UCLA rallies to beat Michigan in 12 innings

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Published 2:21 a.m. ET June 9, 2019 | Updated 2:57 a.m. ET June 9, 2019

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Top-seeded UCLA remains alive in the NCAA Baseball Tournament after outlasting Michigan in one of the crazier super regional games in recent memory.

Kevin Kendall’s one-out double in the 12th inning scored Jake Moberg with the go-ahead run as the Bruins forced a deciding game in the super regional with a 5-4 victory over the Wolverines.

“Whatever you wanted in that game was there,” UCLA coach John Savage said. “Our backs were against the wall being the visitor and we were literally one pitch from our season being over.”

Moberg, who came on as a pinch-hitter, reached on a fielding error by pitcher Walker Cleveland (4-3) to lead off the inning and scored on Kendall’s double to right-center.

Holden Powell (4-3), who is the Bruins’ closer, worked a career high five innings and allowed a run on two hits with five strikeouts. The sophomore right-hander said he would be available on Sunday though if needed.

“I was confident in my pitch ability. I was using the energy my team was giving you and trying to get outs,” Powell said.

Cleveland worked two innings and gave up an unearned…

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