Meanwhile, Florida State enters the College World Series full of confidence after surviving an early defeat in regional to Tennessee Tech to win six straight, including a sweep in the Super Regionals.
Dyson picked the right time to craft the longest and best outing of his young collegiate career.
Meanwhile, at TD Ameritrade Park, home runs will be hard to come by in a big park where the ball doesn't carry well. The game will be broadcast live on ESPN2.
A line of severe thunderstorms that dropped tornadoes in northeast Nebraska threatened the Omaha area Friday evening. "This is why you come to Florida".
Going into the final week of the regular season, Florida State needed to sweep then-No. "They're treated like they've never been treated before", Martin, 73, said.
"If we're fortunate enough to get to Omaha, there may be some strategy", he said.
"Once I got it working, I was just throwing it more and more", he said. Only Wichita State's Gene Stephenson has led a team to the CWS more times (17). The Sunday doubleheader features the No. 7 national seed Louisville (52-10) vs. Texas A&M (41-21) at 1 p.m. (CT). Robertson is hitting.378 (37-for-98) during LSU's current 21-2 run in the past 23 games with six doubles, two triples, four homers, 19 RBI and 36 runs.
Facing tall odds in Game 1 by trailing 3-0 going into the bottom of the eighth, the never-say-die Tigers rallied for 4 runs to capture the all-important first game. He has had plenty of company: During LSU's 16-game winning streak, the Tigers have surrendered only 35 earned runs in 140 innings (2.25 team ERA) with 144 strikeouts.
The key, each coach always says, is maximizing the opportunity because that emotional high you experienced after a super regional win will be amplified exponentially if you're the club hoisting the trophy here in two weeks.
"The first few innings I remember being a little rough", Martin Jr. said. It's an exciting time, and we're excited to go there. If that I meant I had to throw five innings.
"Michael Byrne has done a great job", Dyson said. We just found a way to get it done. ". We only have two seniors on our team". He is hoping by the time he leaves Omaha, Neb., this time it will be with his first national championship. He has recorded seven multiple-hit games in the last 13 outings and leads the country with 83 runs scored.
Schlossnagle said last year's exit in the College World Series "really, really hurt", but he does not call it a bad experience. "So we've had to overcome a ton". "We like to think we're just as good as anybody up there, but when you're playing that caliber of competition you've got to play your best".