In Omaha, Neb., Cameron Ming tossed five innings with one earned run, and Arizona scored five times over the final two innings to break from a close game as the Wildcats fought off elimination by beating Oklahoma State 9-3 Friday afternoon.
The win sets up a winner-take-all game between the two teams for the right to play in the College World Series Championship Series against either Coastal Carolina or TCU. Arizona (47-22) has stared down five elimination games during the NCAA Tournament.
Zach Gibbons went 3 for 5 with a run and two RBI, and Cesar Salazar went 2 for 2 with three runs for the Wildcats, who led 4-2 entering the eighth inning. They scored a pair of runs in the eighth on a throwing error and an RBI single from Ryan Aguilar. Arizona added three more in the ninth.
Garrett Benge scored a pair of runs for the Cowboys (43-21), who lost their first game in the NCAA Tournament after starting 7-0.