There will be a decisive Game 3 in the.
Wednesday night Oregon State scored three runs in the ninth inning to erase a 3-2 deficit against Arkansas. The Beavers went on to win the game 5-3 (box score). Game 3 will be played Thursday night.
Oregon State's three-run ninth inning rally was made possible by a brutal defensive miscue. With the tying run at third and two outs, shortstop Cadyn Grenier hit a foul pop-up behind first base that sure looked like the final out of the game. Final out of the series! Instead, it dropped in and the at-bat continued.
Oy vey. That's it. That's the championship clinching out right there. Three Arkansas defenders converged and none of them were able to make the catcher. Brutal. Grenier had new life.
You know what happened next, right? Of course you do. Grenier came through with the game-tying single.
The damage did not stop there. The next batter, outfielder and Twins 2018 first round pick Trevor Larnach, launched a go-ahead two-run home run to right field. Look at this:
Arkansas went from having the title clinching foul pop-up in the air waiting to be caught to trailing by two runs in the blink of an eye. A crushing defeat, that is.
Oregon State was able to pitch around a leadoff single in the bottom of the ninth to win the game and force Game 3 on Thursday..