Texas beats Long Beach State 5-3 in 12 innings

Texas beats Long Beach State 5-3 in 12 innings

Texas beats Long Beach State 5-3 in 12 innings

Johnson's Arizona Wildcats won 6-5 over DE in 12 innings, overcoming the Blue Hens tying the game in the ninth and then a lengthy weather delay in Lubbock, Texas.

The sixth inning started strong for the Wildcats with a leadoff single from Matijevic to center field.

The thriller of a game lasted four hours and four minutes, featured 10 different pitchers and had a two-hour, 18-minute weather delay.

Alfonso Rivas had three hits and an RBI for the Wildcats.

After play resumed, Arizona's Cal Stevenson reached via a two-out single.

Arizona's offense came alive in the top of the seventh inning.

The Red Raiders scored 2 in the 8th to stretch their 1 run lead to 5-2.

After Long Beach took a 1-0 lead in the opening inning, Bret Boswell hit a solo home run in the top of the second to tie it. Brock Lundquist's homer to right gave Dirtbags back the lead in the home half of the inning. After retiring the next two batters, Flynn hit Brian Mayer. Glover singled up the middle, bringing in two runs and tying the game, 5-5. The Blue Hens got to Ming in the eighth and scored two more runs. He stole second and advanced to third on a throwing error.

Despite getting two runners on base, DE was unable to score and the game ended, Wildcats on top, 6-5.

The Cats had six victories last post-season with their backs against the wall and UA moved to 1-0 in 2017 with their season on the line beating DE 6-5 in 12 innings Saturday in the 0-1 Elimination game at the Texas Tech Regional in Lubbock. Morris is covering regionals for the Daily Wildcat.

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