Ranaudo gets out of jam; LSU leads 3-0

June, 24, 2009
OMAHA, Neb. -- LSU sophomore Anthony Ranaudo just blew a high fastball past Texas right fielder Kevin Keyes to get out of a bases-loaded jam in the bottom of the first inning.

The Tigers take a 3-0 lead into the second inning of the deciding game of the CWS championship at Rosenblatt Stadium.

Texas third baseman Michael Torres led off the bottom of the first with a single up the middle. After second baseman Travis Tucker failed to get down a sacrifice bunt and then struck out, Brandon Belt flew out to deep center for the second out.

But hot-hitting DH Russell Moldenhauer singled to left, and Ranaudo walked catcher Cameron Rupp to load the bases.

Ranaudo didn't waste any time with Keyes, who quickly fell behind on a 1-2 count.



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