Friday, June 19, 2009

LSU advances to Finals of College World Series!

The final was 14-5 for LSU over Arkansas! God bless you boys! The following comes from the LSU Sports Net:

LSU starter Anthony Ranaudo threw six shutout innings, and the Tigers pounded Arkansas with 15 hits including four home runs to advance to the College World Series championship final, 14-5, over Arkansas on Friday.

The margin tied LSU's second-largest in College World Series history.

LSU (54-16) won its 13th-straight game and will face either Texas or Arizona State on Monday at 6 p.m. CT. The championship final is a best-of-three series broadcast live on ESPN.

The five-time national champions have never played in the championship series, as the format was adopted in 2003.

Ranaudo (11-3) dominated the Razorbacks, needing only 78 pitches including only 19 balls to get through six innings. He struckout five and was nearly untouchable.

Offensively, LSU opened a 4-0 lead in the third inning and never looked back. The Tigers added solo homers by Blake Dean, Jared Mitchell and Ryan Schimpf, and a two-run shot by pinch hitter Tyler Hanover in the ninth.

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