Stanford reaches College World Series on Texas’ walk-off blunder
In a nail-biting game, Stanford defeated Texas 7-6 on Monday night to book their place in the College World Series for the third year in a row. The game appeared to be within the Longhorns’ grasp, tied 6-6 in the bottom of the ninth with two outs, until a routine fly hit by Drew Bowser slipped past Texas outfielders in the twilight sky, allowing Alberto Rios to score the winning run from second. The Longhorns were left stunned as they narrowly missed out on their third consecutive appearance at the College World Series. Stanford will now face top-seeded Wake Forest on Saturday.
Bowser made an early impact, hitting a home run in the second inning, his third in as many games. Stanford surged ahead with three runs in the fourth, taking a 6-3 lead, before Texas responded with rallies in the seventh and eighth innings. Dylan Campbell tied the game in the eighth with a single before making a crucial double play by throwing out Saborn Campbell at third from right field.
The game was not without its controversies, as Rios was almost thrown out at second during the ninth inning when his long fly to left hit off the wall. Texas nearly got out of the inning again when Bowser hit a high fly, but it dropped just 15 feet in front of Campbell, allowing Rios to score the game-winning run.
Q: Who won the game between Stanford and Texas?
A: Stanford won the game 7-6 to advance to the College World Series.
Q: How did Stanford score the winning run?
A: Alberto Rios scored the winning run after a routine fly hit by Drew Bowser slipped past Texas outfielders in the ninth inning.
Q: Who did Stanford beat to advance to the College World Series?
A: Stanford beat Texas to advance to the College World Series for the third year in a row.
Q: Who will Stanford play in the College World Series?
A: Stanford will face top-seeded Wake Forest in the College World Series on Saturday.
Texas’ walk-off blunder puts Stanford in College World Series
Stanford baseball team clinched their third consecutive College World Series appearance in a dramatic win against Texas. Drew Bowser hit a standard fly that Texas outfielders failed to locate against the twilight sky in a tied ninth inning game. The ball dropped nearly 15 feet away from outfielder Dylan Campbell, allowing Alberto Rios to score the game-winning run from second. Texas had a chance to clinch the game before Bowser’s hit, but Rios’s long fly nearly resulted in his being thrown out at second for the game’s third out. Bowser gave Stanford a 2-0 lead in the second inning after his third home run in three matches. The team scored another three runs in the fourth, with two outs, for a 6-3 lead. Texas fought back to tie the game before Bowser’s hit secured Stanford the win. Stanford will take on top-seeded Wake Forest at the College World Series on Saturday.