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17-7 in the top of the 9th and still batting.
Two run triple by Ryan Seawall (4th hit of the game), double by John Hester, double by Chris Minaker (5-for-5, 6 runs), triple by Jason Castro, double by Brendan Domaracki… On the bright side for NC State, they did finally get Michael Taylor out.
Here at hot and humid Disch-Falk Field, North Carolina State and Texas are preparing for a noontime elimination game. The winner of this game will take a short break then play Stanford at 4 pm. Win that, and you get a winner-take-all game against the Cardinal tomorrow at 6 pm.
Stanford is now the only undefeated team in the Austin Regional after their 12-8 win over Texas. The Cardinal dug out of an early 3-0 deficit with 16 hits, and sent most of the sellout crowd home unhappy.
You know how announcers always say that it’s the little things that win games? Well, that’s not entirely true, because big things win games more often than little things. But NC State just beat UTA 6-5, thanks to a little thing.
We’re tied at 5-5 after eight innings, and I’m completely over missing out on breakfast tacos. Actually, I’m pretty hungry, but I’m in a much better mood because we've had several innings of great drama on the field.
The thousand or so Longhorn fans already here have found a couple of things to root for. #9-hitter Collin Garner just lashed a bases-loaded double to turn a 3-1 deficit into a 4-3 UT-Arlington lead. Daniel Rieder followed with a single and now it’s 5-3 after five innings. UT fans are now firmly backing the branch campus.
In hot, humid, and sunny Austin, Stanford is hitting ringing line drives and leads NC State 4-0 in the top of the 2nd. The Cardinal got a run in the first almost immediately and has added three more in the second, two on Jim Rapaport's double. NC State has just gone to the bullpen.