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Longhorns Survive Late Baylor Rally To Stay In Winners Bracket

For the second consecutive game Baylor mounted a late rally but unlike their upset of top-seeded TCU on Wednesday they fell just shy of victory and now find themselves fighting to stay alive in the loser's bracket.

The Longhorns plated two runs in the second and another in the sixth to build a 3-0 lead over a Baylor team that was struggling to produce runs. Tres Barrera led off the second with a double to right center field and then advanced to third on a wild pitch. He came home on a Collin Shaw sacrifice bunt for the first run of the game. Zane Gurwitz scored later in the inning to help Texas carry a 2-0 lead into the sixth when Shaw would score to make it 3-0.

Baylor's rally started with a one-out walk by Duncan Wendel who was advanced by a single from Kameron Esthay. Mitch Price approached the plate as Baylor's third batter of the inning and sent the ball over the wall down the right field line to tie the score at 3-3.

Barrera delivered again in the bottom of the ninth with a walk-off single to left that scored Bret Boswell for the game winner. The two-out shot scored the Longhorns a day off on Friday as they wait to see who advances through the elimination stage on Friday.