The Longhorns came all the way back from down 7-2 to come out with a 9-8 win over East Carolina.
Home runs off the bat of Douglas Hodo and Skyler Messinger tied the ballgame in the bottom of the eighth, setting the stage for Texas outfielder Dylan Campbell’s heroics.
The sophomore ripped out the hearts of the purple and gold faithful with a go-ahead home run in the bottom of the eighth and a walk-off single in the ninth.
Campbell has been one of Texas’ best hitters down the stretch this season and came through when the Horns needed him most.
Texas and East Carolina will face off again tomorrow with a trip to Omaha on the line. Expect Texas to empty the tank from a bullpen perspective. David Pierce said in his postgame presser that every pitcher would be available if needed.
Here is how social media reacted to Texas’ miraculous comeback victory.