By the numbers: Texas-Arizona State

June, 20, 2009
Here are a few notes off Texas' 4-3 win over Arizona State in their College World Series matchup (compiled by the NCAA).

• The last walk-off homer in a CWS game prior to Friday night was hit by Texas' Chance Wheeless against Baylor on June 22, 2005.

• It was the second last at-bat win in the 2009 CWS (both by Texas) and the 73rd all-time at the CWS.

• The Longhorns advance to the CWS championship series for the third time since the best-of-three championship series began in 2003. Texas has played for 11 national titles, winning six times, most recently in 2005, and finishing runner-up on five occasions.

• With Friday night's win, the Longhorns have won their past eight games at the CWS, dating back to their 2005 national championship, the longest active CWS win streak.

• Four of Texas' eight postseason wins have been last at-bat wins, including three walk-off wins.

• The Longhorns improved to 81-53 all-time at the CWS. Texas leads all programs in CWS wins (81) and games played (134).

• Texas is 11-0 when hitting two or more homers in a game this season.

• Augie Garrido collected his 37th CWS win Friday, moving past Arizona State's Jim Brock and Stanford's Mark Marquess for third place all-time. His .698 winning percentage now ranks fourth all-time.

• Texas now is 36-1 when holding foes to three runs or fewer and now leads the country in ERA heading into the CWS championship series (2.88 for Texas; 2.89 for Arizona State).

• Arizona State ended the season with 51 wins, the second largest total in the country. Texas can match ASU's total if the Longhorns win the national title.

• With Friday night's loss, Arizona State fell to 61-36 all-time in 21 CWS appearances. The Sun Devils are third all-time in wins (61) and games played (97).

• Arizona State's Kole Calhoun finished the 2009 CWS hitting .563 (9-for-16) with three homers and 11 RBIs. Calhoun leads all CWS players in homers (tied), RBIs, hits and total bases (20). Calhoun went 3-for-4 with an RBI against Texas and hit .459 (17-for-37) with three homers and 18 RBIs in the NCAA tournament.

• Mitchell Lambson finished the year with an Arizona State freshman record of 99 strikeouts, including five strikeouts Friday night. Lambson had not allowed two homers in a game in his first 31 appearances (spanning 81 innings) but allowed two homers in the ninth inning Friday.



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