OMAHA, Neb. – Wake Forest catcher Bennett Lee delivered an RBI single within the backside of the eighth inning to elevate the No. 1 nationwide seed Demon Deacons to a 3-2 victory over LSU Monday evening at Charles Schwab Subject.
With the win, Wake Forest improved to 54-10, and the Tigers dropped to 49-16.
LSU returns to motion Tuesday evening to tackle Tennessee in a CWS rematch. The competition is scheduled for a 6 p.m. CT first pitch, and it may be heard on the LSU Sports activities Radio Community associates.
Deacon reliever Camden Minacci (1-1) earned the win after tossing 1.2 scoreless innings. LSU right-hander Thatcher Hurd (6-3) was charged with the loss after firing 3.0 innings and permitting one run on three hits with 5 strikeouts.
LSU began the scoring within the winner’s bracket sport with two runs within the prime of the third. The body started with left fielder Josh Pearson drawing a stroll and advancing to second on a wild pitch. Third baseman Tommy White delivered an RBI single to provide the Tigers the primary lead of the sport. First baseman Tre’ Morgan adopted up with an RBI triple to the left discipline wall.
The Tigers led 2-0 after three innings.
Wake Forest tied it within the backside of the sixth inning with a two-run body. The Deacons struck for a pair on the energy of an RBI single and a runner scoring on a double play with the bases loaded.
Wake Forest was capable of rating the go-ahead within the backside of the eighth inning following a double from designated hitter Danny Corona and the next RBI single from Lee.