OMAHA, Neb. – Nathan Thornhill and John Curtiss pitched Texas’ second straight shutout at the College World Series, and the Longhorns forced a second bracket final against Vanderbilt with a 4-0 victory Friday.
The Longhorns (46-20) and Commodores (48-20) will meet again Saturday, with the winner advancing to the best-of-three finals.
Texas scored twice in each of the first two innings to lead 4-0, with a couple of the runs crossing the plate as a result of quirky plays.
For the second straight game, Texas pitchers didn’t allow a runner past second base. The Longhorns have held opponents scoreless 19 straight innings and have given up four runs in their four games in Omaha.
Virginia-Mississippi suspended: After a 93-minute delay due to rain and lightning, the game between the Cavaliers and Rebels was suspended in a scoreless tie in the top of the second inning.
The game will resume Saturday at 2 p.m. If the Cavs win, they advance to the finals; a Mississippi win means a winner-take-all game Sunday.