Ex-Cypress Star Leads Arizona

Dave Shermet hit a two-run pinch homer with two out in the bottom of the ninth inning Friday to give the University of Arizona an 8-7 come-from-behind win over Maine in the first round of the College World Series at Omaha.

Shermet, a 1984 graduate of Cypress High School, capped a comeback that saw the Wildcats erase a 7-0 deficit by scoring one run in the bottom of the seventh, four in the eighth and three in the ninth.

Shermet’s homer, his fourth of the year, helped Arizona overcome a 13-hit Black Bear attack.