NCAA Baseball News

Cardinal Walks Off with Ticket to Omaha

Wake Forest

STANFORD, Calif. – With two outs and the game knotted at 6-6 in the bottom of the ninth inning on Monday, junior Drew Bowser lifted a fly ball to right-center field that was lost in the lights and fell for a walk-off RBI single as No. 6 Stanford (44-18) punched a third consecutive ticket to the College World Series by way of a 7-6 victory over Texas (42-22) in a winner-take-all super regional game.

Bowser, who finished 2-for-4 with three RBIs and two run scored, also homered for the third consecutive game – launching his 14th home run of the year in the bottom of the second to highlight a three-run frame that put the Cardinal on the board first.

After Texas got three runs to draw even at 3-3 in the fourth inning, Stanford responded with three more in the bottom of the fourth. The Longhorns elected to intentionally walk Tommy Troy to load the bases with two outs in that inning, but Carter Graham and Braden Montgomery made the decision hurt with base hits – the latter of which plated two for Montgomery and ran Stanford’s lead to 6-3.

Montgomery finished the game 2-for-4, while Graham went 2-for-5.

Refusing to surrender, Texas clawed back even in the top of the eighth, scoring three runs on three hits. Dylan Campbell contributed the game-tying swing – lining a 3-2 pitch into center field.

Stanford and Texas were seemingly headed to extra innings after Texas’ ace Lucas Gordon retired the first…

Click Here to Read the Full Original Article at Stanford University Athletics…