Arkansas was one out away from clinching the College World Series tonight. Unfortunately, the Razorbacks let the final out drop in between multiple fielders. And that mistake proved to be extremely costly.
The College World Series appeared to be over when Arkansas, up 1-0 in the three-game series, forced a pop-fly in foul territory against Oregon State in the 9th inning of Game 2 with two outs.
The ball, though, found its way onto the turf. And the Beavers had a major two-out rally in them.
Oregon State went on to single in that at-bat, tying the game at 3-3. Two batters later, a two-run homer came.
OSU now leads, 5-3, needing three outs to force a decisive Game 3.
This was the play that led to the two-out rally:
Man, that is tough to watch. To be one-out away from the College World Series and to get a play like that to clinch the victory - and then not clinch it - is brutal.
And here was the homer:
Arkansas is not dead yet, though. The Razorbacks are batting in the bottom of the 9th inning, needing two runs to tie it and three to win it. The College World Series is being televised on ESPN.