04 Jun

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Texas baseball heading to super-regional after 3-2 win over Indiana

Starter Blair Henley scattered six hits, struck out eight and walked just one while allowing two unearned runs to lead the Texas baseball team to a 3-2 victory over Indiana and a trip to the Super Regional (photo courtesy of texassports.com).

By Steve Habel, Senior Contributing Writer

AUSTIN, Texas — If you saw a familiarity in the dominant performance by the Texas baseball team this weekend, as it swept its three games in the NCAA Austin Regional, then you have likely been watching the Longhorns for a while.

In a return to yesteryear, way back in 2011 when Texas was one of the best programs in the nation, the Longhorns proved their mettle and showed their swagger, with the coup de grace coming with a 3-2 victory over a weary Indiana team Sunday in the regional championship game UFCU Disch-Falk Field.

Indiana earned its berth in the championship game with a 9-7 win earlier Sunday over Texas A&M in which the Hoosier scored all nine of their runs in the first inning and survived an Aggie comeback that ended with the tying runs on base in the bottom of the ninth.

With the win, the Longhorns (40-20) advance

Steve Habel is a senior contributing writer for Horns Illustrated. He has covered Texas sports since 1989 and was this magazine’s senior editor for 24 years. You can follow him on twitter @stevehabel .