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LSU Looking Good After Rout Of Arkansas

Published by on June 16, 2009

Frequently, a former player thrives against his old team. In the case of former LSU pitcher T.J. Forrest, however, familiarity bred home runs.

LSU started slow against their former teammate now pitching for Arkansas, then exploded with two home runs on its way to a 9-1 victory in a College World Series winners' bracket final Monday night in front of 23,417 at Rosenblatt Stadium.

The Tigers (53-16) now get three days off and will next play at 1 p.m. Friday against the winner of a losers' bracket game Wednesday between Arkansas and Virginia.

Forrest, a junior right-hander from Bossier City who pitched regularly at LSU in 2007 before transferring to Bossier Parish Community College in 2008 and to Arkansas in 2009, was motivated going into the game. He lost to LSU on May 2 after allowing four earned runs on seven hits and three walks.

"They're my worst enemy," Forrest said last week to Arkansas reporters with LSU in the same bracket as the Razorbacks. "I'm here now, and I have a job to do. I know what they can do and they're looking for. I spent a whole year with them. Little things like that could make a difference."

They did for awhile. Forrest r...

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