Newspaper article Evansville Courier & Press (2007-Current)

Indiana Scoots Past Stanford at Baseball Regional ; Travis Homers in Win; Louisville, Kentucky Stay Alive

Newspaper article Evansville Courier & Press (2007-Current)

Indiana Scoots Past Stanford at Baseball Regional ; Travis Homers in Win; Louisville, Kentucky Stay Alive

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The Hoosiers escaped Stanford on Saturday. They might have to do the same thing on Sunday. Sam Travis homered and drove in two runs, Joey DeNato pitched into the eighth inning and Indiana held off Stanford 4-2 at the Bloomington regional Saturday.

Stanford (31-24) will play Youngstown State in an elimination game Sunday. Indiana (44-13) will face the winner Sunday night.

Travis finished with three hits and two RBIs, including a solo home run in the fifth. He also broke a 1-1 tie in the third on an RBI single, scoring Nick Ramos.

DeNato allowed two runs and six hits through 7 1/3 innings. He walked one and struck out four.

Austin Slater accounted for both of Stanford's runs, extending his hitting streak to 19 games with a first-inning RBI double. He homered in the sixth.

Indiana's Kyle Schwarber drove in the game's first run on an RBI single in the first. Will Nolden added an RBI single for the Hoosiers in the eighth.

Kentucky 4, Kent State 2: Kentucky's Thomas Bernal hit a two- out, two-run double to highlight a four-run ninth inning in an elimination game.

A. J. Reed pitched a complete game and knocked in Kentucky's first run of the game with a one-out double in the ninth to score Max Kuhn from second.

Reed, who led college baseball with 23 home runs this season, gave up singles to Kent State's first four batters before retiring the next 14 batters. After the first inning, he only allowed one player past first base.

Louisville 6, Kansas 3: Louisville used a three-run fourth to help get past Kansas.

Kansas will play Kentucky in an elimination game Sunday, and the winner will play the Cardinals in the regional final.

Youngstown State 5, Indiana State 2: Patrick O'Brien pitched into the seventh inning and Youngstown State earned its first NCAA tournament victory.

Indiana State took the lead when Landon Curry scored on a wild pitch in the first inning, but Youngstown State answered with three runs over the next two innings. …

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