Siena 9 Dallas Baptist 8 (10 innings)
Vincent Citro drove home the game-winning run with two outs in the bottom of the 10th setting off a celebration 45 years in the making. Siena rallied from an early 7-0 deficit to shock #28 Dallas Baptist and the rest of the College Baseball World with a wild 9-8 victory Saturday at Lupton Stadium in Fort Worth, the program’s first in NCAA Tournament play.
Siena advances to play another elimination game Sunday at 3:30 p.m. against the loser of tonight’s TCU/Sam Houston State game.
“It feels fantastic,” Siena coach Tony Rossi said. “I’m really happy for our school and our baseball alumni. They’ve been all over me with texts and e-mails the last few days. I’m really happy for everybody in the Siena community.”
TCU 3 Sam Houston State 2 (22 innings)
Boomer White’s two-out RBI single in the top of the 22nd inning gave TCU a 3-2 win over Sam Houston State in a contest that lasted nearly seven hours.
TCU (44-15) advances to Sunday’s championship game at 7 p.m. Sam Houston State (42-18) will play Siena at 2:30 p.m. in an elimination game. The winner of that contest will face the Horned Frogs, who have now won 29 of their last 32 games.