Texas Beats Arizona State To Reach CWS

AUSTIN (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 1-3 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.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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