Texas headed to Omaha after 5-2 win

June, 8, 2009
AUSTIN, Texas -- Chance Ruffin nailed down the final two outs of the game to boost Texas to a 5-2 victory over TCU in the deciding game of the Austin Super Regional.

Ruffin, who earned his second save of the season, rescued Texas relief ace Austin Wood, who failed in a save situation in the ninth inning.

TCU bunched a one-out triple by Matt Vern and an RBI single from Bryan Holaday to pull within 5-2 with one out in the ninth. But Ruffin, who won the first game of the series Saturday night, coaxed Chris Ellington to pop out and got Jason Coats to strike out for the final out in the game.

The victory boosts the Longhorns (46-14-1) into the College World Series in Omaha for a record 33rd time and their first trip since winning the national championship in 2005.

TCU (40-18) saw its season end after its first super regional appearance in school history.

The Longhorns set the tone early with three runs in the first inning against losing pitcher Tyler Lockwood (4-2).

That offensive binge was enough for unflappable Texas freshman right-hander Taylor Jungmann (8-3), who scattered two hits in a strong six-inning start to claim the victory.

Check back later as I'll check in with both teams for their comments after the game.



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