Oregon's cardiac kids set super regionals rally record in win vs. ORU - ESPN
Oregon pulled off the biggest comeback in the history of super regionals to move within a win of reaching the College World Series for the first time in 69 years, and Duke edged closer to its first appearance in the NCAA Tournament's final eight in 62 years.
No. 2 national seed Florida and TCU also won their super regional openers Friday and are one victory away from clinching spots in the CWS beginning next week in Omaha, Nebraska.
Since the tournament went to its current format in 1999, the winner of a super regional opener advanced to the CWS 78% of the time (144 of 182).
Drew Conley hit a walk-off single to right in the ninth inning for Oregon, which erased an 8-0, third-inning deficit and beat tournament darling Oral Roberts 9-8. Before Friday, teams that trailed by eight runs or more in a super regional game were 0-96.
This wasn't even the Ducks' biggest comeback of the season. They trailed Arizona 10-0 after two innings on April 1 and rallied to win 13-11. Oregon won its 10th straight game and ended Oral Roberts' 21-game streak, which had been the longest in the country.