On June 26, 2017, LSU and Florida baseball teams faced off in the College World Series (CWS) final Game 1. It was a highly anticipated matchup between two of the top teams in the country. Unfortunately, the game was rescheduled due to weather and started at 7:06 p.m. CT.

The LSU Tigers had a dominant season leading up to this game, finishing the regular season with a record of 48-17. They were led by a talented roster that included players such as Alex Lange, Jared Poche', and Greg Deichmann. The Tigers were looking to secure their seventh national championship in program history.

On the other side of the field were the Florida Gators, who had an equally impressive season with a record of 49-18. The team boasted an outstanding pitching staff, with starters Alex Faedo and Brady Singer leading the way. They were also no strangers to success in the CWS, having won their first national championship just two years prior in 2015.

The game started off as a pitching duel, with both teams unable to score in the first few innings. LSU's Alex Lange and Florida's Alex Faedo were both dominant on the mound, bringing their best stuff for the biggest game of their careers. It wasn't until the top of the fourth inning that the Tigers were able to break through, with Josh Smith hitting a solo home run to give LSU the first run of the game.

The Gators answered back in the bottom of the fifth inning, with a RBI single from Christian Hicks to tie the game at 1-1. However, LSU was able to regain the lead in the top of the eighth inning, with a clutch RBI double from freshman Zach Watson.

The Tigers were able to hold on to the lead in the bottom of the ninth inning, with closer Zack Hess striking out the final batter to secure the win for LSU. The Tigers had taken Game 1 of the CWS final, putting them one step closer to claiming another national championship.

Overall, it was a thrilling game between two talented teams. The LSU Tigers were able to come out on top, but the Florida Gators were not going to go down without a fight. It set the stage for an exciting Game 2, which would ultimately decide the winner of the CWS.

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