Larson drives in 4 as UC Irvine routs Kent State

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LOS ANGELES (AP) — Francis Larson homered and had his second four-RBI game in as many days, and Casey Stevenson had five hits as UC Irvine cruised to a 19-9 victory over Kent State on Saturday night.

UC Irvine (38-20) will play the loser of the late game between defending national champion LSU and top-seeded host UCLA in an elimination game. UCI scored in every inning and had 21 hits, giving the Anteaters 39 in two games.

For the second straight game, Kent State (39-25) fell behind 15-1 but scored eight runs in the sixth inning before losing.

Christian Bergman (9-3) was pulled after five scoreless innings in order to come back Sunday as a possible starter. David Starn (7-3) took the loss after giving up seven runs in three innings.