Kennedy, Texas prime USF 4-3; 1 win from CWS berth

Eric Kennedy hit a two-out walk-off double and Texas beat South Florida 4-3 within the first recreation of the best-of-3 Austin Tremendous Regional

AUSTIN, Texas — Eric Kennedy hit a two-out walk-off double and Texas beat South Florida 4-3 on Saturday within the first recreation of the best-of-3 Austin Tremendous Regional.

The Longhorns can clinch a visit to the Faculty World Collection on Sunday with one other win over USF.

Ty Madden had 9 strikeouts and gave up three hits with 4 walks over 6 1/3 innings scoreless innings for No. 2 nationwide seed Texas (46-15). Witt (4-0), who relieved Madden and gave up two residence runs within the prime of the ninth as USF erased a 3-0 deficit, received the win.

After Douglas Hodo III struck out and Trey Faltine flied out to open the underside of the ninth, Silas Ardoin reached base on a fielding error and Kennedy hit the following pitch to warning observe in middle discipline to win it.

Brad Lord, who gave up two hits and an unearned run with three strikeouts over 1 2/3 innings, took the loss for South Florida (31-29), which performed the primary tremendous regional recreation in program historical past.

Daniel Cantu led off the ninth with a residence run to left middle to make it 3-1 earlier than Witt retired two in a row. Jarrett Eaton saved the Bulls alive with a double earlier than pinch-hitter Drew Brutcher, on a full rely, hit his first homer since March 16 and eighth of the season to tie it.

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