Taylor Jungmann showed the type of dominance that, frankly, we expected to see against the relatively weak-hitting Jayhawks in Texas' 9-0 victory Thursday night at Hoglund Ballpark. Jungmann tossed eight innings of one-hit ball before giving way to Nathan Thornhill for the ninth inning. The Longhorns' ace improved to 9-0 on the season and continued to be simply splendid on the hill. In the process, he tied James Street (you may have heard of him--you know, Huston's dad) for seventh on the Longhorns' all-time list with 302.
It's somewhat sad that this is the last season we'll have Jungmann in Austin, but we couldn't be happier for the kid that he is showing scouts exactly what he's capable of as a junior. He has made himself into a consensus top-5 pick and will be one of the headliners of the 2011 Major League draft. He's the kind of talent about whom we'll all be saying "we saw him play back in college" in a few years. (Don't worry, wood has been knocked).
A six-run sixth changed the ballgame from a pitcher's duel to a laugher; Texas drew some walks, had some hits, and got some help from Kansas errors in the inning. That's how you put crooked numbers up.
Once again, due to the nature of this time of year we will do little more than provide the link to the Texas Sports recap for Game One and provide you with this open thread for Game Two. First pitch is at 6 PM CDT.