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Texas Baseball Head To Omaha, win NCAA Super Regionals over South Florida 12-4

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Texas Baseball beats USF in NCAA Super Regional 12-4 and go to College World Series for the 37th time . (photo by Jose Mendez / Horns Illustrated)

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AUSTIN, Texas - Texas Baseball defeats South Florida 12-4 in NCAA Super Regionals and are now headed to Omaha, NE for the College World Series. This is the 37th time Texas has gone to College World Series and more than any other team in NCAA history.

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South Florida scored first with two runs in the first inning. Texas then scored four in the second, two in the third, two in the fifth, three in the seventh, and one in the ninth on ten hits to win against South Florida 12-4.

Cam Williams put the game out-of-reach when he blasted a towering home run in the seventh that goes over the deepest part of the the field at 405' giving Texas a 11-4 lead.

Tristan Steven pitched five and two-thirds innings with three perfectly timed strikeouts. Cole Quintanilla relieved Stevens for two and one-third innings. Freshman Aaron Nixon, from Mcallen, Texas pitched the ninth and closed down USF with two strikeouts. Stevens gets the win and and is now 11-3 on the season. Here is the final out.

The Texas Longhorns fans made a big difference to the game. Disch-Falk field was backed with a record 7,267 fans. Several times in the game the fan noise appeared to rattle South Florida and may have even contributed to an error because South Florida players could not hear each other communicating on the field and did not catch a fly ball to the outfield.

Listen to the crowd...insane noise!

Texas Longhorns fans pack Disch-Falk Field (photo courtesy of Longhorns fan Kurt Bradley take during game)
photo courtesy of NCAA / texassports.com
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