UConn holds on, beats Stanford 13-12 super regional Game 1

Jun 11, 2022, 11:24 AM | Updated: 11:29 pm
Connecticut catcher Matt Donlan, right, tags out Stanford's Drew Bowser during the fourth inning of...

Connecticut catcher Matt Donlan, right, tags out Stanford's Drew Bowser during the fourth inning of an NCAA college baseball tournament super regional game Saturday, June 11, 2022, in Stanford, Calif. (AP Photo/John Hefti)

(AP Photo/John Hefti)

              Connecticut pitcher Garrett Coe reacts after striking out a Stanford batter during the eighth inning of an NCAA college baseball tournament super regional game Saturday, June 11, 2022, in Stanford, Calif. (AP Photo/John Hefti)
            
              Stanford shortstop Adam Crampton (10) throws to first base after forcing out Connecticut's T.C. Simmons (26), completing a double play during the sixth inning of an NCAA college baseball tournament super regional game Saturday, June 11, 2022, in Stanford, Calif. (AP Photo/John Hefti)
            
              Connecticut second baseman David Smith, left, throws to first base after forcing out Stanford's Eddie Park (22) during the fourth inning of an NCAA college baseball tournament super regional game Saturday, June 11, 2022, in Stanford, Calif. (AP Photo/John Hefti)
            
              Stanford's Brock Jones (7) runs the bases in front of Connecticut third baseman Zach Bushling (8) after hitting a two-run home run during the second inning of an NCAA college baseball tournament super regional game Saturday, June 11, 2022, in Stanford, Calif. (AP Photo/John Hefti)
            
              Stanford pitcher Alex Williams, right, talks to catcher Kody Huff during the second inning of an NCAA college baseball tournament super regional game against Connecticut on Saturday, June 11, 2022, in Stanford, Calif. (AP Photo/John Hefti)
            
              Connecticut's Korey Morton (4) celebrates with Bryan Padilla (1) after hitting a two-run home run against Stanford during the second inning of an NCAA college baseball tournament super regional game Saturday, June 11, 2022, in Stanford, Calif. (AP Photo/John Hefti)
            
              Connecticut's Korey Morton hits a two-run home run against Stanford during the second inning of an NCAA college baseball tournament super regional game Saturday, June 11, 2022, in Stanford, Calif. (AP Photo/John Hefti)
            
              Stanford's Drew Bowser (2) celebrates with Eddie Park after hitting a two-run home run against Connecticut during the second inning of an NCAA college baseball tournament super regional game Saturday, June 11, 2022, in Stanford, Calif. (AP Photo/John Hefti)
            
              Stanford's Brock Jones (7) celebrates with Carter Graham (31) after hitting a two-run home run against Connecticut during the second inning of an NCAA college baseball tournament super regional game Saturday, June 11, 2022, in Stanford, Calif. (AP Photo/John Hefti)
            
              Connecticut catcher Matt Donlan, right, tags out Stanford's Drew Bowser during the fourth inning of an NCAA college baseball tournament super regional game Saturday, June 11, 2022, in Stanford, Calif. (AP Photo/John Hefti)

STANFORD, Calif. (AP) — Casey Dana and Matt Donlan each drove in three runs and UConn held off a late Stanford rally to beat the Cardinal 13-12 Saturday night in Game 1 of the best-of-three Stanford Super Regional.

Un-seeded UConn (50-14) can clinch a berth in the College World Series with a win in Sunday’s Game 2.

Korey Morton led off the top of the second with a double and scored when T.C. Simmons drove the next pitch to right for a double. Donlan hit a two-run home run, Dana had a two-run double and scored two batters later on a double by Bryan Padilla before Morton hit a towering two-run shot to left that gave the Huskies a 9-0 lead.

Brock Jones and Matt Barrera each hit a solo home run in the bottom of the seventh to but No. 2 Stanford’s deficit to 13-6 and the Cardinal (45-16) hit four homers in the bottom of the ninth before Justin Willis struck out Adam Crampton — with the tying run on first — to end the game. Jones and Braden Montgomery hit two-run shots before back-to-back two-out homers by Drew Bowser and Tommy Troy made it 13-12.

Dana reached on a fielding error and Ben Huber followed immediately with a two-out RBI double to make it 1-0 and UConn led the rest of the way.

Pat Gallagher (11-3) gave up five runs on nine hits with a walk and eight strikeouts over 6 1/3 innings for the win.

___

More AP college sports: https://apnews.com/hub/college-sports and https://twitter.com/AP_Top25

Copyright © The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

AP

Field hockey players of a local club attend a training session, in Karachi, Pakistan, Sunday, Nov. ...
Associated Press

Sports pitch for level playing field in cricket-mad Pakistan

ISLAMABAD (AP) — On Islamabad’s outskirts, burly men bind together in a scrum on a rugby pitch that has seen better days. The sign bearing the club’s name is worn. The floodlights are too costly to use, given high electricity prices and the paltry $135 total that the club earns in membership fees every month. […]
1 day ago
NASCAR Cup Series driver Martin Truex Jr. (19) poses for a photo with the championship trophy after...
Associated Press

Truex wins NASCAR’s sloppy return to Los Angeles Coliseum

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Martin Truex Jr. won NASCAR’s return to the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum for its season-opening exhibition race — a sloppy Sunday night extravaganza in which the Wiz Khalifa halftime show might have been the most entertaining part of the event. Truex took the lead with 25 laps to go in the […]
1 day ago
Memphis Grizzlies guard Ja Morant (12) reacts in the second half of an NBA basketball game against ...
Associated Press

Morant says friend banned from arena over Pacers dispute

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Memphis Grizzlies star Ja Morant tweeted Sunday that a friend of his has been banned from games at FedExForum for a year as a result of a confrontation between his supporters and members of the Indiana Pacers organization a week earlier. The NBA confirmed that unnamed individuals have been banned from […]
1 day ago
Minnesota Timberwolves guard Anthony Edwards (1) goes up for a dunk during the first half of an NBA...
Associated Press

Timberwolves cruise to 128-98 win against Jokic-less Nuggets

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — D’Angelo Russell had 14 of his 18 points in the first quarter and added 10 assists, Anthony Edwards scored 20 and the Minnesota Timberwolves cruised to a 128-98 win Sunday night against the Denver Nuggets, who were missing two-time MVP Nikola Jokic and three other starters on the second night of a […]
1 day ago
New Orleans Pelicans head coach Willie Green signals in the first half of an NBA basketball game ag...
Associated Press

Murphy scores season-high 30, Pelicans top Kings 136-104

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Trey Murphy III highlighted his season-high 30-point performance with six 3-pointers — a couple from well behind the arc — and the New Orleans Pelicans overcame the absence of several starters to beat the Sacramento Kings 136-104 on Sunday night. “Just got to keep shooting, no matter if you hitting or […]
1 day ago
Philadelphia 76ers guard Shake Milton (18) drives against New York Knicks guard Quentin Grimes (6) ...
Associated Press

Knicks rally from 21 points down, beat 76ers 108-97

NEW YORK (AP) — Julius Randle had 24 points, nine rebounds and seven assists, Jalen Brunson scored 21 points and the New York Knicks overcame an early 21-point deficit to beat the Philadelphia 76ers 108-97 on Sunday night. Evan Fournier came off the bench to add 17 points for the Knicks, who were playing a […]
1 day ago
UConn holds on, beats Stanford 13-12 super regional Game 1