The LSU Tigers will face the Oregon St. Beavers on Sunday night for the second time in as many days during the regional round of the 2012 NCAA Baseball Tournament. The Beavers lost to LSU on Saturday night, 7-1, and went to the loser's bracket to face the Louisiana-Monroe Warhawks on Sunday afternoon in an elimination game. The Beavers dominated the Warhawks in an 11-2 victory.
Oregon St. pitcher Ben Wetzler threw 8.2 innings, allowing both runs on eight hits and three walks. He struck out eight. That first run was unearned due to an error by John Tommasini in the third inning on a ball hit by Joey Rapp. Carlos Rodriguez recorded the final out, but not before a wild pitch allowed the second run to score (charged to Wetzler since he put the baserunner on that scored).
Michael Conforto went 3-for-4 with a double and four RBI while Tyler Smith went 2-for-5 with a triple and three RBI.
The LSU-OSU contest will start at 5:30 p.m. MT. Ryan Eades, a former Colorado Rockies draft pick in 2010, will start for LSU.