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2012 NCAA Baseball Regionals: Missouri To Face Louisville In Elimination Game Sunday

The Missouri Tigers pulled off an epic comeback on Saturday to keep their baseball season alive, as they scored five runs in the eighth inning to defeat New Mexico State 6-2. From one elimination game to another, the Tigers will now play Louisville on Sunday evening at 6 p.m. Central Time on ESPN3.

Conner Mach's double in the eighth inning served as the catalyst for a comeback, then Dane Opel singled to left field to score Mach, tying the game at 2-2. Michael McGraw then tripled to left center to score Opel for a 3-2 advantage. After that Scott Sommerfeld also tripled to score two more runs to push the lead to 5-2. Eric Garcia's RBI single pushed the lead to 6-2 and the game was ended soon thereafter.

Louisville was trounced by Arizona 16-4 on Saturday, thus making this game of equal importance for both teams.

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