Redshirt-freshman All-American left-hander Pete Hansen (photo courtesy of

No. 2 Texas starts Pete Hansen against Virginia in College World Series elimination game

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Redshirt freshman Pete Hansen starts in the Longhorns' elimination game against Virginia for chance to continue in College World Series (photo courtesy of

OMAHA, Nebraska — Texas puts redshirt-freshman All-America left-hander Pet Hansen on the mound to start the elimination game against Virginia. It has been fours days since Hansen pitched when Texas fell to Mississippi State 2-1.

Hansen starts the game with 85-1/3 innings pitched, 74 strikeouts, a career high of 13 against Fairfield in the NCAA Austin Regionals, and an 1.79 earned run average.

Tonight's game means one team goes home while the other team will have to face Mississippi State again and beat them twice to reach the finals of the College World Series.

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