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LSU baseball edges Tennessee, 2-1

(Source: Brett Duke, | The Times-Picayune) (Source: Brett Duke, | The Times-Picayune)

Many of his sophomore starts haven’t been pretty, but Alex Lange remains an unreal performer when the stakes are high.

After giving up a run in the bottom of the second inning, Lange shut the Volunteers down and powered LSU to a 2-1 victory to open their series in Knoxville. He threw a career-high 121 pitches in the process to save the already-thin Tigers’ bullpen.

Offensively, middle infielders Cole Freeman and Kramer Robertson came through. Freeman slammed his first home run as a Tiger out of left field to tie the game in the third inning. Robertson delivered an RBI-single to score Freeman in the eighth and give LSU the last run of the game.

LSU improves to 34-16 overall and 15-10 in the SEC.

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