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RECORDS FALL AS LSU ROMPS TO 29-13 WIN

LSU's Warren Morris sounded almost apologetic.

"I knew we had to score some runs," he said. "But . . . I didn't know we could score that many."LSU's 29-13 victory over Georgia Tech on Sunday in Baton Rouge, La. included an 18-run seventh inning that set five NCAA tournament records.

"I've been coaching for over 35 years, and I've never had a team have a better inning," said coach Skip Bertman, whose club advanced to the College World Series.

The Tigers (48-15) hit eight doubles in the seventh to set an NCAA record for one inning, and tied NCAA records for consecutive batters reaching base in an inning and hits in an inning .

LSU set NCAA tournament records with 18 runs, 27 total bases, 22 plate appearances, 17 runs batted in and 16 at-bats by one team in an inning.

East Regional

Florida 12, Massachusetts 2

At Gainsville, Fla., the Gators advanced for the first time since 1991 behind a complete game by John Kaufman (10-4) and 12 unanswered runs.

South Regional

Alabama 18, Virginia 8

At Tuscaloosa, Ala., Alabama had a season-high 24 hits and MVP Joel Colgrove recorded his second win of the regional.

West Regional

Florida State 9, Northridge 2

At Stanford, Calif., MVP Scooby Morgan and Chris Chavez combined on a three-hitter as Florida State advanced for the third straight year and eighth time in the last 11.

WAC representative Cal State Northridge (52-18), which won three games in the losers' bracket after losing its opener to Stanford, committed seven errors against Florida State (51-15).

Atlantic Regional

Clemson 12, Tennessee 5

At Clemson, S.C., Jerome Robinson hit a two-run homer and had four RBIs as Clemson advanced to its third CWS in the 1990s.

Clemson (49-15) led by one run before scoring six runs in the seventh. Robinson was named MVP after going 8-for-16 with two homers and 11 RBIs.

Central I Regional

Miami 8, UCLA 4

At Austin, Texas, T.R. Marcinczyk's three-run homer capped a five-run first that led Miami to its fourth CWS trip in the last five years.

Top-seeded Miami (47-13) lost its first game in the regional, but won the next four, including an 8-2 victory over Southwest Missouri State earlier Sunday.

Midwest Regional

Wichita St. 16, Rice 6

At Wichita, Kan., Wichita State reliever Travis Wyckoff (5-0) allowed one hit over the final 4 2-3 innings and the Shockers hit four homers.

Central II Regional

Oklahoma St. 10, Southern Cal 2

At Lubbock, Texas, shortstop Tripp MacKay went 4-for-6 with four RBIs to lead Oklahoma State to its 20th appearance in the CWS.

USC advanced to the regional final earlier Sunday by beating Texas Tech 13-10.