OMAHA, NE (AP) No. 9 batter Derek Campbell drove in two runs, closer Matt Flemer pitched scoreless ball after freshman Kyle Porter’s solid start and California beat Texas A&M 7-3 Tuesday at the College World Series.
The Bears (38-22) will play either Virginia or South Carolina on Thursday in another elimination game. The Aggies (47-22) went two games and out and are 2-10 in five all-time CWS appearances.
The Bears led 6-1 after scoring three runs in the fifth and three more in the sixth. Campbell, a .255 hitter who came in with five RBIs in 22 games, delivered RBI singles each inning.
Porter (6-0) allowed three runs in six innings. Flemer finished for his sixth save, giving up three singles and striking out five.
Michael Wacha (9-4) took the loss.
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