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No happy ending to LSU's story book season

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OMAHA, NE (WAFB) -

LSU's story book season didn't have the traditional fairy tale ending as it came to an abrupt end on Tuesday.

The Tigers suffered a crushing 4-2 defeat to North Carolina sending the team home after two straight losses in Omaha and putting an end to one of LSU's most successful seasons in program history.

Cody Glenn struggled in his first start since being suspended before the SEC tournament.
He pitched two innings, giving up five hits and three runs.

LSU struggled on offense to get key hits with base runners in scoring position. The Tigers stranded 12 runners, leaving the bases loaded two times in the game.

"It was a very frustrating game," said LSU head coach Paul Mainieri. "We had so many opportunities and couldn't come through with a big hit. We came here to win, came here to win a championship.

"But in time, I'm not going to let that fact take away from these kids and what they accomplished this year. They are champions, and we won several championships this year. We just didn't win the big one, the big championship."

Mason Katz tweeted Tuesday night that he was not only disappointed about the loss for the team, but for the LSU fans as well. He told the Tiger Nation he would, "miss y'all more than you will even know." Click here to see Katz's complete twitter message to LSU fans.

LSU finished the season with an incredible 57-11 record. On the road to Omaha, the Tigers won the SEC West, the SEC Tournament, the Baton Rouge Regional and the Baton Rouge Super Regional.


Scoring recap:

Tar Heels strike first early:
North Carolina scored two runs in the first after Chris Moran singled with two outs and Brian Holbertson followed with a two-run home run. (UNC 1, LSU 0)

North Carolina scores one in the 3rd inning:
Landon Lassiter started the top of the third inning with a double down the third base line for North Carolina.

Moran followed with his second hit and Lassiter scored from second giving the UNC a 3-0 lead over LSU.

Brent Bonvillain replaced Glenn quickly giving up a single to Holbertson and walking Cody Stubbs to load the bases. Bonvillain retired the next three batters to end the inning.

LSU scores one in the 5th inning:
Sean McMullen started the rally for the Tigers with an infield hit. Mark Laird singled to left field and Mason Katz came through with a two-out single to score McMullen. (UNC 3, LSU 1)

North Carolina scores one in the 7th inning:
The Tar Heels got a two-out single from Skye Bolt that scored Moran to give UNC a 4-1 lead over the Tigers.

LSU scores one in the 7th inning:
McMulllen and Laird singled again to try and start another rally to take the lead. McMullen scored after Alex Bregman hit into a double play.

FINAL SCORE: UNC 4, LSU 2

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