Texas sends Arizona St. packing in 9th inning

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OMAHA, Neb. (AP) -- The Texas Longhorns hit two solo home runs in the bottom of the ninth inning to come from behind and beat Arizona State 4-3 last night, eliminating the Sun Devils from the College World Series.

Connor Rowe sent a shot into the left-field seats, then sprinted around the bases with his helmet raised in his right hand as his celebrating teammates waited at home plate to greet him. Two batters earlier, Cameron Rupp homered over the wall in straightaway center field to tie the game.

Texas advances to the CWS best-of-three finals starting Monday against LSU.

It looked as if the Sun Devils (51-14) would force a rematch tomorrow for the Bracket 2 championship after they took a 3-2 lead in the top of the ninth on Zach Wilson's RBI triple. But Rupp tied it with a homer and Rowe hit the game winner.