Apparently I missed quite the game at Jackie Robinson Stadium while I attended my English graduation Saturday night.
With an out separating UCLA from elimination, sophomore Tyler Rahmatulla cranked a go-ahead, two-run home run that sent shockwaves through the college baseball world. Here's the call (or non-call) from John Ramey of the UCLA radio network:
One more video, this one courtesy of UCLA Athletics:
Meanwhile, they don't even hand out diplomas at graduations. Can you believe that?
Anyway, Rahmatulla's dramatic blast was just the start of the craziness. Cal State Fullerton tied it with a run in the bottom half of the ninth before UCLA scored four two-out runs in the 10th thanks to a bases-loaded single off the bat of freshman pinch hitter Trevor Brown. More from Ramey:
The third and deciding game is Sunday night, with the winner earning a trip to Omaha. No graduations tomorrow, so follow me at twitter.com/bangulo and look here for reaction following what promises to be another thrilling contest.