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TAMU beats Louisville Walk-off Game 1

COLLEGE STATION, Texas — Once again, the Louisville baseball team must fight its way back from the brink of elimination if the Cardinals are to reach their sixth College World Series in program history.

Texas A&M recovered from a 4-2 deficit to defeat Louisville 5-4 in Game 1 of an NCAA super-regional tournament a walk-off single to right field by Troy Claunch. The game-winning hit came nearer, Michael Prosecky with two outs and the bases loaded at the end of the ninth.

Game 1 of the College Station Super Regional was marked by missed chances. The Aggies dropped a whopping 17 runners on base to Louisville’s nine, but the Cardinals went 4 for 20 at plate with runners on base and hit .182 with men in scoring position.

“We put together some offense early on, but we fell a bit flat there at the end,” Louisville coach Dan McDonnell said after the game. “That’s a credit to Texas A&M and the obviously talented open plan office they have.”

June 10, 2022;  College Station, TX, USA;  Louisville pitcher Jared Poland (25) delivers the pitch during the first inning against the Texas A&M.  Credit: Maria Lysaker-USA TODAY Sports

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Jared Poland took the mound first for U of L and threw a brave 4 2/3 innings, repeatedly dancing around disaster but never letting the game get off the rails.

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