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2008 College Station Regional Day 3 recap


Houston 14 Illinois-Chicago 11 (11 Innings)

COLLEGE STATION, Texas – Sophomore catcher Chris Wallace blasted a two-run double off the center-field wall in the 11th inning to break a tie and help lift the University of Houston baseball team to a 14-11 win over Illinois-Chicago in an elimination game Sunday afternoon at the NCAA College Station Regional at Olsen Field.

Junior infielder Jimmy Cesario started the rally with a leadoff single through the right side and moved into scoring position following senior second baseman Ryan Lormand’s sacrifice bunt. After sophomore centerfielder Zak Presley drew a walk and senior DH Bryan Tully reached on an infield single to load the bases, Wallace blasted a 2-0 offering from UIC reliever Adam Worthington off the top of the center-field wall, mere feet from his first grand slam, to score Cesario and Presley and give the Cougars the lead for good.

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Houston 4 Texas A&M 3

COLLEGE STATION, Texas – Senior outfielder Jake Stewart’s RBI-single up the middle in the bottom of the ninth inning scored freshman DH Caleb Ramsey from second base and lifted the University of Houston baseball team to a 4-3 win over No. 9 Texas A&M on Sunday during the finals of the NCAA College Station Regional at Olsen Field.

In the ninth, Ramsey drew a one-out walk and moved into scoring position when freshman shortstop Blake Kelso drilled a single into center field. Stewart then slapped the first pitch he saw from reliever Travis Starling into center field. Although the ball was not hit hard, it found its way into center field, allowing Ramsey to score the game-winning run.

The win capped a dazzling performance by freshman righthander Jared Ray, who tossed his first career complete game. The Waco native scattered three runs off five hits and six walks with four strikeouts in a career-best eight innings to improve to 4-2 this season.

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