LSU’s Ackenhausen, Cooper put together Herculean outings against Vols


OMAHA — LSU head coach Jay Johnson had nine options to start against Tennessee.

He chose lefthanded pitcher Nate Ackenhausen.

Ackenhausen, a 6-foot-2, 240-pounder, might have been one of the least likely options to start the elimination game against the Volunteers. The lefthander entered the game with 15 appearances on the season — none of those outings were starts, however.

This one was, and it was on the biggest stage and in the most important game. No pressure, right?

After losing Monday night to Wake Forest, Johnson pondered the decision on who to start into the wee hours of the[…]