CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — Bobby Shore pitched four-hit ball for eight innings, Cody Reine hit two three-run homers and Oklahoma pounded Virginia 11-0 on Monday night to earn its first trip to the College World Series in 15 years.
Reine, who also homered twice Sunday, went deep in the first and eighth. The Sooners (49-16) also got solo shots from Cameron Seitzer and Tyler Ogle.
Shore (10-4) did not allow a baserunner past first base. He struck out five and walked two.
The Cavaliers (51-14), seeded fifth nationally, lost consecutive games for the first time this season and were denied a second consecutive trip to Omaha.
The Sooners are headed to the College World Series for the first time since 1995 and 10th overall. They won it all in 1951 and 1994.
Virginia became the third home team to lose in the Super Regional round this year, joining Texas, which lost to TCU, and Coastal Carolina, which lost to South Carolina.
Staked to a 3-0 lead on Reine's first-inning blast that cleared the bleachers in right, Shore never even let the Cavaliers threaten. They got one baserunner in the second through eighth innings, but he never got beyond first base. The fifth ended with designated hitter John Barr bouncing into a 5-4-3 double play, and Tyler Cannon hit into another to end the seventh.
Virginia starter Branden Kline (5-1), meanwhile, didn't fool anyone in red and white.
He walked two in front of Reine's first home run, allowed a one-out homer by No. 8 hitter Cameron Seitzer in the second. He came out after just 1 2-3 innings, having allowed four runs.
Tyler Wilson did better, escaping a jam in the fourth without any runs, but then Ogle homered well over the left-field bleachers in the fifth. Wilson yielded to closer Kevin Arico in the sixth after a hit, stolen base, hit batsman and fielder's choice produced one run, and Arico got a strikeout before Garrett Buechele's first hit of the Super Regional, a two-run double.
That made it 8-0, and the lone suspense was whether Shore would go the distance in pitching the Sooners to their second big victory in nine days. He went 7 1-3 innings on June 6, allowing just two runs and four hits, as Oklahoma beat North Carolina 3-2 to advance to this weekend.
For good measure, Reine ended Arico's night with another home run to right-center in the eighth, giving him four home runs and 11 RBIs in the last two games. Elevated to a starter during the season, he arrived in Charlottesville with just six home runs and 31 RBIs.