After splitting games with Oklahoma State on Friday and Saturday, Texas Baseball won the rubber match against the Cowboys on Sunday 10-5, improving to 5-1 in Big 12 play. Starting pitcher Chase Shugart gave up two runs in the second inning, but the Longhorns battled back to take the lead in the 5th inning. Freshman right-handed pitcher Bryce Elder relieved Shugart and struck out five in 4 innings of solid relief performance to record the win. Elder, who won his first collegiate game as a pitcher on February 17th against Lamar, is still adjusting to his role as a reliever.
“At first it was a lot different. You get hot in the pen, then you have to sit down. You get hot in the pen, then you have to sit down. To remain focused out in the bullpen is the hardest thing I’ve struggled with figuring out how it works.
Kody Clemens led the Longhorns with three hits and two RBI’s, which included a solo home run in the 8th inning.
Ryan Reynolds, David Hamilton and Dj Petrinski each had two RBI’s in the win also.
Texas makes a short trip down I-35 to take on Texas State on Tuesday before travelling to Manhattan,Kansas for a 3-game series against Kansas State that begins on Thursday.