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Saturday, June 11, 2011
Texas stays alive against Arizona State
By ESPN.com news services
AUSTIN, Texas -- Jordan Etier hit a three-run homer in the top of the ninth and Texas beat Arizona State 5-1 to tie the super regional at a game apiece Saturday night.
The Longhorns and Sun Devils, two of the most storied programs in college baseball, will play for a spot in the College World Series on Sunday night.
Etier had a key error in Texas' 3-1 loss Friday night.
The Longhorns (48-17) were up 2-0 in the bottom of the sixth, when the Sun Devils (43-17) used two singles and a sacrifice fly to cut Texas' lead in half.
Cole Green (8-3) allowed one run on six hits in five innings for Texas. Corey Knebel, who was recently named National Freshman Pitcher of the year, got his 18th save of the season.
Kramer Champlin (9-4) allowed two runs on five hits in 6 1-3 innings for Arizona State.