BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Aaron Nola threw a two-hitter, pinch-hitter Tyler Moore belted a run-scoring double off Oklahoma ace Jonathan Gray to break a scoreless tie in the eighth, and LSU took Game 1 of the NCAA Baton Rouge super regional, 2-0 on Friday night.
Mark Laird had three hits, the last a run-scoring single in eighth for LSU (56-9), which can advance to the College World Series for the 16th time by beating Oklahoma (43-20) once more on Saturday or Sunday.
Nola (12-0) struck out six and didn't walk a batter.
Gray (10-3), picked third overall by Colorado this Thursday in the Major League Baseball draft, allowed two runs on five hits through 7 1-3 innings. He struck out nine and walked two.