AUSTIN, Texas (AP)—Matt Vern and Matt Carpenter each hit home runs and TCU edged top national seed Texas 3-2 on Sunday to force a deciding third game in the super regional.
Vern hit a two-run shot in the fourth inning off Texas starter Cole Green to give the Horned Frogs (40-17) a quick lead. Carpenter made it 3-0 with his solo homer off Green (5-3) in the sixth.
The teams meet again Monday night, with the winner advancing to the College World Series.
Texas (45-14-1) got within a run on Preston Clark’s RBI single in the seventh and Brandon Belt’s run-scoring single in the eighth.
Paul Gerrish (7-2) allowed two runs and five hits in seven innings for the Horned Frogs.