RUSTON, La. — Louisiana Tech jumped out to a quick lead against Arkansas-Pine Bluff on Tuesday and went on to win 11-6.

RUSTON, La. — Louisiana Tech jumped out to a quick lead against Arkansas-Pine Bluff on Tuesday and went on to win 11-6.

Louisiana Tech (6-3) grabbed an early 5-0 lead after scoring three runs in the first inning and two runs in the second inning. Leo Fuentes started his first game of the year for UAPB, which has lost its first eight games of the year. Fuentes went 1 1/3 innings and gave up five runs — four earned — on three hits and two walks. He also had two wild pitches, a balk and one hit batter.

The Golden Lions got on the board in the third inning as they plated two runners to cut the lead to 5-2, but Louisiana Tech scored a run in the bottom half of the inning and UAPB would get no closer.

Louisiana Tech scored the rest of its runs in one inning, as the Bulldogs had five runners cross the plate in the fifth.

UAPB also did the rest of its scoring in the eighth inning as the Golden Lions scored four runs. UAPB finished with nine hits and two errors. The Bulldogs had 12 hits and committed six errors.

Sherman Thomas played centerfield for UAPB and went 2-for-3 with two RBIs and a run scored. Catcher Lucas Fortina and second baseman Cody DeMara each had an RBI.

Vince Newton came on in relief for Fuentes and pitched 2 2/3 innings and gave up one run on two hits, one walk and struck out one. Stanten Jones followed and did not record an out. He gave up four runs on one hit and walked three batters.

Elliot Jackson relieved Jones and gave up one run on four hits and struck out three batters in two innings, and Redmond Floyd pitched two scoreless innings.

UAPB opens up its SWAC season with three games at Grambling State this weekend. The Golden Lions play a doubleheader at noon on Saturday and one game at 1 p.m. on Sunday.

Arkansas 5, Brigham Young 0

FAYETTEVILLE – Four pitchers combined for a three-hit shutout and the top four batters in the Arkansas order each had an RBI as the fourth-ranked Razorbacks defeated BYU on Tuesday afternoon at Baum Stadium.

The shutout was Arkansas’ first of the season and the first for the Razorbacks (8-1) since June 4, 2011, when Arkansas blanked New Mexico 3-0 in the NCAA Tempe Regional.

Sophomore Brandon Moore made the start for the Razorbacks and earned his first win of the season, giving up just two hits in four shutout innings. Moore struck out three and did not issue a walk.

Jimmy Bosco was a perfect 2-for-2 at the plate, while Tim Carver added a hit, scored two runs and had an RBI, which extended his streak of consecutive games with at least one RBI to seven. Sam Bates, Bo Bigham and Dominic Ficociello also had one RBI each. Matt Reynolds, Matt Vinson and Jake Wise each recorded a hit in the victory.