OMAHA, Neb. (AP) - Mikie Mahtook singled in the winning run in the top of the 11th inning and LSU survived Texas' five home runs to beat the Longhorns 7-6 in Game 1 of the College World Series finals.
LSU's record is 55-16. LSU would win its sixth national title with a victory over the Longhorns tonight. The Longhorns stand at 49-15-1.
DJ LeMahieu tied the game in the ninth.
LeMahieu walked leading off the 11th against Brandon Workman. Workman stands at 3-4. He 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.
Matty Ott's record is 4-2. He struck out Brandon Loyn and Tim Maitland and got Connor Rowe to ground out to finish off Texas, which had walkoff wins in two of its first three CWS games.
The Longhorns, who came to Omaha with 39 homers in 61 games, have hit 11 in four games here.
Texas, trying to become the first No. 1 national seed since Miami in 1999 to win the championship, continued its show of power.
Russell Moldenhauer hit two of the Longhorns' five homers.
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