OMAHA, Neb., Sporting Alert — Watch the 2017 NCAA Baseball College World Series Game 2 matchup between No. 4 LSU and Florida State live on ESPN3 here at TD Ameritrade Park Omaha in Nebraska.
Game time for this one is 8:00 p.m. ET, while apart from ESPN3, WatchWSPN will also have live streaming coverage. ESPN will provide the live television broadcast. More live streaming option on the LSU Tigers Athletics Website
The game will follow the tournament opener between No. 1 Oregon State v Cal State Fullerton, with the winner of both games facing off next.
LSU has been impressive so far at this year’s NCAA tournament, following sweeping runs in Regional and Super Regional plays.
The Tigers (48-17), who captured the SEC Tournament title, went 3-0 in Regional play, this after beating Texas Southern, Southeastern Louisiana and Rice.
They then secured a 2-0 sweep of Mississippi State in the Super Regionals to book their place in the College World Series for the 18th time in program history.
LSU, which has 30 NCAA tournament appearances, has won six national championships, but the last time the SEC powerhouses lifted the national crown was in 2009.
Meanwhile, Florida State enters the College World Series full of confidence after surviving an early defeat in regional to Tennessee Tech to win six straight, including a sweep in the Super Regionals.
The Seminoles (45-21) lost to Tennessee Tech to start Regional play, but bounced back to finish with a 4-1 record – (losing to Tennessee Tech, beat UCF, Tennessee Tech and Auburn (twice)).
They then beat Sam Houston State 2-0 in the Super Regionals to advance to the College World Series for the 11th time, but the first since 2012.
Florida State is also searching for its first College World Series title in program history.
Infielder and top hitter Dylan Busby is one of the most important players for the Seminoles heading into Omaha.
The junior from Sarasota, Florida, averages .315 with the bat, which is second to sophomore outfielder Jackson Lueck (.327), while he leads the team in total bases at 140 and is one shy of the team lead in total hits (74) behind Quincy Nieporte.
Outfielder Greg Deichmann, who has 19 home runs this season and a 72 RBI, as well as junior Alex Lange, who is expected to be the starter on Saturday night, are among the leading players for the Tigers this season.
Closer Hunter Newman could also be an impact on Saturday night as well.