LSU-Virginia: By the numbers

June, 14, 2009
Here are a few notes off LSU's 9-5 win over Virginia in the College World Series opener (compiled by the NCAA).

• After Saturday night's win, LSU has a national-best 52 wins on the season and is the only school in the country with at least 50 wins this season. The win also was the Tigers' first in a College World Series opener since 2000, when the Tigers won the last of their five national titles. Before Saturday night, LSU had dropped its past three CWS openers.

• Ryan Schimpf is hitting .458 (11-for-24) with three homers and nine RBIs in LSU's six NCAA tournament games after going 2-for-4 with a homer, two RBIs and two runs scored against Virginia.

• LSU is now 47-0 this season when leading after six innings. The Tigers are also 25-1 when scoring at least nine runs in a game.

• The Cavaliers are the ninth straight team to lose their first-ever game at the CWS. The last team to win a CWS opener was Georgia Tech in 1994. Southern Miss will look to break the streak when it plays Texas on Sunday night (ESPN2/ESPN360, 7 p.m. ET).

• The announced crowd of 24,104 at Rosenblatt Stadium was the largest to witness a Virginia baseball game. The previous high was 17,860 people in attendance when the Cavaliers played Clemson on May 28, 2005, at the ACC tournament, which was held that year in Jacksonville, Fla.



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