LSU Baseball vs. Florida: A Historic Rivalry

LSU and Florida have a storied history in college athletics and their baseball programs are no exception. On June 27th, 2017 they met in the semifinals of the College World Series with the winner moving on to face the winner of the other semifinal game in the championship series. Both teams were ranked among the top five in the country and it promised to be a clash of the titans. However, due to weather, Game 1 of LSU-Kentucky had been rescheduled to a 7:06 p.m. CT first pitch, leading to a delay in the start of the LSU vs. Florida game.

LSU entered this game as the defending SEC champions and were looking to stamp their authority on the tournament. They had a solid season, finishing with a 48-17 record, but were looking for redemption after a disappointing end to the previous year's tournament. Meanwhile, Florida came into the game with an impressive 49-18 record and were eager to win their first College World Series championship.

The first game between these two teams had been a low-scoring affair with Florida winning 4-3, but this game was an offensive display. LSU got off to a strong start, scoring four runs in the top of the first inning, including a three-run home run from Zach Watson. Florida responded with three runs of their own in the bottom of the inning, but LSU continued to pile on the runs.

LSU's starting pitcher, Alex Lange, did an admirable job stopping the powerful Florida offense until they finally broke through in the fifth inning, scoring four runs to tie the game at 7-7. In the top of the sixth inning, LSU's Kramer Robertson hit a crucial two-run homer to give LSU a 9-7 lead. The game then turned into a bullpen battle as both teams relied on their relief pitchers to close out the game.

In the end, it was LSU's pitcher, Zack Hess, who held his nerve and pitched two scoreless innings to secure an 11-7 victory for LSU. This win set up a mouthwatering finale against Florida, which would be the fourth time these two teams had met that season.

Overall, this game was a thrilling matchup between two of the best teams in college baseball. Both teams displayed impressive offensive prowess, but it was LSU's resilience that proved to be the difference in the end. The LSU vs. Florida rivalry is one of the most storied in college baseball and their games never disappoint.

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