OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) -- Defending champion Arizona State staved off elimination with a 6-0 win over LSU on Saturday night in the Women's College World Series.
The Sun Devils will have to beat No. 4 seed Oklahoma twice Sunday afternoon to advance to Monday's championship series. The Sooners (52-8) did not play on Saturday after beating South Florida Thursday and then California Friday.
Alix Johnson was a big part of two big ASU innings. In the third she broke a scoreless tie with a three-run home run on the first pitch from LSU starter Rachele Fico.
In the fifth, Johnson singled, stole second and scored along with Haley Steele, and Amber Freeman with the help of a single from Sam Parlich.
ASU starter Hillary Bach was called for five illegal pitches for lifting her pivot foot but settled down to finish the four-hitter. It was her 11th this season.
LSU ends its season at 40-25.