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END 3 | TRIPLE PLAY!— Sam Houston Baseball (@BearkatsBSB) June 10, 2017
That goes 5-4-3 and Sam Houston escapes the jam ... Bearkats lead 5-2. #EatEmUpKats
Sam Houston State came out hot in its first-ever trip to the Super Regionals. It put a quick three-spot on the scoreboard in the first inning and kept rolling from there behind some nifty defense — including a 5-4-3 triple play to get out of a third inning jam.
New pitcher Riley Cooper came on for Sam Houston State in the third. He allowed a leadoff walk and after back-to-back singles, the Seminoles were in business. One run was across and two were still on with no outs.
That is until Quincy Nieporte came to the plate. He hit a sharp grounder to Bearkats third baseman Taylor Beene, who quickly stepped on third before starting the around-the-horn trifecta. The Florida State threat was eliminated with three outs in a matter of seconds.
Beene wasn't done, either. He would come through with another clutch play at the hot corner in the sixth.
Taylor Beene does it ALL!— NCAA Baseball (@NCAACWS) June 10, 2017
He starts a triple play in the 3rd for the Bearkats and follows it up by snagging this line drive in the 6th! pic.twitter.com/pvulA1V1uz
The Bearkats couldn't hold onto its lead, however, as the Seminoles rallied from three runs down in the ninth to walk off as 7-6 winners. Jackson Lueck provided the game-winning single -- his fourth RBI single of the day -- to plate Taylor Walls and take the 1-0 series lead.