Michigan beats LSU 6-3, advances to championship series

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Sierra Lawrence had a two-run double in the sixth inning and Michigan beat LSU 6-3 on Sunday to advance to face defending champion Florida for the Women’s College World Series title.

The score was tied at 3-all when Lawrence’s hit knocked in Tera Blanco and Olivia Richvalsky. Lawrence stole home for the final run.

Blanco, Lindsay Montemarano and Abby Ramirez each had two hits for Michigan (59-6). Megan Betsa got the start and Haylie Wagner earned the win for the Wolverines.

Michigan won its only national title in 2005, when it became the first program east of the Mississippi River to win it all. The best-of-three championship series starts Monday.

Sandra Simmons had two hits and Bailey Landry knocked in two runs for LSU (52-14). Carley Hoover took the loss for the Tigers.