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Tigers roar back to defeat Horns

Chance Ruffin (UT Athletics)

OMAHA, Neb. - The Texas Longhorns torn through the NCAA postseason, racking up a number of soul-crushing victories. On Monday night, they were on the other end, losing a tough 7-6 decision to LSU in 11 innings. Burnt Orange Beat's Jason Cole looks back at the game, which put the Tigers one win away from a National Championship.

Nine innings into Monday night's National Championship Series opener, Louisiana State centerfielder Mikie Mahtook was having a game to forget. Mahtook began his night by going 0-for-4, striking out three times and grounding into an inning-ending double play in the eighth. "My first three at-bats—it wasn't like I just struck out," Mahtook said after the game. "It was three terrible at-bats. I was... Recommended Stories