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Cats fall to Sam Houston State

LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) - Robie Rojas hit a tiebreaking three-run homer in the sixth inning, leading Sam Houston State to a 5-4 victory against Arizona in the first round of the Houston Regional on Friday night.
    
Rojas' two-out drive broke a 1-1 tie and helped send the Bearkats (41-20) into the winners bracket to face top-seeded host Texas Tech on Saturday night. The Wildcats (37-20) will play Delaware in an elimination game.
    
Reliever Riley Cooper (2-3) got the win despite allowing five hits and three runs in 2 1/3 innings. Nick Mikolajchak struck out three in 1 1/3 innings for his 11th save.
    
Arizona starter JC Cloney (7-2) allowed 10 hits and five runs - four earned - in seven innings.
    
Rojas had two hits along with Bryce Johnson, Clayton Harp, Hunter Hearn and Taylor Beene.
    
Alfonso Rivas had three hits and an RBI for the Wildcats.

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