COLLEGE BASEBALL WORLD SERIES : Arizona St. Edged by Oklahoma

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From Associated Press

Rick Gutierrez’s sacrifice fly in the 11th inning gave Oklahoma a 4-3 victory over Arizona State on Monday night in the winners’ bracket of the College World Series.

The run broke a string of seven scoreless innings by relievers of both teams, with each team’s ace getting the decision--Bucky Buckles (4-3) for the Sooners and Noah Peery (11-2) for Arizona State.

Peery walked pinch-hitter Dustin Hansen to lead off the 11th and a sacrifice bunt and passed ball got him to third for Gutierrez’s fly ball to center.


The Sun Devils (44-17) will play Miami, a 7-5 winner over Auburn on Monday, in an elimination game today. Oklahoma (48-17) will await the winner of that game in a Thursday afternoon semifinal.

Danny Buxbaum’s two-run double in the seventh helped top-seeded Miami overcome six errors.