It’s impossible to tell the story of Division I college baseball without the LSU Tigers. Obviously, the greatest home run in history belongs to LSU’s Warren Morris, who won 1996 College World Series with a walk-off shot facing two outs in the bottom of the ninth inning — It’s the only home run in collegiate or MLB history to have won a championship in that scenario.
Pull up the D-I record book, and “LSU” appears 172 times, including the most doubles in one inning (8), most consecutive games in with a home run (77), and most home runs in a season (188 in 70 games). Thanks to single-season performances and star-studded rosters, Louisiana State University is tied with Texas for the second-most national championships (6) in NCAA history.
Despite that resume, the story of LSU’s 2019 season was about coming up short.
Last year’s Tigers won 40 games, finished third in the SEC West, and entered the SEC Tournament as the five-seed. LSU ultimately lost twice to Mississippi State in double-elimination format. Then, winning the Baton Rouge Regional of the NCAA Tournament earned LSU a three-game series against Florida State in the Super Regional. This…