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Linton's hit in 10th carries UCI over ASU
Anteaters to meet Beavers in
bracket finals; Sun Devils sent home
Ollie Linton's base
hit to right in the bottom of the 10th brought home Matt Morris from third base
as UC Irvine edged fifth-seeded Arizona State 8-7 Tuesday evening at the College
World Series in front of 29,034 fans at Rosenblatt Stadium. The Anteaters became
the first team to win consecutive extra innings games at the College World
UCI (47-16-1) will
face defending national champion Oregon State on Wednesday evening at 7 p.m. in
the bracket finals. The Anteaters must win on Wednesday to force a second game
on Thursday. The Sun Devils finish their season with a 49-15 record.
Morris had a
one-out single in the 10th for UCI and stole second. An intentional
walk and a base hit loaded the bases, setting the stage for Linton’s heroics.
scored four in the bottom of the eighth to knot the score at 7-7. Three walks
loaded the bases before Ben Orloff was hit by a pitch, Cody Cipriano had a
run-scoring single and Morris delivered a two-run double.
scored on a balk in the bottom of the fourth to give UCI an early lead. Petey
Paramore’s leadoff homer in the top of the fifth tied it at 1-1. Francis
Larson’s RBI double with two outs in the bottom of the fifth brought home Linton
from first and gave the Anteaters a 2-1 edge. Eric Sogard’s run-scoring single
in the top of the sixth made it a 2-2 game. Cipriano’s two-out homer to right in
the bottom of the sixth put UCI on top 3-2. ASU took its first lead with a pair
in the top of the seventh as Andrew Romine had an RBI groundout and Sogard added
a run-scoring single to give the Sun Devils a 4-3 advantage. ASU exploded for
three in the top of the eighth as Romine had an RBI single and Ryan Sontag added
a pinch-hit two-run double to push the Sun Devils’ lead to 7-3.
ASU had a chance to
score in the top of the 10th with the bases loaded and one out, but a
double play ended the threat.