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LSU shortstop Josh Smith (4) scores behind Florida State catcher Matheu Nelson (63) in the eighth inning in Game 2 of the NCAA Baseball Baton Rouge Super Regional between LSU and Florida State, Sunday, June 9, 2019, at LSU's Alex Box Stadium in Baton Rouge, La. Florida State defeated LSU 5-4 in 12 innings to advance to the College World Series.

There’s no crying in baseball, as fans of the game are frequently reminded, so we’ll try not to shed a tear over LSU’s failure to win a spot in this year’s College World Series in Omaha.

How LSU's loss to Florida State will be remembered: Heroic Devin Fontenot but too many what-ifs

The team was defeated Sunday by the Florida State Seminoles in a 5-4 squeaker than lasted 12 innings during the NCAA super regional at Alex Box Stadium in Baton Rouge.

The loss was disappointing, but Sunday’s match-up made for an exciting competition, and it was a nice reminder why baseball is a great summer pastime. It’s a pleasant diversion from politics and the bleakness of the headlines, which are really something to cry about.

We congratulate Coach Paul Mainieri and his Tigers on their season.