LSU Avoids Elimination With More Rally Possum Power
Ever since the Rally Possum walked on the field at LSU, things changed for the Tiger baseball team.
The power of the possum came through again, along with Kramer Robertson, to help LSU avoid elimination in the SEC Tournament. It only adds to the legacy of the #RallyPossum. Since the little critter walked on the field against Arkansas, the Tigers only lost one of their 13 games. Believe in the power, baseball fans, and get yourself a possum.
Jokes aside, it was an incredible comeback for LSU against Tennessee in a #5-#12 matchup in the SEC Tournament.
The Volunteers erased runners at home plate twice to protect their lead, and heading into the 7th inning they had LSU pinned down, 4-0. They didn't count on the Rally Possum though.
After clawing back within one run heading into the 9th inning, Greg Deichmann blasted a ball about 450 feet to tie the game at four runs. Look at this monster shot.
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With the game tied, the Tigers loaded the bases up for Kramer Robertson. Robertson, the daugter of legendary Baylor Women's Basketball Coach Kim Mulkey, seems to be the second spirit animal for the Tigers. Whenever LSU needs a huge hit, it's always Robertson at the dish. After missing on a pitch down the middle of the plate, Robertson connected with the next pitch and the ball stayed fair down the left field line. The game-winning run trotted across home plate, and the team went chasing after Robertson to thank him for the victory. "I knew they were going to take my jersey. They did it last time, and I didn't want them to do it again," Robertson joked with the SEC Network after the game. Robertson wasn't going to let the moment get lost on him either. At this time last year, he was hoping for an opportunity like this. "A year ago today, I was sitting at home injured, wishing I could be here watching my team have fun and win games here," Robertson said. "I told myself if I ever got the opportunity, I wasn't going to let it go to waste. It's made everything worth it. It's been a long three years, but nights like tonight make it worth it." He took a good cut at his pitch, and he delivered the win. You might want to watch it a few times. Up next, LSU plays Florida in a matchup of #4 and #5 seeds. In a close game, I'll give the edge to the Rally Possum every time.