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Longhorns shut down Commodores

Weather postpones Cavaliers-Rebels

Published: Saturday, June 21, 2014 12:13 a.m. CST

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.

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