LSU advances to championship series

June, 19, 2009
OMAHA, Neb. -- LSU is in the championship series thanks to a 14-5 win over Arkansas, eliminating the Razorbacks from the College World Series.

LSU used a three-run eighth inning -- powered by a Tyler Hanover two-run homer -- to extend its lead to 14-2. And then Arkansas answered with a three-run shot by Chase Leavitt in the ninth to get the final runs of the Razorbacks' stint in Omaha.

Arkansas used a total of eight pitchers, and combined there were 13 pitchers in the game. Both marks tied a College World Series record for pitchers used in a game.

Arkansas finished the season at 41-24 while LSU (54-16) claimed Bracket One to advance to the championship series (beginning Monday at 7 p.m. ET, ESPN/ against the winner of Bracket Two -- either Arizona State or Texas, who are scheduled to face off at 8:43 p.m. ET (ESPN2,

This afternoon's attendance was announced at 19,734, bringing the 11-session total to 247,943.

Lineups for tonight's game to follow when they become available.



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