Trailing 4-3 entering the bottom of the eighth, the Bulldogs opened the frame with back-to-back singles by Joseph Hunter and Mitch Moreland, and loaded the bases on a walk to Andy Rice.
Freshman first baseman Brad Glenn misplayed a grounder by pinch hitter Brian LaNifa in the next at-bat, allowing Hunter to tie the game at 4-4, and a passed ball off the glove of catcher Konrad Schmidt two hitters later allowed the go-ahead run to score.
MSU closer Brett Cleveland retired the
The Wildcats had jumped out to a 4-1 lead with a pair of runs in the second and two in the third, but MSU pulled within one when Jeff Butts hit a two-run triple off Melancon after the Bulldogs had posted back-to-back two out singles off of starter Brad Mills in the sixth.
UA’s Glenn hit a two-run homer for
The series sweep was the first suffered by the Wildcats since April 23-25, 2004 at