FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (KMTV) — North Carolina State upset #1 Arkansas in Game 3 of the Fayetteville Super Regional on Sunday to advance to the College World Series, 3-2.
Jose Torres broke a 2-2 tie in the top of the 9th by hitting the game-winning home run off Hogs' star pitcher Kevin Kopps.
T9 | OH MY DEAR GOD JOSE TORRES HITS THE GO-AHEAD BOMB!!!— #Pack9 ⚾️ (@NCStateBaseball) June 14, 2021
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Kopps made his first start of the season for the Razorbacks going 8 innings, giving up three runs on seven hits while striking out nine.
Kevin Kopps. Absolute warrior.— Arkansas Baseball (@RazorbackBSB) June 14, 2021
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Arkansas trailed for much of the game before Cayden Wallace tied the game at two in the bottom of the 7th with a solo home run.
The Wolfpack advanced to Omaha for the first time in eight years.
NC State rallied to win the Super Regional after dropping Game 1, 21-2, on Friday.
The Wolfpack became the 4th team to punch its ticket to Omaha along with 2019 champ Vanderbilt, Stanford & Tennessee. Meanwhile, Arkansas head coach Dave Van Horn will have to wait at least another year for his first national championship.