LSU 6 Stanford 5 Baseball Title 2000


FOULING THE BALL. STAYING ALIVE. Greg>>DEEP TO LEFT FIELD. TOPHIM ON THE RUN AGAIN — IT IS GONE! Jerry>>BLAIR BARBIER FINALLY GOT HIS BAT ON THE BALL AND HIT A FAIR BALL.■■ HE’S BEEN BATTLING WITH ABOUT FIVE FOUL BALLS PREVIOUS TO THIS, GOT — NIPPE■ OUTSIDE RNER ON THAT PITCH. Greg>>L.S.U. FANS MAKING A RACKET. FU-COUNT PITCH. THE PERS HAVHE RIGHT TO AND GO TO ANOTHER PITCH THEY’RE COMFORTABLE WITH, BUT THEY HAD BETTER MAKE SURE IT’S NOT HIT. Greg>>DEEP TO LEFT FIELD — TOPHAM TO THE WALL — IT’S GONE. Jerry>>TIE GAME!4 THE L.S.U. MYSTIQUE — MAGIC HAS OCCURRED AGAIN HERE IN THE BOTT. TIE GAME. 5-5. HEERS] [APPLAUSE] Greg>>NUMBER 7 ON THE YEAR BY■ JEREMY WITTEN, AND WE’RE TIED AT 5. Jerry>>JEREMY WITTEN GETS A SLIDER UP IN THE ZONE AND HE DRIVES IT HARD INTO LEFT FIELD. HE’S WATCHING ANXUSLY,ECAUSE ISN’T A SURE HOME RUN — IT JUST BARELY GOT OVER THE LEFT FIELDER, ANDY TOPHAM’S GLOVE. THERE HE IS REJOICING AROUND THE BASES REPRESENTING THE TYING RUN. Greg>>HERE IS RAY WRIGHT. HIT INTO LEFT FIELD. COMING ON, TOPHAM IS THERE AND HE MAKES THE CATCH. THREE RUNS, TWO HOME RUNS. WE’RE TIED AT 5NET2CBS Greg>>OFF THE WRIST. SHORT RIGHT FIELD. RAY WRIGHT COMES ON AND MAKES THE CATCH. [CHEERS] [APPLAUSE] Greg>>RAY WRIGH HASN’T MISSED MUCH IN RIGHT FIELD TODAY AND HE WASN’T GOING TO MISS THAT ONE. Jerry>>THERE HE IS WITH A BIG SMILE ON HIS FACE. HE GOT A GOOD JUMP ON THE BALL. THE BALL WAS HIT OFF THE HANDS DOWN NEAR THE HANDLE OF THE BAT, WHICH IS TOUGH TO READ FOR THE OUTFIELDER, BUT RAY WRIGHT GOT A GOOD JUMP AND OUTRAN IT. HERE H COMES. NOT AN EASY PLAY. IT LOOKS EASY,UT HE GOT A TERRIFIC START WITH HIS GREAT SPEED AND WAS ABLE TO MAKE THE PLAY. Greg>>ANDY TOPHAM. SWING AND A MISS. TWO FOR FOUR. A PAIR OF SINGLES FOR PHAM TODAY. AND WHAT’S L.S.U. LOOKING AT IF IT RETIRES STANFORD IN THE TOP OF THE THE TOP OF THE ORDER IN THE BOTTOM OF THE 9TH AND A RUN TO WIN THE CHAMPIONSHIP. 0-2. [CHEERS] Greg>>HODGES I FELT HODGESS JUST THROWING IT IN THEIR FACE, I GUESS HE’S SAYING. HE’S JUST DARING EM TO HIT. HEETS THAT BALL AND HE DELIVERS WITH SOMETHING ON THE PITCH. Greg>>POPS IT IO CENTER FIELD. ON COMES HARRIS. HEERS] ■ Gr WE’RE IN OMAHA BUT IT SOUNDS LIKE BATON ROUGE. L.S.U. NEEDS A RUN TO WINHE CHAMPIONSHIP. TAY. Jerry>>THERE HAVE BEEN A LOT OF DRAMIC MENTS IN THE 51 YEARS THE COLLEGE WORLD SERIES HAS BEEN PLAYED HERE. THAT MAY BE ONEF THEES — CERTAINLY ONE OF THE BEST. BUT WHO KNOWS WHAT AWAITS US HERE IN THE BOTTOM OF THE 9TH. Greg>>RYAN THEOT HIT IN FOUR AT-BATS. BASE HIT LEFT