Tag Archives: Hunter Newman

Memories Can Be Wonderful Or Bittersweet

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Father’s Day

By John Ventola

Father’s Day weekend. Omaha, Nebraska. College World Series. A Saturday in June numbered 17. LSU baseball. Continue reading

Rally Possum Super Powers At Work

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LSU Enters Super Regional With Omaha Again In Sight

State of mind plays a major part in the level of success achieved by players involved with athletics. When skill-sets and talent are comparable, confidence often determines the victor. Nowhere has that fact been more evident that the run the LSU baseball team has been on since a tiny marsupial snuck into the Alex Box Stadium outfield in the midst of a 9-1 beat down by SEC opponent Arkansas on May 7th. Continue reading

Postseason Batting Slump and Limited Pitching Prove Too Much

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LSU Lack Of Dependable Arms Cuts CWS Play Short

By John Ventola

LSU’s seventeenth trip to the College World Series ended with a third game loss to TCU that also put the finishing touches on a 54-12 season by the Tigers. For a veteran team that was ranked near or at the top of national polls all season long, losing two straight games to the Horned Frogs might be called disappointing by some, but Coach Paul Mainieri’s ability to conceal the squad’s lack of dependable pitching depth made it one of his finest coaching campaigns in Baton Rouge. Continue reading