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BREAKING: 4:30pm 6-17-08 Tigers Still Alive in CWS - Score 4 in 9th: LSU Cooks Rice 6-5
Tuesday, Jun 17, 2008 12:17pm

OMAHA, NE From ESPN (By: Tom Pace, Talk of the Town) BREAKING: NCAA CWS  4:30pm 6-17-08  On the verge of elimination, the LSU Tigers scored four big, come-from-behind runs in the ninth inning, to cook Rice 6-5, sending the Owls home to roost, from the loser's bracket of the College World Series. 

The Associated Press reports the story this way on ESPN: OMAHA, Neb. -- Blake Dean hit a three-run double off the left-field wall in the bottom of the ninth inning to keep LSU alive in the College World Series with a 6-5 victory over Rice on Tuesday.   

Dean drove Cole St. Clair's 1-0 pitch on a line to the fence, and he was mobbed by teammates shortly after he arrived at second base. The celebration was the culmination of LSU's rally from a 5-0 deficit. The Tigers were two outs away from losing a sixth straight game in Omaha since winning the 2000 national title. 

The Tigers had scored a run in the seventh and eighth innings to pull to 5-2 against St. Clair. In the ninth, Michael Hollander hit an RBI single before Jared Mitchell reached on an error to load the bases.

Dean then delivered the big hit.

LSU (49-18-1) plays Thursday against the loser of Tuesday night's Bracket 2 game between Fresno State and North Carolina.

Rice ends the season 47-15.

Click here for the latest CWS Game Summary from ESPN.com

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