OMAHA, Neb .– No. 2 Texas Baseball scored a run in the ninth run and had the starting spots on the base, but came in 2-1 against No. 2 at the start of the Longhorns College World Series at TD Ameritrade Park on Sunday. 7 Mississippi State back.
Ty Madden was outstanding in his first CWS start, hitting 10 batter in seven innings. The only runs he allowed were a pair in the fourth inning. He ended his day with a strike ’em out, throw’ em out double play in the seventh inning.
Mississippi State scored its only runs in the fourth inning using a sacrificial fly and an RBI triple with two outs on the right field line to take a 2-0 lead.
Peter Hansen relieved Madden to start the eighth inning and pitched two shutout innings. He allowed only one hit and hit two thugs.
The Longhorns fought at the end of ninth place after being kept goalless for the first eight innings. Mike Antico started the ninth with a solo homer to get Texas on the board. With two outs, Ivan Melendez did an incredible 10 pitch walk to keep the game alive. Cam Williams then a single lined up to midfield to put runners on the corners, but a groundout would end the game.
Texas will play Tennessee in an elimination game on Tuesday at 1 p.m. at TD Ameritrade Park. The two teams have only met twice so far, with the Volunteers winning the Houston College Classic in Minute Maid Park in 2008 and 2012.