June 14, 2009

Game 4 Recap

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By Phil Stanton

CollegeBaseballInsider.com Co-Founder

With its two runs in the bottom of the first, Texas has outscored its opponents 48-11 in the initial frame. The Longhorns are 39-4 when scoring first.


In each of the first four games of the College World Series, the team which has scored first has won.


With a crowd of 24,142, the average after four games is 24,217, on pace to break the CWS record of 23,952 set in 2005. It was the largest crowd to ever witness a Southern Miss baseball game.


Texas is making its 33rd trip to the College World Series and leads all programs with 79 wins and 132 games played. Head coach Augie Garrido is 79-53 (.686) in the CWS, the fifth-best win percentage. His win total is one short of third place, shared by Jim Brock of Arizona State and Mark Marquess of Stanford.


Russell Moldenhauer was batting .234 with four doubles as his only extra-base hits. He had a double and a homer in hitting cleanup for the Longhorns, his second multi-hit game of the season.


“Russell Moldenhauer had the best night of his season,” Garrido said, “a dramatic home run to make the score 3-2, a big-time double to set up some runs. Championships are decided by the unexpected.”


Including Southern Miss, this marks the fifth straight year that a team from Conference USA has reached Omaha. Tulane advanced in 2005 and Rice made it 2006-08.


All-American shortstop Brian Dozier of Southern Miss pinch-hit in the eighth, his first appearance since breaking his clavicle on April 14.


Dozier reached on catcher’s interference, the first at the College World Series since May 30, 1981, when Greg Schulte of Michigan was awarded first on interference by Terry Low of Mississippi State.


With Michael Ewing’s dinger, Southern Miss leads the field with 16 home runs in the NCAA Tournament.


The Golden Eagles turned their 81st double play, the top mark in the nation.