Austin Bush hit his fourth postseason home run, Shane Bieber gave up only one run in seven innings and UC Santa Barbara beat Louisville, 4-2, in the opener of the Louisville, Ky., Super Regional to end the Cardinals' 22-game home winning streak.
Clay Fisher, J.J. Muno and Kyle Plantier knocked in runs for the Gauchos (41-18-1), who handed second-seeded Louisville (50-13) just its second home loss in 38 games.
UC Santa Barbara can clinch its first College World Series berth with a win on Sunday.
The Gauchos answered Blake Tiberi's solo homer in the second inning with Fisher's RBI double in the third. Bush's homer led off the fourth and Muno's RBI...