FIELD. [CHEERS] Jerr>RYAN THERIOT, FIRST PITCH HITTING HERE IN THE BOTTOM OFHE 9TH, JUST PAST JOHN GALL INTO LEFT FIELD FOR A SINGLE. ■■HN GALL MAKES A GREAT EFFORT. STRETCHES OUT AND LACE HIMSELF FLAT TRYING TO GET IT BUT HE AN CAN GET THROUGH THIS INNING, TRY TO WIN IT IN EXTRA INNINGS. Greg>>HIGH. THE COUNT IS FULL. [CHEERS] Greg>>NOW LET’S SEE WHAT SKIP BERTMAN DOES WITH RYAN THERIOT WITH A FULL COUNT AND NOBODY OUT. Jerry>>MIKE FONTENOT RUNS GOOD AT HOME PLATE. RYAN ERIOT AT 1ST BASE HAS AVERAGE SPEED. Greg>>THE RUNNER GOES — BASE ON BALLS. [CHEERS] Greg>>HOW IS THIS FOR A SCENE SET FOR THE SLUGGER ON THE TEAM, BRAD CSSE — HE HITS ~466. Jerry>>HE IS ONE FOR 12 IN THE COLLEGE WORLD SERIES, AND THIS HIS FOURTH GAME. I DARE SAY HE IS NOT GOING TO BUNT. HE IS A DOUBLE-PLAY POSSIBILITY — BRAD CRESSE, THE CATCHER DOES NOT RUN WELL, BUT I DARE SAY I DON’T THINK H BUNT WELL EITHER, SO WE’LL SEE WHAT SKIP BERTMAN HAS INSTRUCTED HIM TO DO. I BELIEVE HE’S HITTING AWAY. AND THE STANFORD INFIELD BELIEVES THE SAME THING. FIRST BASEMAN CRAIG THOMPSON IS PLAYING BEHIND THE RUNNER BACK ABOUT 15, 18 FEET. SO ALL EXPECTATIONS ARE THAT BRAD CRESSE WILL SWING AWAY. Greg>>WAS HIT BY A PITCH IN THE FIRST, STRUCK OUT IN THE FIFTH AND THE 7TH. HE’STRUCT EIGHT TIMES HERE IN OMAHA. STRIKE ONE. Jerry>>JASON WAYNE HAS GOTTEN HIM TWO OF THOSE TIMES. WITH SLIDERS AND HE OPENED UP M WITH A SLIDER HERE TO GET THE FIRST STRIKE ON BRAD CRESSE. Greg>>MARK CRESSE, FORMER DODGERS’ COACH RIGHT NOW FATHER OF BRAD. ONE BASE HIT FROM BRAD CRESSE WOULD ERASE AN AWFUL LOT OF BAD MEMORIES HERE IN OMA. Greg>>BASE HIT LEFT FIELD. HE’S GOING TO SEND HIM AROUND. L.S.U. WINS IT! WHAT A FINISH Jerry>>WHAT A FINISH! WHAT A GREAT FINISH FOR THE L.S.U. TIGERS — A DISCOURAGING, HEART-SICK LOSS FOR THE STANFORD CARDINAL. ERS] [APPLAUSE] Jerry>>HERES BRAD CRESSE. YOU CALLED IT. FINALLY, A SECOND HIT IN THE COLLEGE WORLD SERIES. TWO 13 OVERALL, BUT WHO CARES. IT’S A GREAT FINISH. DRIVES IN THEINNING RUN FOR THEATNAL CHAMPIONSHIP L.S.U. TIGERS, THEIR FIFTH COLLEGE WORLD SERIES CHAMPIONSHIP. BRAD CRESSE, IT IS A SLIDER. THREW HIM A VID SLIDER. HE KNOWS RIGHT AWAY IT’S IN THE PAST THE SHORTSTOP INTO LEFT FIELD. HE WATCHES HIS TEAMMATE ATTEMPTING TO SCORE, AND THERE HE MADE IT — TURTLE THOS, THE 1ST BASE COACH, ASK CRESSE REJOICING, AND HERE IS SKIP BERTMAN WATCHING CAREFULLY AS THE BALL GOES INT LEFT, THE RUNNER COMING AROUND THIRD, WAVING HIM, SKI IS EVEN OUT OF THE DUGT — HE’S SAFE. THE CHAMPIONSHIP BELGS TO L.S.U. — Greg>>MARK CRESSE SAYS, “YEAH, YOU BET