March 19, 2014

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Belcher helps Indiana knock off Louisville

Virginia tops Towson, Louisiana-Lafayette outlasts Nicholls in 11


In Bloomington, Ind., Thomas Belcher held No. 10 Louisville scoreless over the final four innings as Indiana posted a 9-3 victory Wednesday in front of 1,799 fans at Bart Kaufman Field. Belcher allowed three hits, walked one and fanned two in recording his first save. Sullivan Stadler (1-0, 5 IP, 5 H, 3 R, BB, 3 K) picked up the win. Scott Donley had a two-run double to key a six-run fifth for the Hoosiers (10-8). Sam Travis went 4 for 5 with three doubles and two RBI for IU. Danny Rosenbaum went 2 for 3 with one RBI for the Cardinals (15-5).


No. 3 Virginia 5, Towson 3

In Charlottesville, Va., Nick Howard had a two-run single to cap a four-run third and fanned two in the ninth for his fifth save as Virginia topped Towson in front of 2,567 fans at Davenport Field. Howard finished with two hits, as did Mike Papi for the Cavaliers (16-3). Kurt Wertz had a two-run homer to cap a three-run first for the Tigers (9-7).


No. 6 Louisiana-Lafayette 7, Nicholls 1 (11)

In Thibodaux, La., Louisiana-Lafayette scored six in the top of the 11th to outlast Nicholls. Tyler Girouard and Jace Conrad both had two hits and two RBI for the Ragin’ Cajuns (19-2). Reagan Bazar (2-0, 2 IP, 2 K) earned the victory. Marc Frazier and David Zorn both had two hits for the Colonels (10-12).


No. 7 LSU 9, South Alabama 0

In Baton Rouge, La., Kade Scivicque went 3 for 3 with a homer, two runs and two RBI as LSU blanked South Alabama. The Tigers (18-4) extended a 2-0 lead with seven in the sixth. Henri Faucheux (1-0, 1.1 IP, K), one of nine LSU hurlers, picked up the win in relief. Cole Gleason had two hits for the Jaguars (10-9).


West Virginia 5, No. 13 North Carolina 1

In Chapel Hill, N.C., John Means hurled a complete-game three-hitter as West Virginia won at North Carolina. Means (4-1) did not walk a batter and struck out five. Ryan McBroom went 3 for 4 with a run, while Billy Fleming and Justin Fox both had two hits and two RBI for the Mountaineers (11-6). Adam Pate had a pinch-hit RBI double in the seventh for the Tar Heels (14-6).


No. 16 Clemson 5, Georgia Southern 4

In Statesboro, Ga., Tyler Slaton belted a two-run homer in the top of the fourth to erase a 4-3 deficit as Clemson split a two-game series at Georgia Southern. Drew Moyer (1-0, 4 IP, 2 H, 2 BB, 3 K) earned the win in relief for the Tigers (13-7), while Matt Campbell (1 IP, BB, K) registered his fourth save. Ben Morgan went 2 for 3 with a walk and one RBI for the Eagles (17-5). Jack Leggett earned his 900th win as head coach at Clemson.


No. 17 Ole Miss 4, Arkansas State 3

In Oxford, Miss., Ole Miss scored twice in the bottom of the seventh to erase a 3-2 deficit and edge Arkansas State. Scott Weathersby (1-0, 2.1 IP, 5 K) earned the victory, while Josh Laxer (1 IP, H, K) registered his second save. Austin Anderson had two hits and a walk, while Braxton Lee went 1 for 2 with two runs and one RBI to lead the Rebels (18-4). Zach Maggio and Stuart Levy both had two hits and a run for the Red Wolves (11-9).