OMAHA, Neb., Sporting Alert — Watch live streaming coverage of the College World Series game between No. 1 national seed Oregon State and No. 4 seed LSU at TD Ameritrade Park here in Omaha, Nebraska, on Monday night.
Both these teams starting the College World Series on a winning note on Saturday, following wins over Cal State Fullerton and Florida State, respectively.
LSU pulled off a late 5-4 victory over the Seminoles, while Oregon State rallied from a big deficit to beat the Titans in the opening game of the double-elimination tournament.
The Beavers (55-4), who are seeking their third national championships and the first since winning back-to-back crowns in 2006 and 2007, have dropped only four games this entire season.
In fact, the top seeds haven’t lost since April 29, when going down 7-5 at home to Southern California, and they are currently riding high on a 22 game win streak.
Meanwhile, 2017 SEC regular-season and tournament champion, LSU, also enters this matchup in very good form.
The Tigers (49-17), who haven’t lost since their 7-6 defeat to South Alabama on May 9, have won 17 straight games and 22 in last 24 overall.
Monday night’s game is expected to be a very exciting battle between two of the College World Series favourites, with LSU coach Paul Mainieri bracing for “a complete blast.”
“Oregon State really has an outstanding ball club,” LSU coach Paul Mainieri said on the school’s athletics website. “It seems like every player in their lineup was chosen in the draft, and they have a tremendous pitching staff with a sub-2.00 ERA.
“We have a lot of respect for (OSU) Coach (Pat) Casey and his staff, and I expect that this game will be a complete blast.
“Both teams are outstanding and will play with every bit of heart that they have, and hopefully, we’ll score more runs than they do,” added Mainieri.
In the meantime, freshman right-hander Eric Walker (8-1, 3.46 ERA) will start on the mound for LSU, Mainieri confirmed.
Sophomore right-hander Bryce Fehmel (5-2, 3,80 ERA) will start for the Beavers.