Per LSUSports.net: KNOXVILLE, Tenn. - Tennessee scratched across three runs in the bottom of the 6th, and starter Chad Dallas struck out 12 to lift the Volunteers to a 4-2 victory in game one of the Knoxville Super Regional in Lindsey Nelson Stadium.

Dallas kept the Tiger hitters off balance in his six-inning outing, picking up his 11th win of the year while giving up two runs on five hits. Tennessee closer Sean Hunley relieved Dallas in the top of the 7th and tallied four strikeouts without giving up a run on three hits.

LSU went with senior right-hander Ma'Khail Hilliard, who gave the Tigers a great effort, firing five innings, while allowing only one run on three hits and striking out six Volunteers. Freshman reliever Javen Coleman (3-2) was charged with the loss after taking over for Hilliard in the 6th and allowing three runs on three hits.

The Tigers will return to action Sunday afternoon at 2pm CT to take on the Volunteers in Game 2 of the Super Regional. The matchup will be televised on ESPN2, and it will be broadcasted on the LSU Sports Radio Network affiliates including 98.1 FM.

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15 Comments
You pull a pitcher who was not showing any decline and put in Coleman. Paw lost this game not the players.
Reply1 month
Thank goodness Paul retired. His teams are bi-polar.
Reply1 month
i can't wait to never see this thumbnail of Paul again
Reply1 month
They lose it's Pawl fault lol, they win no credit to Pawl. Smh!!!
Reply1 month
Yep it’s been that way all year lol. The next coach will go through the same lol.
1 month
Not correct. If we take into account all of Paul’s tenure, he’s had a reputation of throwing his players under the bus. It’s been discussed here for years
1 month
How do we not have an error?
Reply1 month
It's not an error. He fielded it cleanly, tried to tag a runner but missed. Then turned around and throw a good but late throw. That would be credited as a hit. Mentally, it was an error and a costly one.
1 month
Why pull Hilliard from the game when he was hot. Soon as he did that the game changed.
Reply1 month
Dont worry one more game and then a new era begins
Reply1 month
Remember when people said that before we won’t four games in a row and won a regional?
1 month
Like I said...one more game.
1 month
Why pull Hillard?
Reply1 month
Damn we had them on the ropes coach!
Reply1 month
“They were who we thought they were, and we let’em off the hook!” Dennis Green
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