Less than 24 hours after Kent State ace Andrew Chafin drew the ire of Longhorn nation by making a throat-slash gesture to the Texas pressbox at UFCU Dish-Falk Field, a gritty Texas team slit the throat of the best season in Kent State's history with a 5-0 win. Six pitchers combined to shutout the Golden Flashes, allowing only five hits and including gutsy performances from Sam Stafford, Cole Green, and Taylor Jungmann. Offensively, once again the Longhorns manufactured runs -- prompting the Kent State head coach to comment that he's never seen a baseball team that does so better.
By surviving three elimination games in the span of about a day, the Longhorns advance to the Super Regionals to face a familiar foe -- the Arizona State Sun Devils. The series will open on either Friday or Saturday at the Disch, with the schedule to be determined late this evening.
This is your celebration thread. And also a reminder -- don't mess with Texas.