The Tigers have stormed back in this game with seven runs in the bottom half of the fifth. Arizona St. starter Brian Flores came in to the inning allowing just one hit to Auburn. 45 pitches, six hits, and one big rally later the Tigers are now within one run as the score now stands at 8-7 Arizona State going into the top of the sixth.
The crowd jumped back into this ballgame in a big way after a Flores walk loaded the bases. What happened next changed the entire complexity of the game. DH Ryan Stanley stepped up to the plate with the sacks full in a 8-3 contest. On a 3-2 count with two outs, Stanley hit the ball through the middle to score two runs. However, the Devils threw to third base and appeared to have what would have been the final out of the inning when left fielder Mike Bianucci slid into the bag. However, when he did so he took out third baseman Matt Hall with the slide forcing him to drop the ball. The takeout slide was not called continuing the inning. Arizona St. manager Pat Murphy came out to argue the call, but to no avail.
On the next at-bat, Auburn right fielder Luke Greinke drilled a pitch to left field, driving in two more. The crowd has gotten into the game now, and it should be an exciting finish from Auburn, AL.