It will be a rematch in Knoxville for a trip to the College World Series, as LSU defeated Oregon on Monday night to advance to the Super Regionals.
The Vols have already played the Tigers this season in Knoxville, with Tennessee sweeping the weekend series, in a hostile environment according to LSU coach Paul Mainieri. This time it will be for a spot in Omaha.
The series will start on Saturday, with first pitch set for 7pm ET, on ESPN2. So, congrats Tennessee fans, you won’t be looking for the game on their digital app. The 2nd game will be played on Sunday, with first pitch set for either Noon or 3pm ET, and will be broadcasted on either ESPN2 or ESPNU.
If the 3rd game is needed, it will be played on Monday, at either 4pm or 7pm ET, on either ESPN2 or ESPNU. This means every game will be broadcasted nationally, giving the series the exposure it deserves.
Tickets will go on sale Wednesday morning at 8;30 am ET, with a limit of 4 tickets per person. These will be general admission tickets, that will be for all-sessions, at $90 a piece. You can call the phone lime, at 865-656-1200.
This is slated to be a highly contested series, with not a lot of love lost between the two teams. The Vols swept the Tigers in March, leading to a few interesting comments from Tigers coach Paul Mainieri about the environment in Knoxville. Tennessee had won two games in walk-off fashion, leading them to the series sweep. Both Drew Gilbert and Luc Lipcius delivered game winning hits for the Vols in that earlier matchup.
#LSU⚾️ Head Coach Paul Mainieri on the Tigers trip to #Tennessee!
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— T-Bob Hebert (@TBob53) April 1, 2021
Safe to say that this weekend will be nothing compared to what the Tigers faced in March, making this series a bit more interesting from outside storylines. Either way, an SEC rematch for a spot in Omaha will draw the eyes of many and should make for a fun few days in Knoxville.
You say this weekend will be nothing compared to what the Tigers faced in March? I disagree completely. I think it will be even more hostile.
Pot calling the kettle black — now it is the umps too. Hope he has fun today