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Petersen's single in 13th gives win to UCI
Anteaters win first CWS game;
After Taylor Holiday was thrown out
at the plate for the second out of the inning, Bryan Petersen's base hit up the
middle brought home Cody Cipriano from third base in the bottom of the 13th
inning to give UC Irvine a 5-4 victory over Cal State Fullerton Monday afternoon
at Rosenblatt Stadium in a game that took five hours and 40 minutes, the longest
game in College World Series history.
(46-16-1) will face the loser of Monday evening’s Oregon State-Arizona State
game on Tuesday evening at 7 p.m. EDT in an elimination contest. The Titans
finish their season with a 38-25 record.
Holiday started the
bottom of the 13th by getting hit by a pitch for the third time in
the game. Fullerton skipper George Horton argued the call, claiming Holiday
stuck out his elbow to get hit by the pitch. Eventually, home plate umpire David
Buck ejected Horton. Holiday was sacrificed to second and Cipriano was walked
intentionally. Matt Morris rapped a hard single to left, where Josh Fellhauer
fielded the ball and fired a strike to catcher John Curtis, who tagged Holiday
for the second out. On the play, Cipriano moved to third and Morris took second.
Following a pitching change, Petersen lined a base hit up the middle to give the
Anteaters their first College World Series victory.
Cipriano had tied
the game in the bottom of the seventh as he fouled off eight pitches and homered
on the 14th pitch to knot the score at 4-4.
The Titans got on
the board first as Matt Wallach smacked a leadoff homer in the top of the
second. UCI tied it in the bottom of the fourth as Aaron Lowenstein was hit by a
pitch with the bases loaded.
Fullerton got RBI
singles from Nick Mahin and Wallach in the top of the fifth for a 3-1 advantage
before Holiday’s two-run homer in the bottom of the sixth evened the score at
3-3. The Titans took a 4-3 lead in the top of the seventh as Corey Jones was
plunked with the bases loaded.