Texas wins Austin regional
Longhorns beat Kent St. 5-0 to advance to super regionals
AUSTIN, Texas -- Texas used five pitchers and smart baserunning to beat Kent State 5-0 on Monday and win the NCAA Austin Regional.
The Longhorns (47-16) will host Arizona State in a three-game series in Austin beginning Friday.
Texas got its offense going in the bottom of the first when Tant Shepherd led off with a double and came around to score on a throwing error to give Texas a 1-0 lead. The Longhorns added runs in the third, sixth, seventh and ninth innings.
Sam Stafford (7-2), whose threw 108 pitches Friday night in a victory against Princeton, struck out five in 3.2 innings for Texas. Corey Knebel, who pitched one inning and got the win against Texas State Sunday, earned his 18th save of the season.
Ryan Mace (5-3) allowed three runs and six hits in 5 1-3 innings for the Golden Flashes (45-17).