Make us your home page
Instagram

Get the quickest, smartest news, analysis and photos from the Bucs game emailed to you shortly after the final whistle.

(View our Privacy Policy)

Texas, 75-year-old Garrido return to World Series

AUSTIN, Texas — C.J Hinojosa drove in two and Parker French pitched six scoreless innings as Texas beat Houston 4-0 Saturday to sweep its NCAA Super Region and advance to the World Series.

Texas (43-19) is headed to Omaha for the 35th time, more than any school, after missing the NCAA tournament the previous two years. Its last trip to the CWS was 2011.

The Longhorns face the winner of the best-of-three Super Region between Oklahoma State and UC-Irvine, which the Anteaters lead 1-0. The World Series starts Saturday.

Texas coach Augie Garrido figured he had enough talent to restore the program but wasn't sure they would reach the CWS.

"I knew we could," Garrido said. "But I didn't know that we would be able to make the sacrifices that it takes to be selfless and to really commit their heart and their soul."

Texas has won the CWS six times, including twice under Garrido — most recently in 2005. The 75-year-old Garrido has won 1,917 games, more than any collegiate baseball coach, in 46 seasons, the last 18 at Texas.

L'ville 7, Kennesaw St. 4: Nick Solak's two-run homer in the fifth lifted the host Cardinals into their second straight World Series and third in school history. All their appearances have come under coach Dan McDonnell, who was hired in 2007.

Stanford 5, Vandy 4: Wayne Taylor hit a walkoff home run in the bottom of the ninth as the visiting Cardinal forced a deciding third game today.

Texas Tech 1, Charleston 0: Cris Sadberry struck out a career-high eight for the host Red Raiders in their opener.

Maryland 5, Virginia 4: Jake Stinnett pitched six solid innings and Brandon Lowe had two RBIs in the opener for the visiting Terrapins, trying to advance to their first Series.

TCU 3, Pepperdine 2: Derek Odell had a two-run single and Brandon Finnegan took a shutout into the seventh as the host Horned Frogs won their opener.

Texas, 75-year-old Garrido return to World Series 06/07/14 [Last modified: Saturday, June 7, 2014 11:04pm]
Photo reprints | Article reprints

© 2017 Tampa Bay Times

    

Join the discussion: Click to view comments, add yours

Loading...
  1. Rowdies settle for draw at home

    Soccer

    ST. PETERSBURG — The good news for the Rowdies is that they still haven't lost a game at Al Lang Stadium since late April. The bad news is they had to settle for a 1-1 tie against Ottawa on Saturday night in front of 6,710 sweaty fans.

  2. Bats come to life, but Rays' freefall continues (w/video)

    The Heater

    ST. PETERSBURG —The six runs seemed like a ton, just the second time the Rays had scored that many in a game during their numbing two-plus-weeks stretch of offensive impotency, and amazingly, the first time at the Trop in nearly two months.

    Lucas Duda connects for a two-run home run in the sixth, getting the Rays within 7-5. A Logan Morrison home run in the ninth made it 7-6, but Tampa Bay couldn’t complete the comeback.
  3. Rays journal: Cesar Puello, who has one major-league game, claimed off waivers

    The Heater

    ST. PETERSBURG — Looking to add punch to their right-handed lineup, the Rays claimed OF Cesar Puello off waivers Saturday from the Angels.

  4. Marc Topkin's takeaways from Saturday's Rays-Mariners game

    The Heater

    SS Adeiny Hechavarria doesn't always look like he's going hard, but he showed impressive reactions Saturday in reversing field to catch a ball that clanked off the catwalk then firing to second to double up Guillermo Heredia on an attempt to tag up.