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College World Series: Texas Longhorns Eliminated After Loss To Tar Heels

The trip to the 2011 College World Series was a quick one for the Texas Longhorns. The Longhorns were the first team eliminated in the College World Series after losing 3-0 to the North Carolina Tar Heels on Monday. 

Once again, the Longhorns simply couldn't hit - or reach base. Texas' offense only put together five hits on the day, including none from the second, third and fourth hitters in the lineup. The Longhorns only drew one walk as well.

North Carolina starter Kent Emanuel dominated the Longhorns' offense, pitching a complete game shutout. As aforementioned, Emanuel gave up only four hits and a walk while striking out five. Emanuel did rack up a rather high pitch count, needing 126 for the complete game, but it didn't seem to matter as he showed no signs of tiring late in the game.

Ben Bunting was North Carolina's offensive star on Monday, going 4-5 at the plate, including the coup de grâce in the ninth inning when Bunting hit a two out, run scoring double to give the Tar Heels a 3-0 lead.

Cole Green was hung with the loss for the Longhorns, lasting only two innings. Green gave up two runs on five hits and a walk before being pulled in favor of Hoby Milner.

The Tar Heels will now face the loser of tonight's game between Florida and Vanderbilt while the Longhorns will now become spectators. 

Photographs by jamesbrandon, jdtornow, phlezk, flygraphix, mcdlttx, tomasland, and literalbarrage used in background montage under Creative Commons. Thank you.