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LSU in the NCAA Tournament - 1975
Coach Jim Smith's 1975 Tiger diamondmen won the SEC championship to qualify for the NCAA Tournament.
  • Staff ace Pat Moock was a unanimous selection for All-SEC honors with his 9-0 record.
  • 1B Steve Frank also made all SEC as he led the Tigers in runs, hits, and RBIs.
  • 3B Wally McMakin also garnered all-conference honors. He led the Tigers in doubles and triples.

#17 LSU traveled to Starkville MS for the four-team NCAA regional.

  • Their first opponent in the double-elimination tournament was the champions of the Ohio Valley Conference, the Murray State Thoroughbreds, the nation's leading hitting team.
  • The other matchup pitted two long-time rivals - Florida State and Miami.

Moock, who had pitched only one inning in three weeks, started against southpaw Randy Oliver, 9-1 with a 2.27 ERA for the #12 Breds.

  • With a predominately righthand hitting lineup, the Tigers scored a single run in the second before a four-run explosion in the third.
  • Meanwhile, the Tigers bailed out Moock with double plays in both the first and second innings, the latter one coming with the bases loaded and none out.
  • The two teams combined for eight DPs, five by LSU, to break the NCAA record of six set in 1967.
  • The final tally was 7-2 in favor of LSU.

The victory sent the Tigers against #1 Florida State, a 1-0 winner over Miami.

  • Junior lefthander Guy Hollingsworth from Natchez, who led LSU in ERA while compiling a 6-2 record, shut out the Seminoles for four innings.
  • The Tigers took the lead in the top of the 4th against FSU's 14-0 starter Larry Jones thanks to the double off the LF fence by 1B Steve Frank and a passed ball.
  • But an error led to an unearned run in the fifth, and the Nolesscored two more in the 7th and added an insurance tally in the 8th for win their 48th game against only eight defeats.
  • Florida State 4 LSU 2

The Tigers had to come back later that day in an elimination game against Miami, which defeated Murray State.

  • After getting just four hits against Jones, the Tigers managed only five against Miami's Cris Lynch. 1B Tom Holliday had two of them as the Tigers didn't score until the 7th when Randy Aldridge walked and came home on McMakin's triple.
  • In the meantime, the Hurricanes pecked away with single runs in the 1st, 2nd, and 5th against Pat Whealy. Paul Stefan replaced the starter with two out in the 5th and held the Canes scoreless the rest of the way.
  • But it was too late as Miami won 3-1 to end LSU's most successful season on the diamond.

Coach Jim Smith

Pat Moock

Paul Stefan

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Tiger Den Archives – I

First LSU Football Game
One-Game Sensation
Tigers Invade Ebbets Field
Dazzling Debut: Tommy Hodson
Streak Buster: LSU vs Alabama 1993
Dazzling Debut: Cecil Collins
Tiger First: Notre Dame Game
Memorable Game: Alabama 1945
Tiger First: UAB Game

Tiger Den Archives – II

Origin of the Chinese Bandits
Leave Coach Dietzel Alone!
Six Straight TD Catches
How Addai Ended Up at LSU
LSU AD on His Coaches
Pro Football Hall of Famers
Streak Buster: UNC 1949
Streak Buster: Alabama 1982

Tiger Den Archives – III

First College Replay
Memorable Game: Tulane 1949
Profile: Robert Dugas
First Big Ten Opponent
Profile: Michael Mahtook
Memorable Game: Tulane 1965
Profile: Alvin Roy
Memorable Game: Ole Miss 1959
Interesting Story: Andre Lafleur

Tiger Den Archives – IV

Firsts: Victory, Home Victory, Winning Season
You Can't Keep a Good Man Down
First NFL Draftee
It's a Miracle!
Dazzling Debut: Alvin Dark
Dazzling Debut: Charlie McClendon
Memorable Game: Tulane 1972
Memorable Game: Tennessee 2000
Dynamic Duo

Tiger Den Archives – V

LSU Lost a Game and a Coach
The Night Big Ben Came to Tiger Stadium
Profile: Tommy Casanova
Profile: Richard Dickson
Memorable Game: Oregon 1932
Buckeyes First LA Invasion
From Braces to All-America
Memorable Game: Georgia 1935
"The Year of the Extra Point"
Brodhead Takes Over

Tiger Den Archives – VI

First Southern Team to Fly to a Game
Memorable Game: Florida State 1991
7-0 in 1973
Profile: John Ed Bradley
Super Bowl Bengals
Recruiting Tales
Memorable Game: Tulane 1937
Scoreless String
Profile: Dub Jones

Tiger Den Archives – VII

Dietzel Returns
Profile: Bert Jones
Largest Crowd in SEC History
Win One for the Bear
Profile: Ken Kavanaugh
Why Didn't He Go to Florida?
No Married Players

Tiger Den Archives – VIII

First Appearance of Mascot Mike
Faust Fever
Profile: Alvin Dark
"LSU is not a class team"
Saban's First Rematch
But Did He Beat Tulane?

Tiger Den Archives – IX

"Give Them My Regards in Baton Rouge"
"Football Is Strictly an Afternoon Game"
When Washington Came to Baton Rouge
Tigers vs Badgers I & II | Profile: Y.A. Tittle

Tiger Den Archives – X

Streak Buster: LSU @ Auburn 1970
Dazzling Debut: Coach Jerry Stovall
Profile: Leonard Fournette
Terry Bradshaw: "I know how it all got started."
Profile: Young Bussey I-VI

Tiger Den Archives – XI

Commodore Surprise
Dietzel and McClendon 1, 2
Incredible Five Quarters
First Bluegrass Miracle

Tiger Den Archives – XII

Season in Time: 2005

LSU Bowl Games

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