Virginia eliminates Fullerton
The Cavaliers (49-14-1) won the elimination game and next play Arkansas. Fullerton (47-16) has lost five straight in the CWS.
Renken (11-3) gave up a season-high six runs and left in the sixth inning.
Virginia, in the CWS for the first time, took the lead for good in the second inning by scoring four times.
-- LSU 9, Arkansas 1—Mikie Mahtook, Austin Nola and Blake Dean homered and LSU stayed unbeaten.
The No. 3-seeded Tigers (53-16), who have won 12 straight, are off until they play the Razorbacks or Virginia on Friday.
A win in that game would send LSU to next week’s best-of-three finals.
Arkansas (40-23) and Virginia meet Wednesday in an elimination game.
Razorbacks starter Brett Eibner (5-5) was knocked out in the second inning after allowing four runs. TJ Forrest held LSU scoreless until the sixth, when the Tigers added five more.
LSU’s Louis Coleman (14-2) allowed a run in the first. Daniel Bradshaw came on to start the seventh, and Nolan Cain pitched the ninth.
Last updated: 10:41 am Thursday, December 13, 2012