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NC State knocks out No. 1 Arkansas on Torres' homer in 9th

Freshman shortstop Jose Torres hit a solo home run in the top of the ninth to put the Wolfpack ahead
Credit: AP
North Carolina State players celebrate after beating Arkansas 3-2 to advance to the College World Series during an NCAA college baseball super regional game Sunday, June 13, 2021, in Fayetteville, Ark. (AP Photo/Michael Woods)

North Carolina State freshman shortstop Jose Torres hit a shot heard ‘round the college baseball world, homering off Arkansas’ likely Golden Spikes Award winner Kevin Kopps leading off the top of the ninth inning, as the Wolfpack stunned the top-seeded and top-ranked Razorbacks 3-2 to earn a berth in the College World Series. 

Torres’ blast came after Arkansas (50-13) knotted the score at 2 in the bottom of the seventh on a two-out solo homer by Cayden Wallace.