The No. 4 Louisiana-Monroe Warhawks remain alive in the 2012 NCAA Baseball Tournament following a 6-3 victory over the No. 3 Belmont Bruins on Saturday afternoon. Both teams entered the loser's bracket when they lost to No. 1 LSU (Warhawks) and No. 2 Oregon State (Bruins) on Friday.
The Warhawks and the Bruins battled to a 3-3 tie until the bottom of the eighth. That's when Les Aulds hit an RBI groundout and Jeremy Sy added a two-run single. Sy scored earlier in the game on a ground out after reaching base on a triple. A wild pitch and a sacrifice fly accounted for the other two Warhawk runs.
Belmont got to Louisiana-Monroe starter Cale Wine in the fifth inning with a couple of singles and a sac fly. Kendall Thamm was actually the pitcher on the mound when the third run scored, but he went on to allow just one hit in the remaining 4.2 innings.
Louisiana-Monroe waits for the loser of Saturday night's LSU-Oregon St. contest. Those two teams will play on Sunday afternoon and then play the winner of the Saturday nightcap on Sunday night (and possibly Monday should the undefeated team lose the Sunday evening game).