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story.lead_photo.caption Texas infielder Kody Clemens (2) celebrates with head coach David Pierce (22) and teammates following their win over Tennessee Tech in an NCAA college super regional baseball game, Monday, June 11, 2018, in Austin, Texas. Texas won 5-2.

Home runs power Texas Tech victory

LUBBOCK, Texas — Gabe Holt, Michael Davis and Brian Klein hit home runs to lead Texas Tech to a 6-2 victory over Duke on Monday, putting the Red Raiders in the College World Series for the third time in five seasons. Texas Tech (44-18) went ahead to stay when Davis hit a two-run home run in the fourth to break a 1-1 tie.

College World Series at a glance

WHEN Saturday through June 27

WHERE TD Ameritrade Park, Omaha, Neb.

FORMAT Two double-elimination brackets



OPENING GAMES (All times Central) Saturday Oregon State vs. North Carolina, 2 p.m.; Washington vs. Mississippi State, 7 p.m. Sunday Arkansas vs. Texas, 1 p.m.; Texas Tech vs. Florida, 6 p.m.

Clemens helps Texas get back to CWS

AUSTIN, Texas — Kody Clemens and DJ Petrinsky hit home runs, Matteo Bocchi was effective in a rare appearance as a starting pitcher, and Texas defeated Tennessee Tech 5-2 on Monday for a spot in the College World Series.

Texas (42-21), under second-year Coach David Pierce, returns to the CWS for the first time since 2014.

Langworthy’s HR lifts Florida in 11th

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Austin Langworthy’s home run off Steven Williams’ glove in the 11th inning gave overall top seed Florida a 3-2 victory against Auburn, sending the defending national champion Gators to the College World Series for the fourth consecutive year.

Langworthy lined a fastball off freshman All-American closer Cody Greenhill (6-3) to the wall. Williams had a bead on it, but it bounced off his glove and over the fence.

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