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ULL advances to Super Regionals; eliminates Rice

HOUSTON (AP) — Evan Powell’s two-run single lifted Louisiana-Lafayette to the Super Regionals with a 5-2 victory over Rice on Monday.
Powell’s single to left-center field added to RBI singles in the fourth by Tyler Girouard and fifth by Kyle Clement to open up a four-run lead. Louisiana-Lafayette (42-21) will face LSU in the Super Regionals in Baton Rouge.
Evan Guillory (5-0) got the win. He allowed two runs and six hits in five innings. Freshman Dylan Moore pitched three shutout innings in relief to earn his 13th save.
Grayson Lewis provided a lift for Rice (37-22) in the bottom half of the fifth with a two-run double to cut the lead to 4-2.
Rice threatened in the seventh with the bases loaded and no outs, but Moore came on in relief to retire three straight; including a force out at home, to end the threat. The freshman worked his way out of trouble again in the eighth getting back-to-back groundouts to strand runners at second and third.
Dylan Butler was 2 for 3 and added an insurance run with a sacrifice fly in the eighth.
Rice starter Jordan Stephens (6-5) took the loss. He allowed two runs, one earned, and six hits in 4 2-3 innings.

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Gabriel Pruett has worked with both the Port Arthur News and Orange Leader since 2000. A majority of the time has been spent covering all aspects of Southeast Texas high school sports. Pruett's claim to fame is...being able to write his own biographical information for this website.

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