Live Updates: LSU shuts out Tennessee, 5-0, to stay alive and eliminate Volunteers from CWS -LSU vs. Tennessee in CWS Elimination Game

LSU vs Tennessee - College World Series Elimination Game

LSU DEFEATS TENNESSEE, 5-0, eliminating the Volunteers. Will now face Wake Forest tomorrow night.

LSU leads Tennessee 5-0 heading into the bottom of the ninth.

Crews two-run home run in the top of the ninth with no outs puts LSU up, 5-0.

Nate Ackenhausen has thrown six shutout innings in his first-ever start and LSU leads 2-0 going into the top of the seventh inning.

LSU 1, Tennessee 0 after five complete innings. Ackenhausen started and has gone the distance for the Tigers to this point.

LSU leads Tennessee after four complete innings, 1-0. Nate Ackenhausen has pitched four shutout innings for the Tigers in his first-ever LSU start.

LSU leads 1-0 after three complete innings. Ackenhausen has thrown 48 pitches and Blake Money is warming up in the bullpen.

LSU leads 1-0 heading to the bottom of the third inning.

Bottom of 2nd Inning –

Burke singled through the left side (2-2 BFFB).
Moore grounded into double play ss to 2b to 1b (3-2 KFFBBBF); Merritt out on the play.
Merritt singled to center field (0-0).

Top of 2nd Inning –



On Mound:Ackenhausen


Bot 2nd





At Bat:Merritt



 LOn Mound: #30 Ackenhausen3.47ERA1.26WHIP


 At Bat: DH #10 Merritt[RH].312AVG.656 SLG


2nd Inning Play-by-play

PlayScoring Dec.BatterPitcherOuts
Top of the 2nd – LSU Batting
KJobert struck out swinging (2-2 BKBSS).KJobertBeam0
HBPMilazzo hit by pitch (0-1 K).HBPMilazzoBeam1
KPearson struck out swinging (1-2 FBSS).KPearsonBeam1
Crews flied out to cf to right center (0-0).F9CrewsBeam2
LSU Inning Summary: 0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors, 1 LOB
LSU 2nd Inning

Bottom of 1st Inning –

Ahuna lined out to ss (1-0 B).L6AhunaAckenhausen0
Ensley grounded out to 3b (2-2 KFBB).G5EnsleyAckenhausen1
Dickey grounded out to 1b unassisted (1-0 B).G3UDickeyAckenhausen2
UT Inning Summary: 0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors, 0 LOB
UT 1st Inning

LSU 1, Tennessee 0 after 1/2 inning.

BBCrews walked (3-2 BKBSBFB).BBCrewsBeam0
KWhite struck out looking (1-2 KSBK).KLWhiteBeam0
Crews advanced to second on a passed ball.PBMorganBeam1
1BMorgan singled to left field (1-1 BK); Crews advanced to third.1B 7MorganBeam1
Dugas lined out to ss (1-0 B).L6DugasBeam1
1BBeloso singled to right center, RBI (1-1 BS); Morgan advanced to third; Crews scored.1B 9 1RBIBelosoBeam2
SBBeloso stole second.SBThompsonBeam2
KThompson struck out swinging (3-2 FBFFBBS).KThompsonBeam2
LSU Inning Summary: 1 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors, 2 LOB

 Call it a marble game. Call it what you want.

Bottom line for Tennessee and LSU, one team is going home on Tuesday night, the other is moving on.

To win a national championship, LSU must put together five wins over a six-day span.

It all starts for Jay Johnson’s No. 5 seeded LSU team by winning today against Tennessee, then the Tigers get a rematch against No. 1 seeded Wake Forest on Wednesday. Beat Tennessee, beat Wake Forest, then what? Then, beat Wake Forest again to move into the CWS Finals.

In other words, LSU has its work clearly laid out before it.

Tonight, Tennessee is expected to start sophomore right-hander Drew Beam (9-4, 3.78 ERA). A Sunday starter for most of the season, Bream faced LSU on April 1 but did not get a decision in the 14-7 win to avoid the sweep. The sophomore right-hander gave up six runs on eight hits in 4.0 innings of work, but only one run was earned. He struck out four and did not walk any. Oh, and Tennessee jumped out to a 10-0 lead in that game. Kind of changes the way you pitch when you’re working from an 10-run lead.

Who LSU starts remained a mystery on Monday night. Nine of LSU’s 11 pitchers are available, according to Johnson with Paul Skenes and Ty Floyd being the only two Tigers’ hurlers not available. But who Johnson and (Wes) Johnson call on is merely speculation right now.

Whoever starts for LSU, probably Riley Cooper, expect the Tigers to use several pitchers throughout the game playing matchups on literally a batter per batter, situational, basis.

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