Taylor Jungmann, a freshman from Georgetown, shut down the LSU Tigers tonight to keep Texas’ hopes for a College World Series championship alive.
The Longhorns’ 5-1 victory sends the best-of-three championship series to a decisive Game 3 at 6 p.m. Wednesday.
To get there, the Longhorns needed some timely hitting, which Brandon Belt delivered with a run-scoring single in the first inning and Preston Clark brought with a solo home run in the second and an RBI single in the fourth. That fourth inning also saw Texas’ Russell Moldenhauer hit his CWS-record-tying fourth home run and Cameron Rowe add an RBI double. When that inning ended, Texas led 5-1.
That was all the young Jungmann needed. LSU’s only run came in the second and was unearned, resulting from a Longhorn error. After that, the Tigers’ scoring opportunities were few as Jungmann registered nine strikeouts and gave up just five hits and two walks.
His complete-game performance gave new life to the Longhorns’ bullpen for Wednesday night. Cole Green figures to get the start for Texas in the title game