Arizona avoids elimination with 6-5 win over Delaware in 12

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This game was supposed to start at 6 p.m., but with a weather delay in the elimination game between DE and Arizona, won by the Wildcats 6-5 in 12 innings, Tech's game didn't start until 9:30 p.m. and it didn't end until 12:23 a.m. Sunday.

The Wildcats threatened in the top of the second inning, with runners on the corners and one out.

Texas Tech's Ryan Long (7) smiles on second after hitting a double during an NCAA college baseball game against Sam Houston State, Sunday, June 4, 2017, in Lubbock, Texas.

Arizona head coach Jay Johnson (2) argues a call with the plate umpire in the Wildcats' 5-4 loss to Sam Houston State on Friday.

Arizona looked like it was about to make a big rally in the fourth. His RBI single in the sixth produced the game's first run and his two-run single in the seventh made it 5-1. That gave the Bearkats a 9-0 lead. After junior Cal Stevenson flied out to center, junior JJ Matijevic hit his 30th double of the season, tying the Arizona record for a single season.

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The inning continued with Long drawing the one-out walk.

One of those came from the arm of right fielder Hunter Hearn in the fourth with the game tied at 1. Meanwhile, Arizona was just 4-for-18 with runners on base and left 10 on to just four for Sam Houston. Nick Quintana led off the game with a single and was pinch-run for by Sawyer Gieseke. With Hayden Wesneski taking over on the mound for Seth Ballew, the Wildcats got two runs in and loaded the bases before recording an out. The Blue Hens got to Ming in the eighth and scored two more runs. During his six-inning outing, Gingery allowed just two hits and struck out eight batters.

DE struck for two more in the ninth to set up extra innings and Arizona's eventually thrilling win. Boyd went 1 for 3 with a walk and a sacrifice bunt.

In the fifth inning, Arizona threatened after two batters got on after being hit by the pitch, but the Wildcats could not capitalize and the score remained, 9-2.

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