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College World Series - Game 4
By Phil Stanton
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
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.