UTSA baseball upsets No. 2 Stanford: the final inning

UTSA beat No. 2-ranked Stanford 6-5 in 10 innings on Monday at Roadrunner Field for a landmark victory in the school’s 40-year history of college sports.

UTSA led 5-2 after four innings before Stanford came back to tie it 5-5 with a run in the fifth and a two-run homer from Carter Graham in the eighth.

John Chomko pitching in the last inning in UTSA's 6-5, 10-inning victory over No. 2 Stanford on Monday, Feb. 28, 2022 at Roadrunner Field. - photo by Joe Alexander
John Chomko pitching in the last inning in UTSA’s 6-5, 10-inning victory over No. 2 Stanford on Monday, Feb. 28, 2022 at Roadrunner Field.
The Roadrunner’s John Chomko pitched the ninth and 10th innings to get the win. Chomko struck out the first two Stanford batters in the top of the 10th and got Carter to line out to retire the Cardinal.

That put UTSA in a position to end it with a run in the bottom of the 10th. Shane Sirdashney led off with a ground ball that Stanford turned into a throwing error that went into the Cardinal dugout. That put Sirdashney at second base with no outs and the Roadrunners were in business.

Shane Sirdashney standing on second base after leading off in the last inning in UTSA's 6-5, 10-inning victory over No. 2 Stanford on Monday, Feb. 28, 2022 at Roadrunner Field. - photo by Joe Alexander
Shane Sirdashney standing on second base after leading off in the last inning in UTSA’s 6-5, 10-inning victory over No. 2 Stanford on Monday, Feb. 28, 2022 at Roadrunner Field.
Kody Darcy was the second batter and put down a bunt. The Cardinal tried to get the lead runner but Sirdashney beat the throw to third, putting runners on the corners and still no outs.

Kody Darcy puts down a bunt in the last inning in UTSA's 6-5, 10-inning victory over No. 2 Stanford on Monday, Feb. 28, 2022 at Roadrunner Field. - photo by Joe Alexander
Kody Darcy puts down a bunt in the last inning in UTSA’s 6-5, 10-inning victory over No. 2 Stanford on Monday, Feb. 28, 2022 at Roadrunner Field.

Shane Shardashney advances safely from second to third on a bunt in the last inning in UTSA's 6-5, 10-inning victory over No. 2 Stanford on Monday, Feb. 28, 2022 at Roadrunner Field. - photo by Joe Alexander
Shane Shardashney advances safely from second to third on a bunt in the last inning in UTSA’s 6-5, 10-inning victory over No. 2 Stanford on Monday, Feb. 28, 2022 at Roadrunner Field.

UTSA head coach/third base coach Pat Hallmark talks to Shane Shardashney at third base in the last inning in UTSA's 6-5, 10-inning victory over No. 2 Stanford on Monday, Feb. 28, 2022 at Roadrunner Field. - photo by Joe Alexander
UTSA head coach/third base coach Pat Hallmark talks to Shane Shardashney at third base in the last inning in UTSA’s 6-5, 10-inning victory over No. 2 Stanford on Monday, Feb. 28, 2022 at Roadrunner Field.
That brought leadoff batter Leyton Barry to the plate. Barry was still looking for his first hit of the afternoon.

Leyton Barry comes to bat with runners on first and third and no outs in the last inning in UTSA's 6-5, 10-inning victory over No. 2 Stanford on Monday, Feb. 28, 2022 at Roadrunner Field. - photo by Joe Alexander
Leyton Barry comes to bat with runners on first and third and no outs in the last inning in UTSA’s 6-5, 10-inning victory over No. 2 Stanford on Monday, Feb. 28, 2022 at Roadrunner Field.
He got it when it counted the most, lashing a line drive to left-center to score Sirdashney and set off a celebration.

Leyton Barry hits the ball into the outfield in the last inning in UTSA's 6-5, 10-inning victory over No. 2 Stanford on Monday, Feb. 28, 2022 at Roadrunner Field. - photo by Joe Alexander
Leyton Barry hits the ball into the outfield in the last inning in UTSA’s 6-5, 10-inning victory over No. 2 Stanford on Monday, Feb. 28, 2022 at Roadrunner Field.

Leyton Barry sees his line drive fall in for a hit and Shane Sirdashney score from third in the last inning in UTSA's 6-5, 10-inning victory over No. 2 Stanford on Monday, Feb. 28, 2022 at Roadrunner Field. - photo by Joe Alexander
Leyton Barry sees his line drive fall in for a hit and Shane Sirdashney score from third in the last inning in UTSA’s 6-5, 10-inning victory over No. 2 Stanford on Monday, Feb. 28, 2022 at Roadrunner Field.

The Roadrunners celebrate after Shane Sirdashney scores the game-winning run on Leyton Barry's walkoff hit in UTSA's 6-5, 10-inning victory over No. 2 Stanford on Monday, Feb. 28, 2022 at Roadrunner Field. - photo by Joe Alexander
The Roadrunners celebrate after Shane Sirdashney scores the game-winning run on Leyton Barry’s walkoff hit in UTSA’s 6-5, 10-inning victory over No. 2 Stanford on Monday, Feb. 28, 2022 at Roadrunner Field.

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