Two singles and an error helped the host Visalia Rawhide score the winning run in the ninth inning of a 6-5 victory over the San Jose Giants on Tuesday night, tying the California League North Division playoff series 2-2.
The decisive game in the best-of-five series will be at 7:05 p.m. Wednesday at Municipal Stadium.
The Giants appeared on their way to clinching the series Tuesday as they took a 5-1 lead in the fourth inning. Ricky Oropesa hit a three-run homer in the second inning, and Elliott Blair had an RBI double and later scored on Matt Duffy's sacrifice fly in the fourth.
Visalia rallied in the bottom of the inning on a three-run homer by Sean Jamieson and a solo shot by Evan Marzilli.
The Spartans finished fifth in the team standings, 20 shots behind first-place Washington State. Santa Clara tied for sixth with Chico State, one shot behind SJSU in the 12-team field.
The Stanford women's basketball schedule includes at least 22 games to be televised, the school announced.
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