Live Updates: LSU Baseball vs. Florida in Game Three of the CWS Finals (2024)

The LSU Tigers suit up one final time in Omaha as this program goes to battle against the Florida Gators in search of National Championship No. 7.

Dylan Crews and Co. lace up there cleats for the last time in an LSU uniform and the lights couldn't be any brighter.

LSU. Florida. A chance to cement their legacy in college baseball history with a National Championship on the line. It's now or never for the pair of SEC powerhouses with the opportunity to bring a title back home.

Here are a few pregame notes, what Gavin Dugas said ahead of the matchup and live updates from Monday's primetime showdown:

Notes

· LSU centerfielder Dylan Crews is No. 1 in the nation in runs scored (94); No. 2 in on-base percentage (.563); No. 4 in walks (68) and No. 5 in batting average (.423) … third baseman Tommy White is No. 2 in the nation in RBI (100), and he is No. 4 in the nation in RBI per game (1.59).

· LSU right-hander Paul Skenes is No. 1 in the nation in strikeouts (209), strikeouts per nine innings (15.33) and WHIP (0.75), and he is No. 2 in the nation in ERA (1.69) ... he is No. 3 in the nation in strikeout-to-walk ratio (10.45), and No. 5 in hits allowed per nine innings (5.28) ... LSU second baseman Gavin Dugas is No. 2 in the nation in hit-by-pitch (31).

· The Gators are batting .291 on the season with 142 homers and 70 steals in 86 attempts … centerfielder Wyatt Langford is hitting .363 with 19 homers and 49 RBI; shortstop Josh Rivera is batting .361 with 19 homers and 71 RBI, and first baseman/DH Jac Caglianone is hitting .325 with 32 homers and 84 RBI.

What Gavin Dugas Said

"Honestly, we're not lost. We're ready to go. We're going to do what we need to do to get ready for [Monday] night. We're going to prepare like we always do. And we'll be ready to go [Monday]. So nothing changes for us. We're going to keep playing baseball the way we always do."

Pregame

LSU's Starting Lineup

DH Cade Beloso

CF Dylan Crews

3B Tommy White

1B Tre' Morgan

2B Gavin Dugas

RF Brayden Jobert

SS Jordan Thompson

LF Josh Pearson

C Alex Milazzo

RHP Thatcher Hurd

Florida's Starting Lineup

2B Cade Kurland

CF Wyatt Langford

P Jac Caglianone

SS Josh Rivera

C BT Riopelle

1B Luke Heyman

RF Ty Evans

LF Tyler Shelnut

3B Colby Halter

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Live Updates

Top First

Jac Caglianone (UF) pitching

Beloso: Hit by pitch

Crews: Fly out to right field

White: Strikeout

Morgan: Strikeout

Bottom First

Thatcher Hurd (LSU) pitching

Kurland: Single to left center, advances to second base on wild pitch

Langford: Two-run homer to left field (UF 2, LSU 0)

Caglianone: Strikeout

Rivera: Groundout to pitcher

Riopelle: Popped up to center field

Score Update: UF 2, LSU 0

Top Second

Jac Caglianone (UF) pitching

Dugas: Walk, advances to second base on a wild pitch

Jobert: Single to left field, Dugas advances to third base

Thompson: RBI single scores Dugas, Jobert advances to second base (UF 2, LSU 1)

Pearson: Reaches first base on fielders choice, Thompson out at second. Jobert advances to third

Milazzo: Walk (loads bases)

Beloso: Hit by pitch, Jobert scores (LSU 2, UF 2)

Crews: Walk, Pearson scores (LSU 3, UF 2)

*Pitching Change: Cade Fisher enters the game for Florida*

White: RBI single scores Milazzo (LSU 4, UF 2). Crews advances to second base. Beloso advances to third base

Morgan: Sacrifice fly scores Beloso (LSU 5, UF 2). Crews advances to third base

Dugas: RBI single scores Crews (LSU 6, UF 2). White advances to second base

Jobert: Single to right field (loads bases)

