Follow along below with our live thoughts and analysis during tonight’s opening game for the Texas Longhorns at the 2009 College World Series. [tag]Cole Green[/tag] will get the start as the Horns take on [tag]Southern Miss[/tag] at 6pm on ESPN2 and we’ll be posting live on Twitter at twitter.com/40AcresSports. Follow along there to participate in the conversation. Hook ’em!

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Kevin Keyes' first inning homer set the stage for the Texas win. (Statesman.com)

Kevin Keyes' first inning homer set the stage for the Texas win. (Statesman.com)

The Texas Longhorns are headed back to Omaha for the 33rd time. The team topped [tag]TCU[/tag] 5-2 to win their Super Regional and advance to the [tag]College World Series[/tag]. The Longhorns won thanks to a complete performance in all facets of the game, getting great starting pitching, great defense, and great fundamental offense and power.

Freshman starter [tag]Taylor Jungmann[/tag] allowed only 2 hits over 6 innings to earn the win. The offense was led by [tag]Brandon Belt[/tag] and [tag]Kevin Keyes[/tag] who helped get the Horns off to a quick 3-run lead in the first inning. Keyes homered in the first and nearly had another one later when he double off the top of the rightfield wall.

Texas will open CWS play Sunday against [tag]Southern Miss[/tag] at 6pm on ESPN2. (more …)

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Kevin Keyes and the rest of the UT lineup could only produce 2 runs. (TexasSports.com)

Kevin Keyes and the rest of the UT lineup could only produce 2 runs. (TexasSports.com)

One day after giving Texas fans hope that the offense was hitting its stride at just the right time, the bats fell back to earth as the team fell to [tag]TCU[/tag] 3-2 Sunday afternoon. Starting pitcher [tag]Cole Green[/tag] spread 3 runs over 7.2 innings but the offense couldn’t back him up and fell short in a late comeback.

The middle of the TCU lineup featuring Matt Vern and Matt Carpenter once again powered the offense, hitting a home run each to drive in all 3 TCU runs. It’ll be interesting to see if Texas pitches around those two hitters during Monday’s game and forces someone else to beat them.

The two teams face off for the right to move on to Omaha Monday at 6pm on ESPN2. Freshman starter [tag]Taylor Jungmann[/tag] will be on the mound for the Longhorns.

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Posted May 31st, 2009 by Brian
Filed under: Baseball, World Series

The Texas baseball team provided us with two straight nights of heartstopping baseball and again on Sunday night they pulled out the victory. This time it only took 9 innings, but the Longhorns had to come back from 4 runs down in the bottom of the 9th inning to beat [tag]Army[/tag] and close out the Austin Regional.

Down 10-6 to start the half inning Texas rallied to tie it at 10 off a nearly gamewinning walk-off grand slam [tag]Brandon Loy[/tag]. A few batters later with the game still tied, [tag]Preston Clark[/tag] only need to put the ball in play to win but instead put the ball over the left field wall. Clark’s walk-off slam gave the Longhorns the 14-10 and ended the regional tournament with the hosts on top.

There are no dates or times available yet, but next up Texas will host the TCU Horned Frogs in Austin for the best-of-three Super Regional.

Check out our live game tweets from @40acressports below:

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Austin Woods threw 12+ hitless, scoreless innings in relief before leaving after finally giving up his first hit.

Austin Woods was dominant and durable in relief.

The game lasted over 7 hours and ended after 1 am, but in the end the Longhorns came out on top of [tag]Boston College[/tag] and have moved to 2-0 in their CWS Regional bracket. Next up for Texas will be a game tomorrow at 6pm against the winner of the BC/Army match-up. Texas will have two chances to win one game to advance on to the Super Regionals next weekend.

The heroes of the game on both sides were the relief pitchers. Until the winning run in the 25th inning, Texas had gone 23 straight scoreless innings and BC finished up with 18 scoreless in a row. For Texas, [tag]Austin Wood[/tag] came into the game in relief of [tag]Chance Ruffin[/tag] and proceeded to put on a historic pitching display. Wood threw 12+ innings of hitless, scoreless baseball before finally leaving 160+ pitches later in the 20th inning after giving up his first hit of the night. It was an incredible performance from both teams. (more …)

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