LSU batters have plenty of company. The Tigers, like many before them, were left scratching their heads after facing UCLA’s Adam Plutko.
Plutko allowed five hits in seven innings and is 6-0 after a 2-1 victory in the College World Series on Sunday.
“He gets a ton of fly balls,” LSU’s Mason Katz said. “We didn’t make adjustments on that.”
Yeah, just like everyone else who has faced Plutko in the post-season.
Plutko underwhelms. Teams are tantalized by his high fastball, which mostly results in pop-ups or lazy fly balls. He has 28 career victories and is 2-0 in College World Series play.
The Bruins, as usual, got him just enough, scoring two unearned runs.
Plutko delivered an aw-shucks performance post-game.
“I mean, if you look at it, I think we’ve been kind of flying under the radar all year long,” Plutko said. “We always talk about we want to play our game. We just kept stringing quality at-bats, one right after the other, one right after the other. We just were lucky enough to break them down a bit.”