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Virginia sac fly in 15th produces a 2-1 win over TCU in game matching longest in CWS history

  • TCU first baseman Kevin Cron, left, tags out Virginia's Kenny Towns who was caught in a run down between third base and home plate in the eighth inning of an NCAA baseball College World Series game in Omaha, Neb., Tuesday, June 17, 2014. (AP Photo/Ted Kirk)

    TCU first baseman Kevin Cron, left, tags out Virginia's Kenny Towns who was caught in a run down between third base and home plate in the eighth inning of an NCAA baseball College World Series game in Omaha, Neb., Tuesday, June 17, 2014. (AP Photo/Ted Kirk)  (The Associated Press)

  • Virginia's Branden Cogswell scores against TCU on a throwing error in the first inning of an NCAA baseball College World Series game in Omaha, Neb., Tuesday, June 17, 2014. (AP Photo/Nati Harnik)

    Virginia's Branden Cogswell scores against TCU on a throwing error in the first inning of an NCAA baseball College World Series game in Omaha, Neb., Tuesday, June 17, 2014. (AP Photo/Nati Harnik)  (The Associated Press)

  • TCU's Garrett Crain, right, crosses home plate with Virginia catcher Nate Irving (18) looking on, left, on a single by TCUs Dylan Fitzgerald,  in the second inning of an NCAA baseball College World Series game in Omaha, Neb., Tuesday, June 17, 2014. (AP Photo/Ted Kirk)

    TCU's Garrett Crain, right, crosses home plate with Virginia catcher Nate Irving (18) looking on, left, on a single by TCUs Dylan Fitzgerald, in the second inning of an NCAA baseball College World Series game in Omaha, Neb., Tuesday, June 17, 2014. (AP Photo/Ted Kirk)  (The Associated Press)

Daniel Pinero's sacrifice fly scored Thomas Woodruff in the bottom of the 15th inning to give Virginia a 3-2 victory Tuesday night in a game that matched the longest in the College World Series' 66-year history.

Pinero fouled off two squeeze-bunt attempts against Trey Teakell before he lofted a fly to center. Cody Jones' throw toward home never had a chance. The Cavaliers' bench and bullpen emptied, with everybody mobbing Pinero near second base.

Virginia (51-14), which had a walk-off win against Mississippi on Sunday in nine innings, plays Friday in its bracket final. TCU (48-17) plays Ole Miss in an elimination game Thursday.

Artie Lewicki (8-1) got the win and Teakell (6-1) took the loss.

It was the longest game, as measured by innings, since Southern California beat Florida State 2-1 in 15 in the 1970 national championship game.