Rally possum lives! LSU comes back to beat Tennessee, advance in SEC tournament
HOOVER, AL - Trailing 4-0 in the 7th inning, the LSU baseball team rallied for 5 runs in their final 3 at-bats including a walk-off single from Kramer Robertson to beat Tennessee 5-4 in the opening round of the SEC Tournament.
The win keeps the Tigers in Hoover for at least two more games, as they'll meet 4th seed Florida in the quarterfinal Wednesday night.
The Volunteers did their damage in the middle innings, scoring a run off Austin Bain and Russell Reynolds in the 4th and 5th innings, respectively, and another 2 runs in the 6th off Parker Bugg.
The Tigers had only managed 3 hits until the 7th, but they finally broke through with a Greg Deichman RBI double to score Bryce Jordan to make the score 4-1.
Cole Freeman followed with a single to score Deichman, and then Kramer Robertson added an RBI single that scored Freeman, but also ended the inning as Antoine Duplantis was thrown out at home trying to tie the game.
After a scoreless 8th, the Vols still led 4-3 in the 9th when Deichman delivered a monsterous solo home run to center to tie the game at 4.
With the bases loaded, 1 out, and Robertson back at the plate, the all-SEC shortstop came through with another walk-off as he rifled a single down the left field line to score Brennan Breaux for the game-winning run.
Hunter Newman got the win after throwing two innings of perfect relief in the 8th and 9th with 3 strikeouts.
The Tigers game against Florida will follow 30 minutes after a 4:30 pm contest between Mississippi State and Alabama.