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Memories of Arizona State

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Before we start looking at the 2011 Longhorns vs. 2011 Sun Devils, it's worth flashing back to the last time the two clubs met in 2009. This Arizona State team is an entirely different animal, but it's still fun to reminisce.

In the first game, Texas took on ASU ace Mike Leake. The Sun Devils staked Leake to a 6-0 lead but a Cameron Rupp homer cut the lead in half and the miracle comeback was on. The Horns would score 10 unanswered runs and got a dominating 5.2 innings of relief from freshman Taylor Jungmann for a 10-6 win.

The two teams met again three nights later and it was Leake again on the mound against Cole Green. The score was tied at two when ASU got a run off of closer Austin Wood in the top of the 9th. Brandon Loy struck out to start the Texas half of the 9th. Cameron Rupp worked a 3-1 count. A prodigious clout followed and the game was tied. Two batters later, the Connor Rowe knocked the first pitch he saw over the left field wall and the Horns were off to face LSU.

Check out the entire 9th inning here: