The Flames (36-28) of the Big South Conference advanced to face undefeated South Carolina tonight. Should Liberty win, it would set up a final showdown between the schools for the regional title Monday.
The Flames trailed 1-0 in the fourth when Aanderud’s two-run single put them ahead for good. Lambert (8-3) did the rest, keeping the Tigers (40-22) off balance throughout. Closer Ashton Perritt came on in the eighth and got the final four outs for his 10th save.
Trey Wimmer drove in a run with a sacrifice fly in the fifth, his seventh RBI in two NCAA tournament victories against Clemson this weekend.
The Tigers finished the season losing seven of their final eight games.