LSU, Cal State Fullerton set for College World Series elimination game on Tuesday _lowres

Advocate staff photo by HILARY SCHEINUK -- LSU head coach Paul Mainieri fields questions before practice at Creighton University on Monday in Omaha, Neb.


OMAHA , Neb. – LSU will meet Cal State Fullerton in an elimination game at 2 p.m. Tuesday in the College World Series.

The Titans lost 4-3 to Vanderbilt in a game that resumed Monday afternoon. Vandy’s Jeren Kendall hit a game-winning, two-run homer in the bottom of the ninth to lift the Dores to the victory.

Cal State Fullerton (39-24) led 3-1 entering the inning and had a 3-0 lead before thunderstorms postponed the game Sunday night. The Titans, who beat No. 3 national seed Louisville to get here, burned starter Thomas Eshelman in the win.

Fullerton’s No. 2 pitcher this season, Justin Garza (4-3, 3.05), is out with an injury. He was a preseason All-American.

LSU and CSF have met 10 times – the last one coming in 2011. The Tigers (53-11) are 6-4 in the series.

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