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Texas baseball forces game 3 in 2022 NCAA tournament nationwide

Sophomore Dylan Campbell (8) is bullied after saving Texas' season on Saturday with a go-ahead homer and the winner in the ninth inning of a 9-8 win over East Carolina in the Greenville Super Regional.  The series is 1:1.
  • Texas won for the first time in 19 games from a seventh-inning deficit.
  • Texas hit three home runs in the last three innings.
  • The horns are in the game despite below-par outings from pitchers Pete Hansen and Lucas Gordon.
  • Skyler Messinger’s three-run blast propelled it to seventh place.

They were down and almost out.

The stats reminded us that after seven innings Texas was trailing 0-18.

And boy were the Horns behind – 7-4 to be exact.

Then it happened.

My buddy Kirk Bohls calls it Texas Magic.

Replay: Texas extends baseball season with comeback and walkoff win

Seemingly doomed to die, the Longhorns ordered the undertaker to go hiking for at least one more day.

Douglas Hodo III’s double explosion in the seventh provided the needed oxygen. Skyler Messinger’s three-run tie an inning later had Longhorn Nation raging, then the two biggest hits of Dylan Campbell’s young life — a go-ahead solo shot in the eighth and the game winner from the right field wall in the ninth — brought him on to cult hero status in Saturday’s 9-8 thriller over East Carolina at the Greenville Super Regional.

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