OMAHA, Neb. - Mikie Mahtook singled in the winning run in the top of the 11th inning and LSU survived five Texas home runs to beat the Longhorns, 7-6, in Game 1 of the College World Series finals last night.
The Tigers' D.J. LeMahieu tied the game in the ninth with a two-run double.
LSU (55-16) can win its sixth national title with a victory over the Longhorns (49-15-1) tonight in the best-of-three series.
LeMahieu walked leading off the 11th against Brandon Workman (3-4), stole second with two outs and took third when catcher Cameron Rupp's throw went into center field. After Micah Gibbs walked, Mahtook singled into center field for the go-ahead run.