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TIGERS BREAK BATTING SLUMP, BEAT CITADEL

John O'Donoghue allowed eight hits and Louisiana State broke out of a batting slump with two three-run innings as the Tigers eliminated The Citadel with a 6-1 victory in the College World Series.

LSU (54-18) advances to semifinal play against Oklahoma State (55-16) on Thursday. An LSU victory would force a second semifinal Friday and an Oklahoma State victory would put the Cowboys in Saturday's finals.Troy Paulsen drove in three runs as top-seeded Stanford (58-11) eliminated Mississippi State with a 6-1 victory. Stanford will face unbeaten Georgia (50-18) today.

Stanford has to defeat Georgia to force a second semifinal on Friday.