Coastal Carolina knocks off LSU to advance to Omaha

Coastal Carolina knocks off LSU to advance to Omaha

Alex Cunningham limited LSU to two runs over 7 1/3 innings, Michael Paez drove home the deciding run with a walkoff single in the bottom of the ninth, and Coastal Carolina advanced to the College World Series for the first time with a 4-3 victory over NCAA super regional host LSU on Sunday night.

Reliever Bobby Holmes worked out of a bases-loaded jam in the top of the eighth with the Chanticleers (49-16) clinging to a 3-2 lead. LSU tied it in the ninth because of two fielding errors, but Holmes prevented further damage after LSU again loaded the bases.

G.K. Young had two hits, a run batted in and run scored for the Chanticleers, who swept the best-of-three series. Anthony Marks walked and stole second in the ninth before scoring the winning run.

LSU (45-21), the No. 8 national seed, outhit Coastal Carolina 10-6, but stranded 12 baserunners.

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