Columbia comes back from 5-0 deficit, outlasts New Mexico in 13 innings
FULLERTON, Calif. -- Nick Crucet hit a go-ahead RBI single in the 13th inning and Columbia held on to earn its first NCAA tournament win with a 6-5 victory against New Mexico on Saturday in the Fullerton Regional.
The Lions (28-20) scored five runs in the eighth inning to erase a 5-0 deficit, getting the last three runs with two outs.
The Lions, the first Ivy League team to win a tournament game since Dartmouth in 2010, had to hold on in the 13th. New Mexico (37-22), one of the NCAA's top offensive teams, got the tying run to third with two outs, but Alex Black struck out D.J. Peterson to end the game.
The Lobos were eliminated with the loss.