Yadier Molina hit a tiebreaking sacrifice fly off former batterymate Sandy Alcantara to cap a three-run rally in the sixth inning that sent the St. Louis Cardinals over the Miami Marlins 4-2 on Tuesday night.
Celdon Manning was a workhorse for unranked Missouri State (4-4, 4-1 Missouri Valley Football Conference), catching six passes for 117 yards and a TD as well as rushing 12 times for 65 yards and three more scores.
The Missouri State Lady Bears are in their second consecutive NCAA Sweet 16 and play No. 1 overall seed Stanford on Sunday. They haven’t been past the Sweet 16 since that Final Four team led by Stiles two decades ago.
Arkansas (24-6) will face No. 15 seed Oral Roberts (18-10) in the South Region semifinals on Saturday with a chance to reach the Elite Eight for the first time since the 1995 team played for a national championship.