No. 1 national seed Texas was in trouble. The scoreless Longhorns trailed Arizona State by six runs after three innings. The Sun Devils also had their ace, All-American and Pac-10 Pitcher of the Year Mike Leake, on the bump.
Texas coach Augie Garrido gathered his team around him in the dugout in the top of the fourth inning for a quick pep talk.The Longhorns were all ears, especially Cameron Rupp. Rupp’s three-run homer ignited a six-run fourth inning and his solo blast in the seventh snapped a tie game and helped lead Texas past Arizona State 10-6 Tuesday night in the College World Series.