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No. 2 Tennessee to host LSU in Super Regional

A second tussle with the Tigers looms on the horizon for No. 2 Tennessee. LSU beat Oregon 9-7 early Tuesday morning to claim the Eugene Regional and set up one more series with the Vols.
Published: Jun. 8, 2021 at 1:26 AM EDT|Updated: Jun. 9, 2021 at 12:06 PM EDT
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KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WVLT) - A second tussle with the Tigers looms on the horizon for No. 2 Tennessee. LSU beat Oregon 9-8 early Tuesday morning to claim the Eugene Regional and set up one more series with the Vols.

LIVE: Prepping for the NCAA Knoxville Super Regional

Head coach Tony Vitello and players preview this weekend's NCAA Knoxville Super Regional against LSU

Posted by WVLT on Wednesday, June 9, 2021

Head coach Tony Vitello and players previewed this weekend’s NCAA Knoxville Super Regional against LSU.

Game one will be Saturday, June 12 at 7:00 p.m. ET on ESPN2.

Game two will be Sunday, June 13 at either Noon or 3:00 p.m. ET on either ESPN2 or ESPNU.

Game three, if necessary, will be on Monday June 14, at 4:00 p.m. or 7:00 p.m. ET on ESPN2 or ESPNU.

Tickets went on sale Wednesday morning, June 9, at 8:30 am ET. Fans were told to call 865-656-1200 to buy tickets. Shorlty after 9 a.m., tickets for the Super Regional matchup were sold out.

UT announced standing room only tickets will be sold at $15 each 90 minutes before each game.

Tennessee claimed the Knoxville regional after a shutdown outing from the pitching staff and a two-run homer from Drew Gilbert lifted the Vols to a 3-1 win over Liberty Sunday at Lindsey Nelson Stadium.

With the win, Tennessee advanced to the Super Regional stage of the NCAA Tournament for just the third time in program history and first time since 2005. Next weekend’s Super Regional in Knoxville will mark the first time that Tennessee has ever hosted a Super Regional.

Tennessee completed its first series sweep over LSU since 2008 with a 3-2 walk-off win in extra innings in late March. Luc Lipcius came up with the winning hit with an RBI single to center field in the bottom of the eighth to give the Volunteers their second walk-off win of the day.

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