College World Series: Arizona books first ticket to Omaha with thrilling walk-off
Welcome to Omaha, Arizona.
The Wildcats pulled off an incredible 6-5 comeback in extra innings to punch their ticket to the 2016 College World Series.
With the bases loaded and two outs, Cesar Salazar silenced the Mississippi State home crowd with his walk-off single in the bottom of the 11th.
Going into the eighth and trailing by four, Arizona tallied five straight hits with zero outs and the biggest shot came from Ryan Aguilar, who knocked out a 3-run home run to bring the score within one. The first baseman was hitless in the two games until the at-bat.
With the top of the order up in the ninth, Cody Ramer represented the game-tying run with a leadoff double in the ninth inning. Alfonso Rivas brought Ramer across the plate with a RBI-single to notch the game at 5-5.
The Wildcats were chosen to finish ninth in the Pac-12 this season but they have put together a spectacular run to the College World Series.
Victory!! pic.twitter.com/VW0AMvswUh— Arizona Baseball (@ArizonaBaseball) June 12, 2016