Radford avenges opening loss, 5-3, against Indiana

(AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – Shane Johnsonbaugh had three hits, including a go-ahead RBI single in the eighth inning, and Radford eliminated Indiana with a 5-3 victory in the Nashville Regional on Sunday.

Johnsonbaugh’s RBI single and Josh Reavis’ sacrifice fly in the eighth gave Radford a 5-3 lead after Indiana tied it at 3 with three runs in the fifth.

The Highlanders (45-15) earned the program’s second NCAA Tournament win, making up for a 7-1 loss to the Hoosiers (35-24) on Friday.

Radford (45-15) was scheduled to face defending national champion Vanderbilt in the championship round Sunday night.

Radford reliever Kyle Palmer (3-0) earned the win with 2 2/3 scoreless innings, and Ryan Meisinger recorded his 17th save with two scoreless innings.

Indiana reliever Thomas Belcher (3-1) allowed two runs in 1 2/3 innings

Reavis’ RBI double and Patrick Marshall’s RBI single gave Radford a 2-0 lead in the first.

Radford will play regional host Vanderbilt Monday at 4:00 pm ET after Sunday night’s regional final was postponed due to inclement weather.

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