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BREAKING NEWS: UCI

June 19, 2007

From Staff Reports

OMAHA, Neb. — UC Irvine evaded elimination from the College World Series with a close 8-7 win over Arizona State Tuesday night.

For the third time in four games, the win came down to the Anteaters’ last at-bat as they rallied through a four-run deficit in the eighth inning.

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Ollie Linton singled with the bases loaded in the 10th inning to advance the Anteaters to the third round of the CWS. They will play Oregon State Wednesday at 4 p.m. The game will be telecast on ESPN2.

UC Irvine became the first team in the 61-year history of the CWS to win extra-inning games on consecutive days. The Anteaters defeated Cal State Fullerton 5-4 in 13 innings Monday in a game that took 5 hours and 40 minutes, the longest in CWS history.

The Anteaters (47-16-1) must beat defending champion Oregon State on Wednesday and again Thursday to win their bracket and reach the best-of-three championship round.

The Sun Devils (49-15) lost consecutive games for the first time since March.

Information from the Associated Press was used in this report.

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