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LSU Beats Vanderbilt To Win Second Consecutive SEC Title

17 Jun 2000: The LSU Tiger celebrate after winning the Championship Game of the College World Series against the Stanford Cardinals at the Resenblatt Stadium in Omaha, Nebraska. The Tigers defeated the Cardinals 6-5.Mandatory Credit: Andy Lyons  /Allsport
Bleacher ReportAnalyst IMay 24, 2009

After being ranked at No. 1 in college baseball preseason rankings, the LSU Fighting Tigers showed they were for real after making their way to the SEC Championship game through the loser’s bracket.

In the first round, the Tigers were beaten by the Vanderbilt Commodores by a final score of 4-1. The Tigers then beat the Alabama Crimson Tide and the South Carolina Gamecocks in elimination games.

On Saturday, the Tigers began a game against the Georgia Bulldogs shortly after 1 p.m. CST and quickly racked up seven runs in the first inning.

The game was then delayed by rain for over four hours.

The Tigers finished the game with a final score of 16-0 in seven innings and then went on to play the Bulldogs again in an elimination game about 45 minutes later.

The second game ended shortly before midnight when Ryan Schimph called off catcher Micah Gibbs and caught a pop up in the seventh inning.

The Tigers won with a final score of 3-2.

LSU then went on to face Vanderbilt again in the SEC Championship game and beat the Commodores with a final score of 6-2 to win their second consecutive SEC Championship.

Alabama is the only other team to ever do this.

LSU’s Mikie Mahtook was named the Most Valuable Player of the tournament.

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