In the most improbable fashion, the 19th-ranked Florida State softball team made a five-run comeback with two outs in the seventh, then recorded the go-ahead run in the eighth to earn an incredible 7-6 win over No. 13 seed South Alabama on Sunday night at Jaguar Field to advance to the NCAA Super Regionals.
After falling in the first game by a 3-0 score, the Seminoles (44-17) were down 6-1 in the elimination contest with two outs in the bottom of the seventh. With senior Morgan Bullock on second base, Bailey Schinella drew a walk and freshman Alex Kossoff singled to third base, which was followed by an errant throw to first base to score Bullock and cut the deficit to 6-2.
Continuing the comeback was Kaitlin Allen, who drew a necessary walk on a full-count pitch to load the bases for junior Kelly Hensley, who was the game-tying run at the plate. Hensley swung on a 1-1 offering from South Alabama's Hannah Campbell (22-9) and belted the tying grand slam on a ball that landed off the scoreboard in left center. Hensley's 13th home run of the season gave the Seminoles new life.
Draymond Green threw his arms in the air and ran to Golden State Warriors coach Mark Jackson for an emotional hug. Jarrett Jack squatted down, put his right hand on his head and closed his eyes. Stephen Curry wanted to see it all -- teammates parading around the court, gold confetti in the air, smiles all around the announced sellout crowd of 19,596.
Forget that "We Believe" team.
These Warriors proved they belong.
Curry had 22 points and eight assists, Andrew Bogut broke out with the best performance of his injury-saddled season, and the Warriors eliminated the Denver Nuggets with a 92-88 victory in Game 6 on Thursday night.
"When we go in the locker room, we're jumping up and down, we're hugging, we're changed men," Jackson said. "This is the greatest group of men as far as a team that I've ever been around or seen in my life."
The Allen Americans scored three times in the third period leading to the teams departing from the hockey game to a physical display in the third period all en route to a 5-2 win for Allen evening their CHL Finals series with the Wichita Thunder at a win apiece.
The series now shifts to Wichita for Game’s 3 and 4 where the Thunder have not played a home game since April 11 in Game 2 of their series against Fort Worth.
In a penalty filled first period of play, the lone goal was scored by the home team with Chris Doyle finding some space in the slot and his snapper appearing to deflect off the stick of a Thunder defenseman past Torrie Jung. Jason Deitsch and Darryl Bootland earned the assists on Doyle’s second goal of the playoffs.
Kenneth Faried put his foot down 48 hours after putting his size-16 sneaker through the wall in the visiting locker room in Oakland, sparking a debate about dirty play.
The Nuggets never trailed, piled up points in the paint, slowed down the Warriors' guards, jumpstarted their transition game and got under Andrew Bogut's skin.
They jumped out to a 22-point lead before weathering the Warriors' frenetic fourth-quarter rally to cut their series deficit to 3-2 and force a Game 6 Thursday night at Oracle Arena.