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