HOUSTON (AP) - Cole Bedford hit a three-run homer in the fourth inning, Corbin Martin struck out nine in seven innings and Texas A&M advanced to the final round of the Houston Regional with a 3-2 win over Iowa on Saturday night.
Kaylor Chaffin retired Chris Whelan on a game-ending popup with runners at second and third for his second save.
The Aggies (38-21) will face the winner of an elimination game between the Hawkeyes (39-21) and top-seeded host Houston on Sunday night. Texas A&M has two chances to advance to the super regional round.
Martin (7-3) allowed eight hits and two runs with two walks. Cason Sherrod pitched 1 2/3 scoreless innings before Chaffin got the final out.
Jake Adams hit his 28th homer of the season, a solo shot, to pull Iowa within a run in the fifth.