Texas evens College World Series finals

LSU right fielder Jared Mitchell can't reach a double by Texas' Cameron Rupp in the third inning of Game 2 of the NCAA College World Series best-of-three baseball finals Tuesday in Omaha, Neb.<BR><I>AP?photo</I>

OMAHA, Neb. - One night after his shortest outing of the season, Taylor Jungmann turned in his longest and best.

Now Texas and LSU have a showdown for the national title.

The Longhorns' freshman All-American limited LSU to five hits in his first complete game, and Russell Moldenhauer hit his record-tying fourth home run of the College World Series as Texas evened the best-of-three finals, 5-1 over LSU on Tuesday night.

"Saving it for the end, man," Jungmann said.

The top-seeded Longhorns (50-15-1) forced a winner-take-all game tonight for the championship.

"I'm sure Augie is going to empty the cupboard, we're going to empty the cupboard," said LSU coach Paul Mainieri, referring to Texas coach Augie Garrido. "Who could ask for a better script? One last game for the national championship. One team is the No. 1 seed, the other is No. 1 in most of the polls. Two historical teams. It'll be pretty hard to sleep tonight."

LSU (55-17), which had averaged 9.5 runs in its first four CWS games, had its 14-game winning streak end.

Jungmann (11-3), who entered Game 1 as a reliever and threw six pitches all for balls before getting pulled, came back to win his third game in Omaha.


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