The Stanford Cardinal punched their ticket to the Men’s College World Series on Monday night, posting a memorable 7-6 victory over Texas in a game that ended in odd fashion.

With two outs in the bottom of the ninth, Texas outfielders Dylan Campbell and Eric Kennedy lost Drew Bowser’s high fly in the twilight sky. The ball dropped about 15 feet in front of Campbell, allowing Alberto Rios to score from second base, securing the Cardinal’s third straight bid to the championship tournament in Omaha, Nebraska.

Rios was nearly thrown out at second for the third out of the ninth after his long fly to left hit off the wall just moments before the game-winning hit.

A jubilant Stanford team then jumped over the dugout railing to celebrate with teammates, a congregation that eventually settled in the outfield, as the stunned Longhorns stood and sat in silence.

“Before you ask me a question, I’m going to ask you a question,” Stanford coach David Esquer said after the win. “Have you ever seen an ending like that? Because I haven’t.”

Stanford (44-18) will advance to play top-seeded Wake Forest on Saturday. Texas (42-22), meanwhile, saw its season end just shy of its third consecutive appearance in the MCWS.

Tennessee and Southern Mississippi played for the final MCWS spot later Monday, in a game that started four hours late because of rain and lightning before the Volunteers posted a 5-0 victory.