The Associated Press
It’s LSU against Vavderbilt today in the Southeastern Conference tournament championship game, which is slated for a noon start at Hoover, Ala.
Micah Gibbs broke a tie with a two-run single in the fifth inning and Paul Bertuccini got the final four outs to help LSU beat Georgia for the second time Saturday night, 3-2, to set up the meeting with No. 8 seed Vanderbilt for the title.
The top-seeded and defending champion Tigers (45-16) have won four straight games after an opening-day loss.
The title game, originally scheduled for 3 p.m., was moved up three hours because of forecast bad weather.
The second game was shortened to seven innings because of the late start.
LSU had stayed alive earlier with a 16-0 rout, scoring seven runs in the first inning and not letting up even after a 4-hour, 28-minute rain delay.
Daniel Bradshaw (4-0) pitched a complete-game three-hitter for the Tigers, who won by the mercy rule after seven innings.