Here is your Day 3 Recap from the Austin Regional.
Army 4 Boston College 3
AUSTIN, TEXAS – Kevin McKague singled home the game-winning run with two outs in the bottom of the seventh inning, then worked out of a bases-loaded jam to earn the save off the mound as upstart Army knocked out Boston College 4-3, in an elimination game of the Austin Regional, Sunday afternoon at UFCU Disch-Falk Field.
With the victory, Army advances to the Austin Regional final where they will face No. 1 national seed Texas in a rematch of Friday’s opening round regional contest. The Longhorns won that contest 3-1, then outlasted third-seeded Boston College 3-2 in a marathon 25-inning affair Saturday that ranks as the longest baseball game in NCAA history.
One day after ending No. 2 seed Texas State’s season with a 7-4 victory, the Black Knights ousted Boston College in a riveting affair that ended in stunning fashion when Army’s middle infield combination of shortstop Clint Moore and second baseman Tony Capozzi turned a crisp double-play on a slow hopper to short by Eagle cleanup hitter Mickey Wiswall with one out and the bases loaded.
Texas 14 Army 10
AUSTIN, Texas — Preston Clark hit a walk-off grand slam to propel the No. 5 Texas Longhorns to a 14-10 win over the Army Black Knights in the championship game of the NCAA Austin Regional on Sunday night at UFCU Disch-Falk Field.
With the range full of Longhorns and the game tied 10-10 in the ninth, Clark came to the plate with one home run on the season and left the field with two. He launched a first-pitch offering into thedarkness down the leftfield line for the grand slam.
Texas (44-13-1) started the ninth inning down 10-6. Kevin Keyes walked and Cameron Rupp singled to rightfield to start the inning. Tant Shepherd pinch-hit for Tim Maitland and Jordan Etier pinch-ran for Rupp. Shepherd reached on an infield single to saturate the sacks. David Hernandez grounded out to plate Keyes and close the gap to 10-7. Travis Tucker drew a four-pitch walk and the bases reached maximum density again. Brandon Loy guaranteed the Horns wouldn’t lose the game in the bottom of the ninth when he launched a base-clearing, wall-banger to left centerfield to tie the score at 10-10. Michael Torres and Brandon Belt each drew walks to reload the bases, setting up Clark’s end-game.