NASHVILLE, Tenn. — NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Jake Rucker hit two home runs in Game 2 of the Nashville Super Regional, and No. 3 national seed Tennessee advanced to the College World Series with a 15-6 win over LSU, concluding the career of Tigers coach Paul Mainieri.
The Volunteers will make their fifth CWS appearance and first since 2005.
They set program records for runs in a super-regional game and home runs (six) in an NCAA Tournament game.
Mainieri had been the nation's winningest active coach and finished seventh all-time with 1,505 wins after a combined 39 seasons at St. Thomas, Air Force, Notre Dame and LSU.