Live Updates: LSU defeats Tennessee, 6-3, in College World Series 2023


Top of 9th Inning – Kling to right field for Jobert; Denton struck out swinging 93 mph elevated fast ball; Merritt flied out left field; Burke reached on a fielding error by shortstop; Burke advanced to second base for some unknown reason; Scott lined out to pitcher on full count.

LSU 6, Tennessee 3 heading to the ninth inning.

Bottom of 8th Inning – Fanning to pitch for Sowell; Taylor to catch for Dreiling – Jobert homered to right field on a 1-2 count, a hanging slider; Thompson grounded out to shortstop; Pearson grounded out to 1B unassisted; Russell to pitch for Fanning; Crews flied out to left center field. LSU leads 6-3 heading into the ninth inning.

LSU 5, Tennessee 3 heading into the bottom of the eighth inning.

Top of 8th Inning – Nippolt to 2B for Dugas; Skenes at 102 pitches to start inning; Burke lined out to center field; Scott doubled to right center field; Dreiling pinch hitting for Stark, (Johnson mound visit with Skenes) struck out looking (12th strike out and 200th on the season for Skenes); Ahuna singled up the middle, Scott scored from second base; G. Guidry in to pitch for Skenes; Ensley homered to center field on first pitch, scored Ahuna from first base (5-3 LSU); Cooper in to pitch for Guidry; Dickey grounded out to shortstop near second base (close play under review, called out originally, but overturned to safe or single to shortstop and UT retains review); Moore struck out looking.

LSU 5, Tennessee 0 after seven complete.

Bottom of 7th Inning – Sewell to pitch for Connell – Crews doubled to right field on the first pitch; White singled to left field on a 2-0 count, Crews advanced to third base; Morgan (Tennessee has a pitching conference at the mound) sacrifice fly to center field, Crews scored from third base; Travinski struck out swinging. Beloso walked, White advanced to second base; Dugas flied out right field.

Top of 7th Inning – Skeenes enters inning with pitch count at 83. Dickey fouled out left field; Moore struck out looking; Denton walked on a full count, Skenes first walk of the game; Merritt struck out swining.

Back to back RBI hits by Jobert, a triple off the wall, and an infield single from Thompson, puts LSU up 4-0 in the bottom of sixth with two outs and Tennessee going to another pitcher.

Bottom of 6th Inning – Travinski walked on full count; Beloso popped up to left field; Dugas (wild pitch allows Travinski to advance to second base) struck out swinging on 2-2 count; Jobert tripled to right center off the wall, Travinski scored from second. LSU had been 0-for-6 with runners in scoring position until Jobert’s RBI double. Thompson singled to shortstop, Jobert scored from third base; Connell to pitch for Halvorsen. Pearson grounded out to first base unassisted. 2 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors, 1 LOB.

Top of 6th Inning – Skeenes enters inning with a pitch count of 76 pitches, he has struck out nine and allowed three hits with no walks. Stark fouled out to third base; Ahuna flied out left center field; Ensley grounds out to shortstop and Thompson makes another great play and Morgan stretches for the out (call under review) (Call is confirmed, Tennessee has one challenge left.)

Bottom of 5th Inning – Halvorsen to pitch for Combs; Crews flied out to right field; White grounded out to shortstop; Morgan struck out swinging. 0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors, 0 LOB.

Top of 5th Inning – Denton went ahead 3-0 in the count, then struck out looking; Merritt singled through the right side; Burke flied out to shallow left field; Scott struck out swinging. 0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors, 1 LOB

Bottom of 4th Inning – Beloso struck out looking on a 2-2 count; Dugas walked; Jobert doubled to right field on an 0-2 count, Dugas goes from first to third base; Thompson struck out swinging on sinker with the count 2-2; Combs to pitch for Lindsey – Pearson batting for LSU; Pearson struck out swinging on 2-2 count. 0 Runs, 1 HIt, 0 Errors, 2 LOB.

Top of the 4th Inning – Ensley singled through the left side on a 100 mph fast ball, his second hit of the game and the only two hits so far against Skenes; Dickey flied out to left field; Moore flied out to left field on a ball off the end of the bat, Pearson makes diving catch while battling the sun. Denton (Ensley caught stealing, cut down by Travinski). 0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors. 0 LOB.

LSU leads 2-0 after three innings.

