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Texas Uses Early Runs to Punch
Ticket to Omaha
In Austin, Texas, the Longhorns built an early
5-0 lead and made it stand up as Texas held off TCU 5-3 to win
the Austin Super Regional and advance to the College World
Series for the 33rd time.
The No. 1 national seed, Texas will face Southern
Miss in its opening game in Omaha on Sunday.
The Longhorns (46-14-1) put up three in the
bottom of the first. Michael Torres had a leadoff single and was
sacrificed to second. Brandon Belt smacked a triple to center to
plate Torres with the game’s first run. Russell Moldenhauer
grounded out to second to drive in Belt. Kevin Keyes blasted a
homer to left, his seventh, to give UT a 3-0 advantage.
Keyes started the fourth with a double to right.
With two outs and Keyes on third after a passed ball, Cameron
Rupp doubled to bring in Keyes. Rupp would touch home on a base
hit by Connor Rowe to give Texas a 5-0 lead.
Taylor Jungmann (8-3) tossed six scoreless
innings for the Longhorns with two hits, one walk and five
strikeouts. Chance Ruffin, the Game 1 winner, got the final two
outs for his second save.
TCU (40-18) finally broke through in the eighth.
With two outs, Hunt Woodruff doubled, moved to third on a base
hit by Rivera and scored on a single by Corey Steglich.
The Horned Frogs added one in the ninth as Matt
Vern had a one-out triple and scored on a base hit by Bryan