Austin Super Regional: Arizona St. vs. Texas


  • Mark Payton runs the bases in the sixth inning. Payton had stolen second base and advanced to third on a throwing error. (Photo Credit: Ryan Edwards)

  • Tant Shepherd makes a play on a ball near first base. (Photo Credit: Ryan Edwards)

  • Tant Shepherd crosses home in the sixth inning after a Mark Payton single. The run tied the game 2-2. (Photo Credit: Ryan Edwards)

  • Hoby Milner throws a pitch during the eighth inning of Texas 4-2 win over Arizona State. Milner struck out two of the seven batters he faced. (Photo Credit: Ryan Edwards)

  • Senior Tant Shepherd prepares to make the catch on a put-out attempt at first base. Shepherd was 2-for-5 from the plate. (Photo Credit: Ryan Edwards)

  •  Mark Payton slides safely into third base. The freshman right fielder was 1-for-2 with one RBI. (Photo Credit: Ryan Edwards)

  • Junior designated hitter Kevin Lusson takes a swing. Lusson was 1-for-3 in the game. (Photo Credit: Ryan Edwards)

  • The Longhorns  celebrate after the final out of the game is secured. (Photo Credit: Ryan Edwards)

  • Junior second baseman Jordan Etier makes a play on a ball. Etier had three putouts. (Photo Credit: Ryan Edwards)

  • Freshman catcher Jacob Felts sings the Eyes of Texas after the 4-2 win. (Photo Credit: Ryan Edwards)

  • Freshman third baseman jogs off the field after successfully tagging out an Arizona State Zack MacPhee baserunner to end the second inning. (Photo Credit: Ryan Edwards)

  • Head coach Augie Garrido is all smiles after his team won its second super regional in two years. Garrido has guided the Longhorns to a 49-17 record this season. (Photo Credit: Ryan Edwards)

  • Hoby Milner winds up for a pitch. The sophomore left-hander didn't allow a hit in 2.1 innings of work. (Photo Credit: Ryan Edwards)

  • Texas pitchers Nathan Thornhill (right) and Corey Knebel embrace after Knebel clinched the final out of Texas’ 4-2 win over Arizona State in the Austin Super Regional. (Photo Credit: Ryan Edwards)

  • Mark Payton runs out a throw to first base. Payton scored two runs in the game. (Photo Credit: Ryan Edwards)

  • Sam Stafford walks back up the pitcher's mound after giving up a hit. The junior lasted four innings and gave up two runs and four hits. (Photo Credit: Ryan Edwards)

  • Texas pitcher Sam Stafford attempts a pick-off at first base. (Photo Credit: Ryan Edwards)

  • First base umpire Greg Street explains an official ruling to Arizona State coaches during the fourth inning. (Photo Credit: Ryan Edwards)

  • Senior center fielder Paul Montalbano hops back to first base during a pick-off attempt. Montalbano went 1-for-2 from the plate in Texas' 4-2 win. (Photo Credit: Ryan Edwards)

  • The Arizona State dugout greets pitcher Mitchell Lambson (40) after he pitched the Sun Devils out of a jams. (Photo Credit: Ryan Edwards)

  • Arizona State coach Tim Esmay is interviewed by ESPN sideline reporter Jenn Brown on Sunday. (Photo Credit: Ryan Edwards)