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BATON ROUGE, La. – No. 9 Tennessee struck for 10 runs across the first two innings to lift the visitors to a 14-7 victory over top-ranked LSU in the series finale inside Alex Box Stadium, Skip Bertman Field.

The Tigers fall to 24-4 on the season and 6-3 in SEC play, while the Vols improve to 21-8 on the year and 4-5 in conference play.

LSU returns to action Tuesday night when it faces off against Nicholls at the Box. The contest is scheduled for a 6:30 p.m. CT first pitch and can be viewed on SEC Network+. The matchup is available to listen to on the LSU Sports Radio Network affiliates.

Vol reliever Camden Sewell (2-0) earned the victory after pitching 2.2 innings and allowing one run on three hits. LSU starter Thatcher Hurd (2-1) was charged with the loss after tossing no innings and giving up six runs on four hits.

Tennessee began the game with a six-run first inning that had all nine Vols in the lineup reach base. Before LSU was able to record the first out of the inning, Tennessee led 5-0. It extended its lead to 6-0 as the Tigers came up to bat.

The Vols extended their lead to 10-0 in the top of the second with four base hits and a free pass.

LSU got one back in the second with first baseman Jared Jones scoring on a fielding error. The Tigers added another run in the third with an RBI single from centerfielder Dylan Crews, which scored left fielder Tre’ Morgan from second. Crews picked up his first hit of the day in the first inning to extend his hitting streak to 26 games.

Crews posted a line of 4-for-4 with three singles, a double, and three RBI.

Tennessee’s lead was cut to eight after three innings. LSU shortened the margin in the fourth inning by striking for four runs. Jones began the frame with a sharply hit single to left field and right fielder Brayden Jobert reached on the Vols’ third error of the game. After two quick outs, second baseman Gavin Dugas reached via a hit-by-pitch.

Morgan came through with the bases juiced, lacing a double down the right-field line to score Jones and Jobert. Crews continued his impressive day at the plate with a two-RBI single to make the score 10-6.

Vols third baseman Zane Denton hit a two-run homer in the sixth to their lead to six. In the seventh, Tennessee added two more to make the score 14-6. LSU added a run to its total in the eighth with an RBI single from White.

(Release via LSU Athletics)

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CallmeSteveo14 months
Will Wade’s fault
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