YOU,” COMEROUND –ND WE’RE PIONS! WE’RE CHAMPIONS AND MIKE HERO. WHAT A COMEBACK — THREE IN THE EIGHTH. ONE IN THE NINTH INNING. L. NIONAL CHAMPIONS, 6-5. Greg>>F THE I A REASON TO BELIEVE YOU NEVER SAY DIE,K AT THE L.S.U. TIGS. GARY APPLE. ry>>WHAT IS IT, SKIP, ABOUT THE LATE-GAME HEROICS FOR YOUR SQUAD IS THIS Coach>>THE KIDS ARE GREAT COETIT WONDERFUL KIDS, THEY’RE BIG BELIEVERS IN THEMSELVES AND THE PROGRAM AND THE COACHES AND EACH OTHER. IT COULDN’T HAVE BEEN A BETTER ENNGOR BRAD CRESSE, OUR LEADING HITTER TO GET IT. Gary>>HE’S STANDING RIGHTEXT TO ME. BRAD, WHA A MOMENT FOR YOU. I KNOW YOU HAVE TEA I YOUR EYES RIGHT HERE. YOU JUST HAD ONE HIT COMING INTO THAT AT-BAT. TELL USBOUT THE MOMENT.>>HAVE BEEN STRUGGLING ALL WORLD SERIES BUT ALL OUR GUYS HAVE BEEN STEPPING IT UP. JEREMY WITTEN AND BLAIR GOT US GOG AND I KNEW I WAS GOING TO GET A SLIDER BECAUSE I STRUCK OUT TWO TIM BEFORE ON SLIDERS. I WAS ABLE TO HIT IT. WE WORKED HARD ALL YEAR LONG FOR IS MOMENT A IT’S INCREDIBLE. Gary>>IT’S RARE TO SEE THE SORT OF EMOTION YOU’VE GOT GOING RIGHT N — TEARSF J>>TELL YOU WHAT. IF YOU HAVE ANY KIND OF PRIDE IN YOUR TEAM, I TELL YOU WT, MAN, WE WORKED SO HARD. THIS IS OURLTIMATE GOAL AT THE BEGINNING OF THE YEAR T WIN A NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP, AND IT HAPPENED. Gary>>CONGRATULATIO, BRAD.>>THAS A LOT. ry>>BACK UPSTAIRS TO GREG. Greg>>CONGRATULATIONS INDEED. THE STANFORD CARDINAL — WE CAN’T OVERLOOK THE TRENDOUS SEASONHEY HAD AND THE TREMENDOUS FIGHT THEY PUT UP TODAY. Jerry>>THEY’RE A GREAT TEAM WITH A GREAT CCHING STAFF AND RIGHT AS THEY WERE CELEBRATING THE VICTORY, L.S. AT HOME PLATE, MARK MARQUESS CALLED HIS TEAM AROUND HIM TOGETHER IN THE DUGOUT AND I THINK HE SAID “FELLO, DON’T BE ASHAMED. YOU’RE A GREAT TEAM. WE GAVE THEM A GREAT BATTLE. [Captioning sponsored by U.S. Department of Education and CBS] [Caponed by Real-Time Captioning, Inc, Van Nuys, California]

7 thoughts on “LSU 6 Stanford 5 Baseball Title 2000

  1. How can I forget, June 10th, 2000, my wedding that afternoon, then watching this game on my honeymoon. My wife is just as big a fan as I am. So……….., it was a good day.

  2. If there's anyone out there surprised by the final outcome between LSU-Stanford, they need to take a history lesson on the Tigers regarding their decade long run of dominance! No lead against LSU was ever secure or safe back then! Stanford found out in a most heart breaking way that the Tigers were the most resilient program in the country!

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