Jun 24, 2013; Omaha, NE, USA; Detail view of the logo with batting helmets for the Mississippi State Bulldogs and the UCLA Bruins before game 1 of the College World Series finals at TD Ameritrade Park. Mandatory Credit: Derick E. Hingle-USA TODAY Sports

College World Series 2014 bracket: UC-Irvine, Louisville and Texas punch tickets to Omaha

The landscape of the College World Series is beginning to take shape as we’re finding out who will be in Omaha to vie for the national championship. Saturday’s Super Regionals action made the picture that much clearer as the Texas Longhorns, Louisville Cardinals and UC-Irvine Anteaters all punched their tickets.

Texas defeated the Houston Cougars 4-0 on Saturday to complete the sweep in their best-of-three series and will make their first appearance in Omaha since the 2011 season.

C.J Hinojosa drove in two runs and Parker French pitched six scoreless innings as Texas beat Houston 4-0 on Saturday to win an NCAA Super Regional and advance to the College World Series.

Texas (43-19) is headed to Omaha for the 35th time, more than any other school, after missing the NCAA tournament altogether the previous two years. The Longhorns’ last trip to the CWS was in 2011.

Next up, the Louisville Cardinals pulled out a 7-4 win over Kennesaw State to complete their sweep and will now head off to the promised land for the third time in seven years.

Solak’s two-run homer in the fifth inning propelled the Cardinals to a 7-4 win aginst Kennesaw State in the NCAA Super Regionals on Saturday night, clinching Louisville’s second consecutive College World Series berth and third in seven years.

Finally, to finish off Saturday’s action, UC-Irvine became the third team to earn the right to be in the College World Series as they defeated the Oklahoma State Cowboys 1-0.

There’s still some action to be played out this weekend, but the Road to Omaha is just about all finished up.

[h/t NCAA]

Tags: College Baseball College World Series 2014 Louisville Cardinals Texas Longhorns UC Irvine Anteaters

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