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UC Santa Barbara power punches ticket to super regionals

UC Santa Barbara power punches ticket to super regionals

Austin Bush and Clay Fisher each had three-run homers in a nine-run fourth inning that lifted UC Santa Barbara to its first NCAA Tournament super regional with a 14-5 victory over Xavier on Monday. 

The Gauchos (40-18-1) advanced to play second-seeded Louisville in the best-of-three series with the winner heading to the College World Series. 

UC Santa Barbara fell behind upset-minded Xavier 2-0 in the first before taking control. Bush's 10th homer — his third of the regional — came after a pair of Xavier fielding errors left runners on first and third. Fisher closed the Gauchos' big inning with a home run to left, his first of the season. 

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