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    LSU beats Southern Miss 8-4, advances to regional final

    June 2, 2019
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    LSU's Saul Garza, left, greets Hal Hughes, who scored on a single by Chris Reid during the eighth inning against Southern Mississippi during an NCAA college baseball tournament regional game Saturday, June 1, 2019, in Baton Rouge, La. (Hilary Scheinuk/The Advocate via AP)
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    LSU's Saul Garza, left, greets Hal Hughes, who scored on a single by Chris Reid during the eighth inning against Southern Mississippi during an NCAA college baseball tournament regional game Saturday, June 1, 2019, in Baton Rouge, La. (Hilary Scheinuk/The Advocate via AP)

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Cade Beloso and Zach Watson homered on Saturday night and LSU beat Southern Miss 8-4 to advance to the NCAA Tournament regional final.

    No. 3 seed Southern Miss (39-19) will play Arizona State in an elimination game on Sunday and the winner will face top-seeded LSU (38-24) later that day.

    LSU took the lead for good when Saul Garza’s bases-loaded single scored two runs, making it 6-4 in the top of the eighth inning. Garza scored on the next at bat and the Tigers added an insurance run in the top of the ninth.

    The Tigers opened a 4-0 lead in the sixth inning, but the Golden Eagles erased the deficit with a four-run seventh.

    Beloso, Watson and Garza each had two RBIs for the Tigers.

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