Texas beats Arizona State to reach CWSPosted: Updated:
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) -- Mark Payton had a two-out RBI single to give Texas the lead in the bottom of the sixth, then scored on Brandon Loy's double to help the Longhorns beat Arizona State 4-2 on Sunday to win the Austin Super Regional and advance to their record 34th College World Series.
Riccio Torrez hit a two-run homer for Arizona State (43-18) in the top of the first, but Texas (49-17) pulled within one in the bottom of the inning on Erich Weiss' RBI groundout.
The Longhorns tied it in the fifth when Loy singled and scored on a balk.
Hoby Milner (7-4) pitched 2-and-a-third innings for the victory, and Corey Knebel worked the ninth for his 19th save of the season. Mitchell Lambson (7-4) pitched five innings of relief for Arizona State.
Arizona State won the opener 3-1, and Texas tied it Saturday with a 5-1 victory.