Horns Sneak by Tigers 6-4 in 9th

The Horns snuck by Missouri for a 6-4 victory in a see-saw battle. Freshman Jordan Weymouth, receiving valuable experience as Texas has already been named regular season champions, drove in Kyle Lusson for an early 1-0 lead. Taking the lead 2-1 in the third, Missouri responded with a couple runs generated by standout Aaron Senne. Texas returned fire when Connor Rowe launched his second home run of the season over the left-field wall and Cameron Rupp singled up the middle to bring Kevin Keyes home. Missouri re-conquered the lead in the bottom of the fifth with a two run home run. The Horns refused to quit, tying the score 4-4 on a Walla RBI single.  

Luck was on Texas’ side in the top of the ninth. A Rupp fly to the warning track was dropped by a Missouri outfielder and Moldenhauer earned a free base. The Horns got lucky when a wild pitch allowed Rupp to sneak home for the lead. A sacrifice fly added insurance and brought Moldenhauer in for the 6-4 final score.

Cole Green didn’t have a stellar performance, giving up four runs and eight hits in five innings. In relief, McKirahan showed why he has potential to be a major component of the pitching staff next season. Finally, Chance Ruffin produced his second save in as many games. He retired every batter he faced, striking out two for a total of seven on the weekend. Augie was impressed with the defense for the second night in a row, "I was once again impressed with the defense. We had a different look than normal up but they continued to play at a high level." Garrido was referring to a new twist in the defense: Weymouth at second and Etier at short. As has been par for the course, great defense and even better pitching pulled this one out for the Horns.

The Sunday matchup has been moved to 12 PM to accommodate Texas’ travelling plans.         

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