OMAHA, Neb. (AP) - Mikie Mahtook singled in the winning run in the top of the 11th inning after DJ Lemahieu tied the game in the ninth, and LSU survived Texas' five home runs to beat the Longhorns 7-6 in Game 1 of the College World Series finals Monday night.
LSU (55-16) would win its sixth national title with a victory over the Longhorns (49-15-1) on Tuesday night.
Lemahieu walked leading off the 11th against Brandon Workman (3-4), stole second with two outs and took third when catcher Cameron Rupp's throw went into center field. After Micah Gibbs walked, Mahtook singled into center field for the go-ahead run.
Matty Ott (4-2) struck out Brandon Loyn and Tim Maitland and got Connor Rowe to ground out to finish off Texas, which had walkoff wins in two of its first three CWS games.
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