Radford eliminates Indiana with 5-3 NCAA tourney victory

CHIP CIRILLO (Associated Press)

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.