Etheridge retired 17 straight after Andy Dirks led off the game with a single and Dirks was the only Shocker to reach second base until the eighth. He finished with 17 ground-ball outs and no Shocker hit a ball beyond the artificial infield surface until a single with two outs in the sixth.
Etheridge, who pitched eight shutout innings in a 13-0 regional-opening win over Wake Forest, then closed the regional with a save against Texas, allowed five hits and two runs, both unearned, in 8 1/3 Sunday. He struck out four and walked none.
Etheridge left two runners on in the seventh, when Morris made a diving catch of a drive to left-center field. Morris and center fielder Ollie Linton collided while diving for the ball, but Morris hung on and both escaped injury.