Dallas Colleges: Austin Regional

Texas scores in bottom of 9th to stay alive

June, 5, 2011
AUSTIN, Texas -- Kevin Lusson hit an RBI single with the bases loaded in the bottom of the ninth inning, leading Texas to a 4-3 victory over Texas State in the Austin Regional on Sunday.

The Longhorns stayed alive in the double-elimination tournament and knocked out Texas State. Texas will face Kent State at 6:30 p.m. Sunday in a another do-or-die game.

The Longhorns would need to beat Kent State twice to advance to the Super Regionals. A second matchup would be Monday at 1 p.m. Kent State holds the edge because it beat Texas, 7-5, on Saturday.

With the score tied at 3, the Longhorns (45-16) loaded the bases with one out. Lusson, who had a two-run homer Saturday night in Texas' 7-5 loss to Kent State, bounced a single to right to score Tim Maitland to win it.

Corey Knebel (3-2) came on in relief of Cole Green in the ninth and allowed the tying run -- unearned -- on a sacrifice fly by Kyle Kubitza.

Jeff McVaney (1-3), who started the game in right field, pitched 2 1-3 innings of relief for Texas State (41-23) in the loss.

Rice gets past ULL to face Texas

June, 6, 2010
Rice took care of Louisiana-Lafayette, 9-1, in Sunday's first game at the Austin regional.

After a break, the Owls will return the field to face regional host Texas tonight. Rice would have to beat the Longhorns twice to advance.

Texas dominates Rider, 11-0

June, 4, 2010
The Longhorns shut out Rider 11-0 Friday in the Austin Regional and will take on third-seeded Louisiana-Fafayette at 6:30 p.m. Saturday.

OU wins in extras; Rice blanked

June, 4, 2010
In the Norman Regional: Oklahoma's Chris Ellison hit a walk-off single with the bases loaded to give Oklahoma a 7-6 win over fourth seeded Oral Roberts in 10 innings. Oklahoma starter Michael Rocha gave up five runs over five innings before giving way to relievers Jeremy Erben (3 2/3 innings) and Duke Ryan (1 1/3).

In the Austin Regional: No. 2 seed Rice was upset after Zach Osborne pitched a five-hit shutout to lead Louisiana-Lafayette to a 1-0 win. Rice will play the Texas/Rider loser in the first game Saturday.