Columbia fans rose to their feet when Lance Minson crushed a double into the gap, tying the score and capping off an improbable comeback in the sixth inning.
GAINESVILLE — Bases loaded with one out?
No problem for Mikah Gustavson.
Even after surrendering a run. Even in his first appearance since suffering a broken thumb in the fall.
Both teams have suffered similar starts.
Both have been sluggish. Both have struggled to hit.
Down 4-0 and staring down a 0-5 start to the season, Columbia’s dugout was angry.
“There was quiet chatter like, ‘What are we doing?’ And I finally heard that.”
With the potential tying run 90 feet from home, the Tigers seemed destined for their first win of the season when senior captain Sammy Walker stepped up to the plate.