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Hinojosa homers, Hollingsworth brilliant as Texas stays alive with win over UC-Irvine

French, Hollingsworth combine for two-hit shutout. (Image Credit: University of Texas Athletics)

By Christian Corona

With the season on the line, Texas once again turned to Chad Hollingsworth.

And, once again, the sophomore right-hander was masterful. Hollingsworth held UC-Irvine to four hits over 8 1/3 shutout innings, striking out five without issuing a walk in the Longhorns’ season-extending 1-0 win over the Anteaters on Wednesday night.

Texas will take on Vanderbilt this Friday at 2 p.m., needing to beat the Commodores twice in as many days to advance to the College World Series championship.

Longhorns shortstop C.J Hinojosa delivered the