Missouri State Heads To Super Regionals For Third Time In Program History

FAYETTEVILLE, Ar--The Bears journey through the Fayetteville Regional was anything but ordinary. But losing to Arkansas in a controversial game decided at 3:10 AM Monday morning, didn't phase Missouri State.

"Seemed fine to me. On the bus, the same bad music, horrible, loud. They were the same team they've been for 60 games. This is a hard place to win, so very proud of our guys," said coach Keith Guttin.

A resilient team that battled for 2015 revenge on the Razorbacks, won this year's regional 3-2 later that Monday night.

"There is nothing else I'd rather it happen at. I was in this same seat after a 3-2 loss to end the season, so being here after a 3-2 win is pretty sweet," said Jordan Knutson.

Like all regionals, Missouri State had it's share of heroics. Like Jeremy Eierman's tie-breaking two run homer in the sixth inning.

"I was sitting fastball middle away and then off speed. I got my pitch and didn't miss it," said Jeremy Eierman.

As well as senior Jordan Knutson pitching the final two and a third. Not allowing a hit. And of course... starting the Bears dog pile.

"On top is probably more fun, but if you are at the bottom, that means you were in the game, so it was a pretty sweet feeling to be at the bottom," said Knutson.

Now for the second time in 3 years Missouri State finds itself in a Super Regional, and just two wins away from the college World Series.

In Springfield, Megan Rice KOLR 10 Sports. Ozarks first.
 


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