Fairfield rides Noviello in 6-2 win over Southern

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Jake Noviello spread four hits across five innings and moved his record to 9-0 and Fairfield beat Southern 6-2 in the Austin Regional on Saturday.

It was the first NCAA Tournament win in Fairfield history and Noviello’s win sets a new Stags (38-4) single-season record.

Sean Cullen and Matt Venuto had identicial scoring lines as the duo batted 2 for 3 and drove in a pair of runs. Fairfield extended a 2-1 lead with three runs in the bottom of the fifth when Dan Ryan drove in a run and Cullen his two.

Tremaine Spears went 2 for 4 for Southern (20-30).

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