Missouri escapes UC Irvine in 14 innings

MALIBU, Calif. -- J.C. Field scored on a Ryan Lollis
pinch-hit single in the top of the 14th to lift the Missouri Tigers
to a 5-4 victory over UC Irvine in Saturday's third NCAA
regional tournament game.
The Tigers (32-26) rallied for two runs in the top of the ninth
to force extra innings in the four-hour, 44-minute marathon at Eddy
D. Field Stadium.
UC Irvine (36-24) loaded the bases with one out in the bottom of
the ninth but was unable to score as Taylor Holiday grounded into a
double play to end the inning.
The Anteaters took a 4-2 lead in the home-half of the eighth
when Cody Cipriano tripled, then scored when the throw to third got
Taylor Parker (3-4) worked the final 1 2-3 innings for the
victory, getting Ben Orloff to ground into a double play with two
on and one out in the bottom of the 14th.
Scott Gorgen (7-5) took the loss.