Ivan Melendez singled in the go-ahead run and Zach Zubia broke the game open with a three-run double in the ninth inning as Texas knocked Virginia out of the College World Series with a 6-2 victory.
The No. 2 national seed Longhorns won their second elimination game to reach the Bracket 2 final.
They’ll play Mississippi State needing to win Friday night and again Saturday to advance to the best-of-three finals. The loss ended an impressive postseason run for the Cavaliers.
They made the NCAA Tournament as a No. 3 regional seed and were playing their seventh elimination game.
In the first game of the day NC State will take on Vanderbilt.