OMAHA, JUNE 2 -- Tim Clark's two-run homer highlighted a tie-breaking rally and Tookie Johnson drove in three runs with a pair of doubles today, powering second-seeded Louisiana State to an 8-2 victory over The Citadel in a first-round game of the College World Series.
Ron Lim walked to open the LSU third, and eventually scored on Wes Grisham's two-out single. Clark's two-run homer to right made it 5-2.
The Tigers (53-17) advanced to a winners' bracket game Monday night against Oklahoma State, a 14-4 winner over California State-Fullerton.
The Citadel (45-13), seeded seventh and making its first World Series appearance, scored in the first inning on Gettys Glaze's double and Billy Baker's single. The Citadel loaded the bases with one out in the second, but LSU starter Paul Byrd struck out Dan McDonnell and Glaze to end the threat.
Clark singled with one out in the second and scored on a double by Lyle Mouton to tie the game. Johnson's double scored Mouton to put LSU ahead.
Anthony Jenkins tied the game again in the third with an opposite-field homer over the 370-foot sign in right-center.
Byrd (16-5) then settled down, not allowing a runner to reach second base until giving way to Rick Greene at the start of the eighth.
In the fourth, Lim reached on a fielder's choice, stole second and scored on Keith Osik's single to left.
Bulldog starter Ken Britt (10-2) gave way in the fifth to Brad Stowell, who walked Clark and Mouton with two out in the fifth. Johnson's double scored both runners for an 8-2 lead.