The LSU Tigers have advanced to the final championship game of the Men's College World Series, and a catalyst for their 2-0 walk-off win in the 11th inning against the Wake Forest Demon Deacons last week came at the hands of first baseman Tre' Morgan.
The Tigers had the Demon Deacons nipping at their heels with runners at the corners and one out in the top of the eighth inning.
Pitcher Paul Skenes, a top MLB prospect, had 116 pitches under his belt. He delivered an easy pitch to the Demon Deacons hitter, who laid down a bunt to attempt to have the runner from the third score — but Morgan had other plans.
As seen in the video above, Morgan rushed toward home plate as he saw the bunt come up, dove toward the ball, and gave a toss to home for a bang-bang play resulting in the out.
As mentioned, the Tigers won in 11 innings.
The bottom of the 11th inning started with center fielder Dylan Crews hitting a single into left field. With him at first, third baseman Tommy White came to the plate and hit a home run-off reliever Camden Minacci.
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Ironically, following the Demon Deacons Monday win over LSU, Minacci said, "Who can beat us? You know it seems pretty much impossible."
Well, the Tigers can, and they did.
The Tigers will now take on the Florida Gators in the Men's College World Series. The best-of-three series began on June 24 and will close out on Monday June 26 to decide which team are the champions.
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