It is always disappointing to have the season end in a postseason loss and the Arizona State Baseball team is certainly feeling that after losing Game 3 to Texas in the NCAA Super Regional, 4-2. The Longhorns will advance to the College World Series while the Sun Devils return to Tempe and finish up their year.
Baseball Season Ends With 4-2 Loss To Texas - ARIZONA STATE OFFICIAL ATHLETIC SITE
Texas used a sixth inning rally to grab a lead that the Longhorn bullpen would not relinquish, as UT advances to the College World Series. Mitchell Lambson (7-4) was saddled with the loss after allowing three runs in his five innings of work. He struck out six and gave up five hits. The Devils managed just six hits and scored only six runs in the three Super Regional games.
The game was not without controversy when the umpires call a Sun Devil base runner out for catcher interference on an usual and critical play.
NCAA baseball: ASU eliminated by Texas
Despite the fourth ball, Texas catcher Jacob Felts attempted to throw out DeMichele in what appeared to be a meaningless throw. The ball was off-target as it got past Texas second baseman Jordan Etier and rolled into center field allowing DeMichele to easily take third.
The umpires had already involved themselves in the game in the fourth inning when they called a balk on the ASU pitcher with a runner on third. The run tied the game at two and left Mitchell Lambson wondering what, if anything, he had done wrong.