LSU advances to College World Series finals

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

Friday June 19, 2009

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) -- LSU hit four home runs and ace right-hander Anthony Ranaudo threw six solid innings as LSU continued its domination of Arkansas with a 14-5 victory Friday that sent the Tigers into next week's College World Series finals.

The Tigers, who have hit nine homers in three CWS games and 102 overall, homered in three straight innings to break open a game that started 2 1/2 hours late because of rain. LSU (54-16) has won 13 straight games.

The Tigers, playing for their sixth national title and first since 2000, await either Texas or Arizona State in the best-of-three finals beginning Monday.

Arkansas (41-24) was outscored 23-6 by LSU in two CWS games, and the Razorbacks lost four of five games overall against the Tigers this season.

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