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LSU Baseball vs. North Carolina (Chapel Hill Regional Championship)

No. 2 seed LSU remains alive in the Chapel Hill Regional after defeating Wofford 13-6 in Sunday afternoon’s elimination game.

With their backs against the wall after trailing 5-0 in the first inning, Jay Johnson and his program came back as they put together a 20+ hit game.

Now all attention shifts to LSU taking on the North Carolina Tar Heels again in the Chapel Hill Regional Championship.

If North Carolina wins Sunday’s game, the Tar Heels will be the regional champions. If LSU wins Sunday’s nightcap, it would face North Carolina again Monday in a winner-takes-all regional championship game at a time to be announced.

Here’s a look at both programs’ starting lineups, what Jay Johnson said ahead of Sunday’s showdown and live updates in Chapel Hill:

LSU’s starting lineup

North Carolina’s starting lineup

3BTommy White

CF Vance Honeycutt

2B Steven Milam

L.F. Casey Cook

1B Jared Jones

1B Parks Harber

LF Josh Pearson

RF Antonius Donofrio

SS Michael Braswell

DH Alberto Osuna

C Brady Neal

C Luke Stevenson

DH Hayden Travinski

3B Gavin Gallaher

CF Jake Brown

2B Alex Madera

RF Ashton Larson

SS Colby Wilkerson

RHP Thatcher Hurd

RHP Aidan Haugh

What Jay Johnson said:

“This is a little more than what we did in Hoover, but it’s the format,” Johnson said Saturday night. “We knew that going in. That’s why we threw out Gage yesterday and Luke (Saturday) so we didn’t have to do that. It’s the first time in four years that I’m not at 2-0, but the best wins I’ve had in my career, including Omaha last year, came in elimination matches. I have full confidence in our team that we will execute. Our goal isn’t just to get out of here now. Our goal is to have the best day we have had as a team tomorrow.”

LIVE UPDATES:

(Make sure to refresh your browser for the latest information. Scroll down each inning for the most recent updates).

Top first:

Thatcher Hurd (LSU) throws

Honeycutt: Fly to center field

Cook: Fly to midfield

Harber: Delete

Score update: LSU 0, North Carolina 0

Below first:

Aidan Haugh (UNC) throws

White: Groundout to shortstop

Milam: Delete

Jones: walked

Pearson: Two-run home run to right field (LSU 2, North Carolina 0)

Braswell: Error on catcher

Score update: LSU 2, North Carolina 0

Top second:

Thatcher Hurd (LSU) throws

Donofrio: Fly to left field

Osuna: Delete

Stevenson: Delete

Score update: LSU 2, North Carolina 0

Bottom second:

Aidan Haugh (UNC) throws

Neal: Single to right field

Travinski: Delete

Brown: Groundout to pitcher, Neal advanced to second base

Larson: Fly to left field

Score update: LSU 2, North Carolina 0

Top third:

Thatcher Hurd (LSU) throws

Gallaher: Delete

Madera: Groundout to second base

Wilkerson: Fly to left field

Score update: LSU 2, North Carolina 0

Bottom third:

Aidan Haugh (UNC) throws

White: Groundout to third base

Milam: Choose the middle

Jones: Walk, Milam advanced to second base

Pearson: Fly to right field

Braswell: RBI single to right field, Milam scores. Jones advanced to third base (LSU 3, North Carolina 0)

Neal: A clean error all the way to third base

Score update: LSU 3, North Carolina 0

Top fourth:

Thatcher Hurd (LSU) throws

Honeycutt: Strikethrough

Cook: Groundout to first base

Harber: Double the right field line

Donofrio: RBI single to right field scores Harber (LSU 3, North Carolina 1)

Osuna: single to left field, Donofrio advanced to second base

Stevenson: Delete

Score update: LSU 3, North Carolina 1

Bottom fourth:

Aidan Haugh (UNC) throws

Travinski: Single to center field, advanced to second on error

*Pitching change: Kyle Percival replaces Aidan Haugh*

Brown: walked

Nippolt (pinch hitting for Larson): Walk, bases loaded. Cling on to run to Nippolt

*Pitching change: Connor Bovair replaces Kyle Percival*

White: RBI some Travinski scores. Brown advanced to third base, Kling advanced to second base (LSU 4, North Carolina 1)

Milam: RBI single scores Brown and Kling, White advanced to second base (LSU 6, North Carolina 1)

Jones: Walk, bases loaded

Pearson: Grounds in double play, Jones out at second base. Milam advanced to third base, White scores, RBI. (LSU 7, North Carolina 1)

Braswell: Fly to midfield

Score update: LSU 7, North Carolina 1

Top fifth:

Thatcher Hurd (LSU) throws

Gallaher: Groundout to second base

Madera: Groundout to shortstop

Wilkerson: Groundout to second base

Score update: LSU 7, North Carolina 1

Lower fifth:

Connor Bovair (UNC) throws

Neal: Played out to first base

Travinski: Solo homer to left field (LSU 8, North Carolina 1)

Brown: Came to third base

Blade: Groundout to pitcher

Score update: LSU 8, North Carolina 1

Top sixth:

Thatcher Hurd (LSU) throws

Honeycutt: Came to second base

Cook: Fly to midfield

Harber: Double to right center field

*Wild Pitch: Harber advanced to third base*

*Wild Pitch: Harber scores from third base* (LSU 8, North Carolina 2)

Donofrio: Single to first base

Osuna: A single up center, Domofrio advanced to third base

*Pitching change: Justin Loer replaces Thatcher Hurd*

Stevenson: Walk, bases loaded

*Pitching change: Fidel Ulloa replaces Justin Loer*

Gallaher: Delete

Score update: LSU 8, North Carolina 2

Bottom Sixth:

Connor Bovair (LSU) throws

White: Groundout to third base

Milam: Single to right field

Jones: single through the left side, Milam advanced to second base

Pearson: Came to third base

*Pitching change: Cameron Padgett replaces Connor Bovair*

Braswell: Aligned to midfield

Score update: LSU 8, North Carolina 2

Top seventh:

Fidel Ulloa (LSU) as pitcher

Madera: Walked

Wilkerson: Walk, Madera advanced to second base

Honeycutt: Strikethrough

*Pitching change: Kade Anderson replaces Fidel Ulloa*

Cook: Delete

Harber: Hit by pitch, bases loaded

Donofrio: RBI single down the left field line scores Wilkerson and Madera. Harber advanced to second base (LSU 8, North Carolina 4)

Osuna: Came to first base

Score update: LSU 8, North Carolina 4

Bottom seventh:

Cameron Padgett (UNC) throws

Neal: Strike out

Travinski: Came to second base

Brown: Groundout to second base

Score update: LSU 8, North Carolina 4

Top eighth:

Kade Anderson (LSU) throws

Stevenson: Choose the middle

Gallaher: Delete

Madera: Delete

Wilkerson: Walked

*Pitching change: Gavin Guidry replaces Kade Anderson*

Honeycut:

Other LSU news:

What he said: Jay Johnson reacts to LSU’s loss to North Carolina in Chapel Hill

The Bracket: The updated Chapel Hill Regional Bracket, LSU set for North Carolina

The betting odds: What are LSU’s odds of winning the College World Series?

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