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3:00 PM ET
June 7, 2009

TCU forces deciding game against Texas

Updated: June 8, 2009, 1:03 AM ET

AUSTIN, Texas -- Matt Vern and Matt Carpenter each hit home runs and TCU edged top national seed Texas 3-2 on Sunday to force a deciding third game in the super regional.

Griffin: Major Inspiration

TCU played like it had nothing to lose facing elimination against Texas and it paid off as the Horned Frogs forced a decisive Game 3, Tim Griffin writes. Story

Vern hit a two-run shot in the fourth inning off Texas starter Cole Green to give the Horned Frogs (40-17) a quick lead. Carpenter made it 3-0 with his solo homer off Green (5-3) in the sixth.

The teams meet again Monday night, with the winner advancing to the College World Series.

Texas (45-14-1) got within a run on Preston Clark's RBI single in the seventh and Brandon Belt's run-scoring single in the eighth.

Paul Gerrish (7-2) allowed two runs and five hits in seven innings for the Horned Frogs.

Copyright 2009 by The Associated Press