Gingery Dominant in Texas Tech Shutout Win Over Sam Houston State

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The Oroville High graduate's Wildcats bounced back on Saturday and won 6-5 over DE in 12 innings in an NCAA regional game in Lubbock, Texas.

The Arizona Wildcats staved off elimination Saturday, topping DE 6-5 in 12 innings at Rip Griffin Park at Dan Law Field.

Robie Rojas continued his strong surge at the plate, going 3-for-4 with a two of Sam Houston's four doubles and an RBI to lead the Bearkats at the plate.

The Wildcats threatened in the top of the second inning, with runners on the corners and one out. With the loss, DE was eliminated from the Lubbock Regional. Andrew Fregia followed him with a double to right-center field, bringing in another two runs for the Bearkats, giving them the 6-0 lead. But in the end, Alfonso Rivas homered in the 12 inning with two outs to put Arizona up a run.

Arizona was never able to rally back.

The first run of the game finally came in the sixth inning when Salazar came through for the Cats. Berglund was thrown out at third to end the inning, but Tech increased it's lead, 6-0. After junior Cal Stevenson flied out to center, junior JJ Matijevic hit his 30th double of the season, tying the Arizona record for a single season. Gardner stepped to the plate next and did exactly what he did in the first inning, taking the first pitch over the right-field wall for a two-run homerun.

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The inning continued with Long drawing the one-out walk.

The Bearkats then scored a total of eight runs in the inning to go ahead 9-0. Kyle Lewis then came up and showed bunt, but pulled back and slashed a double down the left field line to score Gieseke.

In the bottom of the 9th, Texas Tech had the bases loaded and no outs. That was all the Red Raiders could get in the inning, leaving two runners on.

Starting pitcher Steven Gingery moved to 10-1 on the season after throwing six scoreless innings.

Arizona starter Cody Deason (5-3) allowed seven runs while facing only 12 batters over 1 2/3 innings.

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