Arizona rallies in ninth inning, advances to Coral Gables Regional championship

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Published: Jun. 5, 2022 at 8:58 PM MST
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TUCSON, Ariz. (KOLD News 13) - The Arizona Wildcats beat the Miami Hurricanes 4-3 in an elimination game at the Coral Gables Regional on Sunday, June 5.

The Wildcats (39-24) will play Ole Miss (34-22) in the regional championship game on Monday, June 6, at 10 a.m. (Arizona time). They must beat Ole Miss twice to advance to the Super Regional.

Miami’s CJ Kayfus hit a home run during his team’s first at-bat. The Hurricanes (40-20) held the 1-0 lead until the third inning, when Wildcat Mac Bingham homered to left-center field.

Arizona and Miami remained tied 1-1 until the bottom of the sixth inning. Miami’s Yohandy Morales hit a home run with Edgardo Villegas on base, giving Miami a 3-1 lead.

In the top of the eighth inning, Wildcat Tony Bullard sent one over the fence to close the gap 3-2.

In the top of the ninth, Arizona’s Tanner O’Tremba came up big with a two-run double. Tyler Casagrande and Nik McClaughry touched home to take the final lead.

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