Notepad: OU ran into a seasoned veteran in Astle

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Trent Astle has a job lined up and everything. A college senior, he walks and talks the part.

Xavier’s starting pitcher came into Sunday with just a 6.32 ERA, but there was no substitute for his experience.

With a big lead to pitch behind, Astle scattered seven hits in his eight-inning shutout performance that led to Xavier’s 11-0 win, squelching any