Bottom of 3rd Inning – Pearson singled to right field; Crews singled through right side to right field, Pearson advanced to second base; White grounded out to pitcher; Pearson advanced to third base, Crews advanced to second base; Morgan grounded out to pitcher, RBI, Pearson scores from third base, Crews advanced to third base; Travinski grounds out to first base, 3-1 put out. 1 Run, 2 Hits, 0 Errors, 1 LOB.

Top of 3rd Inning – Scott struck out swinging; Stark popped up to shortstop in left center; Ahuna struck out looking, Skenes seventh strike out so far.

Dugas solo homer in the bottom of the second inning puts LSU up 1-0 heading into the top of the third.

Game Line Score

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Top 3rd

Bottom of 2nd Inning – Beloso grounded out to first base unassisted; Dugas homered to left field on a 2-1 hanging 94 mph sinker; Jobert grounds out to pitcher; Thompson struck out swinging. 1 Run, 1 Hits, 0 Errors. 0 LOB.

Top of 2nd Inning – Denton struck out swinging in three pitches; Merritt struck out swinging on a breaking ball in three pitches; Burke struck out swinging with a full count. 0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors.

LSU 0, Tennessee 0 at the end of 1st inning.

Bottom of 1st – Crews grounds out to shortstop; White struck out swinging with a full count on a 96 mph sinker; Morgan singled up the middle; Travinski flied out to right center.

Top of 1st Inning – Skenes strikes out two, gives up one infield hit. UT leaves one runner on base. 0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors.

UT Line Up

SpotPos# PlayerBatsTodayAvg
1ss2 Maui AhunaL0-0.302
2cf9 Hunter EnsleyR0-0.279
3lf17 Jared DickeyL0-0.325
42b1 Christian MooreR0-0.313
53b44 Zane DentonB0-0.274
6dh10 Griffin MerrittR0-0.315
71b25 Blake BurkeL0-0.279
8rf8 Christian ScottL0-0.282
9c30 Cal StarkR0-0.181
10p29 Andrew LindseyR0-0
Tennessee Line Up

TENNESSEE vs. LSU starts at 6:40 Central.

Wake Forest rallies for two runs in the bottom of the eighth inning and then holds off Stanford, 3-2.

4:52 PM Central: Stanford and Wake Forest resume play.

3:19 PM Central time: WEATHER DELAY in Stanford vs Wake Forest with two outs in the top of the seventh inning. Stanford leads Wake Forest, 2-1.

LSU (48-15) will face Tennessee (43-20) for the fourth time this season at 6 p.m. Central Time on Saturday with the game televised on ESPN. LSU defeated Tennessee twice in a three-game series at the end of March in Baton Rouge.

2023 COLLEGE WORLD SERIES SCHEDULE (all times Eastern)

Friday, June 16
Game 1 – Oral Roberts vs. TCU, 2 p.m. | ESPN
Game 2 – Virginia vs. Florida, 7 p.m. | ESPN 

Saturday, June 17
Game 3 –Wake Forest vs. Stanford, 2 p.m. | ESPN
Game 4 – LSU vs. Tennessee, 7 p.m. | ESPN

Sunday, June 18
Game 5 – Loser of Game 1 vs. Loser of Game 2, 2 p.m. (Elimination game) | ESPN
Game 6 – Winner of Game 1 vs. Winner of Game 2, 7 p.m. | ESPN

Monday,June 19
Game 7 – Loser of Game 3 vs. Loser of Game 4, 2 p.m. (Elimination game) | ESPN
Game 8 – Winner of Game 3 vs. Winner of Game 4, 7 p.m. | ESPN

Tuesday,June 20
Game 9 – Winner of Game 5 vs. Loser of Game 6, 2 p.m. (Elimination game) | ESPN
Game 10 – Winner of Game 7 vs. Loser of Game 8, 7 p.m. (Elimination game) | ESPN

Wednesday, June 21
Game 11 – Winner of Game 6 vs. Winner of Game 9, 2 p.m. | ESPN
Game 12 – Winner of Game 8 vs. Winner of Game 10, 7 p.m. | ESPN

Thursday, June 22
Game 13 – Winner of Game 6 vs. Winner of Game 9, 2 p.m. or 7 p.m. (If necessary) | ESPN or ESPN2
Game 14 – Winner of Game 8 vs. Winner of Game 10, 7 p.m. (If necessary) | ESPN2

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