ECU eliminated from College World Series contention in late-night matchup
Texas 11, ECU 1 (Texas wins series 2-1)
GREENVILLE, N.C. (AP) - Ivan Melendez hit a three-run home run, Skyler Messinger went 3-for-4 with two RBIs and Texas beat ECU 11-1 to win the best-of-three Greenville Super Regional and advance to the College World Series.
Texas (47-20) clinched the program’s 38th trip to Omaha, Nebraska, seeking its seventh national title and its first since 2005. Tristan Stevens (7-6) scattered five hits and three walks over six one-run innings with five strikeouts.
Travis Sthele and Jared Southard combined to allow just two baserunners - a pair of walks by Sthele - and struck out two over three innings of no-hit relief.
First pitch was delayed by nearly an hour due to lightning in the area and a second weather delay in the middle of the first stalled the game for almost 5 hours.
The Pirates add a 32nd notch to their NCAA tournament belts in a memorable and record-breaking season.
Their 20-game win streak to start the tournament is the longest in program history.
The 2022 Greenville Super Regional was a first for the city, and the games set multiple attendance records.
The Pirates wrap the season at 46-21 and regroup for 2023.
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