Longhorns beat Texas St., advance to regional championship round

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by Associated Press

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Posted on June 5, 2011 at 4:49 PM

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) -- Kevin Lusson hit an RBI single with the bases loaded in the bottom of the ninth inning, leading Texas to a 4-3 victory over Texas State in the Austin Regional on Sunday.

With the score tied at 3, the Longhorns (45-16) loaded the bases with one out. Lusson, who had a two-run homer Saturday night in Texas' 7-5 loss to Kent State, bounced a single to right to score Tim Maitland to win it.

Corey Knebel (3-2) came on in relief of Cole Green in the ninth and allowed the tying run -- unearned -- on a sacrifice fly by Kyle Kubitza.

Jeff McVaney (1-3), who started the game in right field, pitched 2 1-3 innings of relief for Texas State (41-23) in the loss.

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