Hey­ward helps Hur­ri­canes elim­i­nate Ra­zor­backs

Los Angeles Times - - SPORTS - As­so­ci­ated press

OMAHA — Ja­cob Hey­ward sin­gled in the win­ning run in the bot­tom of the ninth in­ning to put the fin­ish­ing touch on a huge game for him, and Mi­ami elim­i­nated Arkansas from the Col­lege World Se­ries with a 4-3 vic­tory Mon­day.

Hey­ward opened the scor­ing with a two-run homer in the fifth, scored the go-ahead run in the sev­enth af­ter Arkansas tied it and de­liv­ered again af­ter Wil­lie Abreu dou­bled off the cen­ter-field wall to open the Mi­ami ninth.

Hey­ward rounded first base and tossed his hel­met high in the air as pinch-run­ner Carl Ch­ester scored.

The Hur­ri­canes (50-16) move to a Wed­nes­day game against Florida. The Ra­zor­backs (40-25) went two-and­out at the CWS for only the sec­ond time in eight ap­pear- an­ces.

Bryan Gar­cia (6-2) earned the win af­ter get­ting out of a bases-loaded sit­u­a­tion in the top of the ninth. Zach Jack­son (5-1) took the loss.

Hey­ward has reached base in six of eight plate ap­pear­ances in two games.

He drilled a Jack­son Low­ery pitch into the left-cen­ter seats in the fifth in­ning for the first CWS home run be­tween the power al­leys in the five years the event has been held at the spa­cious TD Amer­i­trade Park.

Vir­ginia 1, Florida 0: The Cava­liers’ Bran­don Waddell gave up two hits over sev­en­plus in­nings and got shut­down re­lief help from Josh Sborz in a vic­tory over the Ga­tors.

Vir­ginia (41-22), the 2014 na­tional run­ner-up, took con­trol of its bracket and is off un­til Fri­day. The Cava­liers need one more win to reach next week’s best-ofthree fi­nals.

Florida (50-17) will play an elim­i­na­tion game Wed­nes­day against Mi­ami, the team the Ga­tors beat by 12 runs in their Omaha opener.

Ga­tors starter A.J. Puk held Vir­ginia score­less on one hit through five in­nings, but the Cava­liers strung to­gether three straight sin­gles to load the bases with one out in the sixth. That brought on Tay­lor Lewis in re­lief to face Rob­bie Co­man, who lofted a sac­ri­fice f ly to score Matt Thaiss.

Mike Theiler As­so­ci­ated Press

MI­AMI’S Ja­cob Hey­ward cel­e­brates the go-ahead run af­ter a se­ries of throw­ing er­rors by Arkansas.

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