Tennessee chases LSU ace Landon Marceaux after two home runs by Jake Rucker
Tennessee was asked with beating LSU ace Landon Marceaux today, and the Vols have responded.
Marceaux was removed from the game after just three innings of work. He gave up two big home runs, both to Tennessee slugger Jake Rucker.
Rucker hit a 2-run bomb in the first inning and then came back with a solo shot in the third. Here’s his second homer:
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Marceaux was dominant all year, coming into this game with a 2.44 ERA. He even tagged this same Tennessee lineup with nine strikeouts in five innings of work earlier this season.
LSU remained in the game thanks to a pair of solo homers by Dylan Crews. However, Tennessee hit another 2-run homer in the fourth inning off relief pitcher Garrett Edwards.
That gave Tennessee a 5-2 lead with all runs coming via the long ball.
Tennessee is one win away from reaching its first College World Series since 2005. The Vols won Game 1 of this Super Regional 4-2 on Saturday.