Thompson: Fly out to center field

Bottom Second

Thatcher Hurd (LSU) pitching

Heyman: Strikeout

Evans: Popped up to shortstop

Shelnut: Strikeout

Score Update: LSU 6, UF 2

Top Third

Cade Fisher (UF) pitching

Pearson: Fouled out to third base

Milazzo: Walk

Beloso: Strikeout

Crews: Single to right field, Milazzo advances to second base

*Pitching Change: Ryan Slater enters the game for Florida*

White: Groundout to shortstop

Bottom Third

Thatcher Hurd (LSU) pitching

Halter: Fly out to left center field

Kurland: Popped up to center field

Langford: Walk

Caglianone: Hit by pitch

Rivera: Strikeout

Score Update: LSU 6, UF 2

Top Fourth

Ryan Slater (UF) pitching

Morgan: Groundout to pitcher

Dugas: Fouled out to first base

Jobert: Double down right field line

Thompson: RBI single scores Jobert (LSU 7, UF 2). Advances to second base on erro

Pearson: Two-run homer to right field (LSU 9, UF 2)

Milazzo: Single to right field

*Pitching Change: Tyler Nesbitt enters the game for Florida*

Beloso: Single to right center field scores Milazzo (LSU 10, UF 2)

Crews: Groundout to shortstop

Bottom Fourth

Thatcher Hurd (LSU) pitching

Riopelle: Lined out to shortstop

Heyman: Fly out to center field

Evans: Fouled out to third base

Score Update: LSU 10, UF 2

Top Fifth

Tyler Nesbitt (UF) pitching

White: Single up the middle

Morgan: Fly out to left field

Dugas: Hit by pitch, White advances to second base

Jobert: Groundout to third base, Dugas advances to second base. White advances to third base

Thompson: Fly out to center field

Bottom Fifth

Thatcher Hurd (LSU) pitching

Shelnut: Popped up to shortstop

Halter: Strikeout

Kurland: Strikeout

Top Sixth

Tyler Nesbitt (UF) pitching

Pearson: Strikeout

Travinski: Strikeout

Beloso: Single to right field

Crews: Single to left field, Beloso advances to second base

White: Popped up to right center field

Bottom Sixth

Thatcher Hurd (LSU) pitching

Langford: Lined out to shortstop

Caglianone: Strikeout

Rivera: Fly out to center field

Score Update: LSU 10, UF 2

Top Seventh

Tyler Nesbitt (UF) pitching

Morgan: Single down the left field line

Dugas: Walk, Morgan advances to second base

*Wild Pitch: Morgan advances to third base, Dugas advances to second base*

Jobert: Strikeout

Thompson: Strikeout

Pearson: Walk (loads bases)

*Pitching Change: Blake Purnell enters the game for Florida*

Travinski: Walk, Morgan scores (LSU 11, UF 2)

Beloso: Out

Bottom Seventh

Riley Cooper (LSU) pitching

Heyman: Fly out to center field

Evans: Solo homer to right field (LSU 11, UF 3)

Shelnut: Fly out to center field

Halter: Groundout to shortstop

Score Update: LSU 11, UF 3

Top Eighth

Blake Purnell (UF) pitching

Crews: Triple to right center field

White: RBI single scores Crews (LSU 12, UF 2)

Morgan: Single to right field, White advances to second base

Dugas: Walk (loads bases)

Jobert: Reaches first base on fielders choice, Dugas out at second base. Morgan advances to third. White scores (LSU 13, UF 3)

Thompson: Sacrifice fly scores Morgan (LSU 14, UF 3)

Pearson: Hit by pitch

Travinski: Single to shortstop (loads bases)

Beloso: Groundout to second base

Bottom Eighth

Gavin Guidry (LSU) pitching

Kurland: Solo homer to right field (LSU 14, UF 4)

Langford: Fouled out to second base

Caglianone: Strikeout

Rivera: Groundout to second base

Score Update: LSU 14, UF 4

Top Ninth

Blake Purnell (UF) pitching

Crews: Single to center field

White: Double down the left field line scores Crews (LSU 15, UF 4)

Morgan: RBI double to left center scores White (LSU 16, UF 4)

Dugas: Fly out to center field, Morgan advances to third base

Jobert: Two-run homer to right field (LSU 18, UF 4)

Thompson: Popped up to center field

Jones: Single up the middle

Travinski: Strikeout

Bottom Ninth

Gavin Guidry (LSU) pitching

Heyman: Groundout to shortstop

Evans: Groundout to shortstop

Thomas: Single to left field

FINAL: LSU 18, UF 4

Live Updates: LSU Baseball vs. Florida in Game Three of the CWS Finals (2024)
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