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College World Series - Game 9
By Phil Stanton
This was the first meeting on the diamond between
Virginia and Arkansas.
This was the second extra-inning game of the 2009
College World Series. Arizona State topped North Carolina 5-2 in
10 innings on Sunday in Game 3.
Arkansas is now 7-1 this season in extra-innings
games. The Razorbacks had four of their first nine games this
season go 10 innings, all wins. Arkansas won its first six
extra-inning games before falling to Georgia 2-1 in 10 innings
in the SEC Tournament.
Virginia fell to 0-3 this season in extra
The game took four hours and 46 minutes, the
fourth-longest game in CWS history.
The teams combined for 28 strikeouts (Arkansas
17, Virginia 11), the third-highest total in CWS history and the
most since Texas and USC combined for 29 punchouts in a
14-inning game on June 16, 1970.
Brett Eibner had not gone deep in his past 16
games, since belting two against Oklahoma on April 28.
Virginia left 14 on base for the second time in
the CWS. The Cavaliers stranded 14 in their opening-round loss
UVa was 4 for 21 with runs on base against
Virginia twice came close to winning the game.
Danny Hultzen had a 3-0 count with the bases loaded and one out
in the bottom of the ninth when a borderline pitch was called a
strike. Hultzen grounded into a double play on the next pitch.
Shane Halley led off the 10th and reached second on an error.
Dan Grovatt had a check-swing grounder to third, but Halley did
not advance to the unoccupied third base. Steven Proscia then
singled up the middle between the legs of Halley, who had to
stop at third. A pair of strikeouts kept Halley from touching
Keith Werman had two sacrifice hits late in the
game for the Cavs after having one during the season.
Virginia AD Craig Littlepage caught a foul ball
one-handed after it bounced off the third-base dugout and into
Garrett Gore of North Carolina was on the
third-base television camera for ESPN for a few pitches in the
top of the second.