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NCAA Baseball 2012: Ninth Inning Rally Saves Texas From Sweep In A&M Series

The Longhorns waited as long as they could, but finally put together two runs in the bottom of the ninth to win 2-1 on Sunday and avoid the sweep at the hands of No. 9 Texas A&M.

Erich Weiss and Jonathan Walsh hit back-to-back singles to open the ninth, Alex Silver bunted them over, Jacob Felts knocked in Weiss, then Walsh came home on a Jordan Etier grounder and slid in safe in a bang-bang play for the win.

Texas A&M starter Rafael Pineda stifled the Texas bats through 7.2 innings, striking out six and allowing only five baserunners. Texas starter Dillon Peters and closer Corey Knebel combined on a six-hit, one-run performance and struck out 11 Aggies.

The win kept Texas one game ahead of Texas A&M in the Big 12 standings. The Longhorns play Prairie View A&M Tuesday at 6 p.m. at UFCU Disch-Falk Field in Austin.

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