Noon Michigan vs Missouri (Michigan won first game)
200pm Auburn vs Arizona (Arizona won first game)
300pm Michigan vs Missouri (not necessary)
5-00pm Arizona vs Auburn (Game 3)
700pm UCLA vs Oregon (Oregon won first game)
10pm UCLA vs Oregon (if necessary)(ended1235am ET)
MICHIGAN 5. MISSOURI 4
Wolverines advance to WCWS
Many ballgames have peaks and valleys, few more sharply defined as the lead changes in this game, Montemarano posted the first lead for Michigan with a solo shot in the 2nd. The Tigers tied in the 5th; Romaine singled and scored on Gadbois double,
Missouri seemed to have taken command bottom 6th: Fagan doubled; an out later, Rathburn was intentionally walked. Betsa was relieved in the Michigan circle by Dresenga, Mack hit into a force, Fagan out at 3rd. Pierce jacked a 3-run homer. Nash grounded out. Montemarano opned with a ; Vegas flied ouy; Ramirez laid down a perfect bunt. Lawrence singled, loading the bases. Pinch runner Sbonek scored on Romero;s sac fly. Two out, Chr4istner singled, Ramirez scored. Susalla doubled, Lawrence scored. Christner scored the go-ahead run on a wild pitch. The Tigers had gone from a 4-1 lead to a 5-4 deficit; now they had to win and force Game 3. Romaine was hit by a pitch and Betsa returned. Gadbois forced an out at 2nd, fielder’s choice. Gadbois stole 2nd then stole 3rd. Tying run at 3rd, Crane looked at a third strike. Fagan walked but Sanchez grounded out to 1st, ending the Tigers; season and putting Michigan back in the World Series. LP Lowary.
AUBURN 4, ARIZONA 1
Auburn, hoping to force a what if game, led 4-1, bottom 6th., and held off the Wildcats.
The Wildcats scored bottom 2nd; Bowling was hit by a pitch, scoring with two out, when Dotson doubled, Carosone opened Auburn’s 4th with a single, advancing on interference. Wallttom ace hbp. One out, Fagan doubled in two runs. Gipson singled, Fagan taking 3rd. McQuillan relieved starter O’Toole. Po9dany subbed for Fagan, Jordan hbp. Bases loaded. Pinch hitter Abbott popped to short. Howard singled, 2 rbi. With runners on 2nd and 3rd, Cooper popped to short. Auburn 4-1.
With 2 out in top 5th, the Tigers loaded the bases but Jordan struck out. UofA stranded two runners in the 5th, and two runners in the 6th.
Wallace walked in the Auburn 7th but a fly ball and two popups left the score 4-1.
In the bottom. Watson singled, but Perez flied out; Hughes hit into fielder’s choice, forcing Watson, Mercado flied to 2nd. Makayle Martin winning pitcher.
The what if game begins in 30 minutes.
AUBURN def ARIZONA 6-1 (gAME 3) and won the WCWS berth. The story was in an earlier e4dition and we will find it.
OREGON 1, UCLA 2 (9) (Oregon WON THE FIRST GAME)
Oregon leads 1-0 top 7th. The Ducks scored their run top 1st. Lilley tripled, scored on Udria’s popup. Megan Kleist gave up 6 hits but the Ducks held them scoreless through 6. . Bottom 7th: Jelenicki grounded out. Maurice hit the second pitch over the fence, tying the game 1-1. Two outs ended the inning,
Oregon 8TH: two quick outs; Lilley doubled but was stranded. UCLA: Bennett singled; Perez fouled out. Spaulding hit into a fieldier’s choice, forcing Bennett. Spaulding was out for laving early.
Oregon 9th:Costa singled to short; Glasco popped to short. both Lindvals struck out. UCLA Sataraka doubled; Taualafua SACRIFICED; jELENICKI SINGLED IN THE WINNING RUN – FORCING A GAME 3,
UClA VS OREGON GAME 3
Winner goes to WCWS
UCLA scored a run top 1st. Bennett walked. With two out, Sataraka singled to center; advanced to0 3rd on an error, Bennett scored. Lilley and Udria opened the Oregon half with consecutive singles; a sacrifice put runners in scoring position but the Ducks were stranded. The game settled into three and outs until the UCLA 4th. Spaulding walked, scored on Sataraka double.
UCKA 2-0. UCLA threatened top 6th; Perez singled and Sataraka was given a pass. Oregon had threatened with two hits in the 5th, no score, but had a runners on 2nd and 3rd with two out in the 6th but a popup removed the threat.
The Bruins went down in order to start the 7th. Sveskis gave hope with a single but two outs followed. Mercado a pinch runner went to 2nd. Lilley doubled, Mercado scored. 2-1. Udria flied out.
UCLA is returning to the WCWS where it will play Auburn.
The WCWS bracket:
Georgia plays Florida State,
Auburn plays the winner of UCLA/Oregon – UCLA,
Oklahoma plays Alabama
LSU plays Michigan