The Tennessee Tech Golden Eagles moved to within one victory of the College World Series Saturday, rallying from two early deficits to beat Texas 5-4 in Game 1 of the Austin Super Regional.
Game 2 in the best-of-three series is set for Sunday at 2 p.m. A third game, if necessary, would be played Monday at noon.
Texas led 1-0 and 3-2 against Tennessee Tech but couldn’t hold on in front of a rowdy home crowd at Disch-Falk Field.
Chase Chambers pounded a two-run double to the wall to highlight a three-run fifth for the Golden Eagles. David Garza’s RBI double to right capped the rally and made it 5-3.
In the seventh inning, Texas’ Jake McKenzie doubled, took third on a wild pitch and scored on David Hamilton’s sacrifice fly.
Tennessee Tech reliever Ethan Roberts got out of the jam and shut out Texas the rest of the way.
The Golden Eagles, in the Super Regional round for the first time, are looking for their first trip to the CWS.
The Longhorns will need to win two straight for their 36th appearance.