California rallies past Baylor
Golden Bears plate four runs in the bottom of ninth to advance
HOUSTON – California first baseman Devon Rodriguez belted a two-out, two-run single through the right side of the infield to cap a four-run, ninth inning and lift the Golden Bears to a 9-8 victory against Baylor.
With the win, Cal (35-21) captures the Houston Regional championship and will advance to this weekend’s NCAA Super Regional to take on Dallas Baptist. DBU won the Fort Worth Regional Monday with an 11-9 victory against Oral Roberts.
The NCAA Super Regional sites will be announced on Tuesday.
Baylor ends its year at 31-28.
Rodriguez, named the tournament’s Most Oustanding Player, also had a two-run homer in the eighth inning as Cal came back from a 7-3 deficit through seven innings.