OMAHA, Neb. — The UC Irvine baseball team, which has not worked overtime all season, came up big in the longest game in the 61-year history of the College World Series Monday.
The No. 4-ranked Anteaters eliminated Big West Conference and Orange County rival Cal State Fullerton, 5-4, in 13 innings before 16,451 people at Rosenblatt Stadium.
Junior right fielder Bryan Petersen capped the five-hour, 40-minute game by lining a single to center that drove in Cody Cipriano from third with the winning run. It was the Anteaters' first extra-inning game since they were eliminated from the 2006 Malibu Regional in a 5-4 loss to Missouri in 14 innings.