Texas unravels in sixth inning; LSU leads 9-4

June, 24, 2009
OMAHA, Neb. -- Things are falling apart for Texas at Rosenblatt Stadium, as LSU scored five runs on only two hits in the top of the sixth inning.

After freshman Mikie Mahtook's RBI double gave LSU a 5-4 lead with no outs, Texas coach Augie Garrido replaced reliever Brandon Workman with freshman Austin Dicharry. On the next at-bat, catcher Micah Gibbs bunted to move Mahtook to third, but Dicharry threw wildly to first and Gibbs was safe.

Mathook scored on Derek Helenihi's sacrifice fly to left to make it 6-4, and then shortstop Austin Nola grounded out to second for the second out.

But Dicharry walked DJ LeMahieu to put runners at first and second, and then reliever Austin Wood hit Ryan Schimpf with a pitch to load the bases.

Wood then hit Blake Dean with another pitch, allowing Gibbs to score from third for a 7-4 lead.

LSU first baseman Sean Ochinko delivered the big hit in the inning with a two-run single to left to make it 9-4.



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