AUSTIN, Texas – Texas used six pitchers and smart baserunning to beat Kent State 5-0 on Monday and win the NCAA Austin Regional.
The Longhorns (47-16) will host Arizona State in a three-game series in Austin beginning Friday.
Texas got its offense going in the bottom of the first when Tant Shepherd led off with a double and came around to score on a throwing error to give Texas a 1-0 lead. The Longhorns added runs in the third, sixth, seventh and eighth innings.
Kendal Carrillo (6-1) pitched 1 1-3 innings for the win after starter Sam Stafford, who threw 108 pitches Friday night in a win over Princeton, struck out five in 3 2-3 innings.
Ryan Mace (5-3) allowed three runs and six hits in 5 1-3 innings for the Golden Flashes (45-17).