Nashville-Davidson, Tennessee 2021-06-13 19:00:26 –
Knoxville, Tennessee (WATE) — Tennessee is bound for Omaha. The Vols baseball team hit five home runs in the first five innings on Saturday, defeating LSU 15-6 and returning to the first College World Series since 2005.
In a powerful game, both teams fired the ball from Lindsey Nelson Stadium. A total of 10 home runs including Vols and Tigers.
Jake Lacquer fired a home run derby in the middle of the left back in the first inning. He followed it up the second time in every third.
LSU Ace’s Landon Marceau entered the match on Sunday just by giving up a total of five home runs during the season. After he gave up two in the first few innings, Mainieri went to his bullpen to find another solution. Freshman pitcher Garrett Edwards started four innings on the Tigers mound, but only followed Marceau’s steps.
Vols’Connor Pavolony added home runs from 9th place in batting order to 5-2 Tennessee.
The hit Drew Gilbert Grand Slam winner against regional WrightIn the 5th time, he hit a right fielder with a home run, and Jordan Beck hit a 3 home run in the center left, raising Vols to 9-2.
LSU tried the second half of the rally and hit a home run with consecutive innings to reduce the deficit to 11-6, but it was too few and too late.
Evan Russell hit a two-run home run, giving Vols a 13-6 lead at the top of the eighth inning, setting a new record for the NCAA tournament program with a total of six home runs.
Vols has won the most runs of the program to date in Super Regional games and added two more to the top of the ninth to wipe out the Tigers.
Overall, Vols efficiently achieved 15 runs with just 12 hits and 4 walks. Lacquer finished 3 to 5 with a plate that scored three times and scored four RBIs.
Freshman pitcher Blake Tidwell scored his 13th win of the season, hitting seven hits, including four home runs, and hitting seven hits in seven innings.
Marceau lost in a short break. Tigers head baseball coach Paul Mainieri said he wanted to give Marceau another day’s rest after Eugene Regional and decided to put him in the second game. But instead of resting, he looked rusty and took some time to settle on the mound.
Tennessee also continues to move undefeated streak to 6-0 in Super Regional play as a program. Vols has hit 11 home runs in the last three games.
next: Tennessee Baseball will return to the College World Series for the first time in 16 years. Vols will play against the winners of the Dallas Baptist-Virginia series.
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