The Texas Longhorns took one step nearer to Omaha on Saturday following their 5-2 victory over Louisiana Tech. Using sturdy performances on the mound from Lucas Gordon and Tristan Stevens, plus some late clutch hitting, the Longhorns were able to outlast the Bulldogs and move on to the regional final on Sunday.
For those who love a very good pitcher’s duel then this was the sport for you, as each starters successfully shut down the opposing lineup. Texas began Lucas Gordon on the mound and he delivered yet one more high quality begin. Gordon was given an early 1-0 lead within the backside of the second off a Dylan Campbell solo residence run. He gave up his lone run within the fourth inning, as he threw 5 1/3 innings of one-run baseball earlier than being changed by Tristan Stevens out of the bullpen.
That home run was the only run the Longhorns scored until the seventh inning, which they entered tied 1-1. Nevertheless, the bats lastly got here to life within the seventh as Texas took the lead proper again on a pair of RBI singles from Ivan Melendez and Murphy Stehly, capped off by an RBI double from Skyler Messinger to make it 4-1 Longhorns.
The 2 groups traded a pair of runs within the eighth inning, as Louisiana Tech acquired an RBI groundout from Philip Matulia and Texas got a pinch-hit sac-fly from Mitchell Daly to make it 5-2 Texas going into the ninth. Stevens slammed the door shut on the Bulldogs within the ninth, recording a fast three up and three down, together with a game-ending strikeout of Adarius Myers to clinch the Texas victory and safe their spot within the regional closing.
The Longhorns now discover themselves within the regional closing and one recreation away from reaching an excellent regional. They are going to tackle the winner of a Sunday afternoon elimination recreation between Air Drive and Louisiana Tech, having two probabilities to advance ought to they want multiple.
Scroll to Proceed
You can discover Connor Zimmerlee on Twitter @Connorjz98
Need the newest in breaking information and insider info on the Longhorns? Sign up for the daily LonghornsCountry.com Newsletter Today!
Wish to take part on the dialogue? Click here to become a member of the Longhorns Country message board community today!