AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Zach Osborne threw a five-hitter while Louisiana-Lafayette shut down Rice in a 1-0 victory Friday in the opening game of the Austin Regional.
Osborne (9-4) gave up five hits, walked two and struck out four for the Cajuns (38-20). In the sixth, he hit Diego Seastrunk to load the bases with two outs, but was able to get out of the jam with his third strikeout of the game.
Osborne again found himself in a jam the next inning. After two quick outs to start the inning, he gave up back-to-back singles to Steven Sultzbaugh and Chad Mozingo before forcing Jimmy Comerota into one of eight groundouts by the Owls (38-22).
Jordan Poirrier scored the Ragin' Cajuns' only run in the eighth on Chad Keefer's two-out single.