Horns Fall To Sacramento State 5-3; Rubber Game Open Thread

The dream of a perfect season died on Saturday as Texas lost 5-3 to Sacramento State. Texas can still clinch a nice series win on Sunday at 1 PM.

Texas lost to Sacramento State 5-3 on Saturday but it's hard to say Texas played particularly awful. Rather, we'd argue that the reality of a team starting four infielders with zero D-1 college experience at their respective positions reared its ugly head.

Consider Sacramento State's first run coming when CJ Hinojosa dove to his left to stop a grounder with two outs in the second. It was a tough play but a good throw or eating the ball prevents a run from scoring and ends the inning. Instead Hinojosa threw wide and the game was tied 1-1. Sacramento State put together a rally in the third with a couple of seeing eye and infield singles, a mashed double and another Hinojosa error caused by Erich Weiss' indecision and a low throw to second base. The Hornets' final run came in the seventh inning when Jacob Felts easily gunned a Sac State baserunner attempting to steal but Weiss could not hang on to the perfect throw.

In spite of the hiccups there were things to like on Saturday. Most notably, JUCO transfer Cameron Cox (3.1 3 H, 1 ER) and freshmen Travis Duke (1.2 IP, 1 H, 0 ER) and Chad Hollingsworth (.1 IP, 0 H, 0 ER) all pitched beautifully in their burnt orange debuts. The Horns also continued to hit the ball though they had trouble scoring runs for the second straight game. This Texas team clearly has warts, but the potential for doing good things is also clearly visible.

The series concludes today with Dillon Peters on the mound for Texas. First pitch is a 1 PM. The weekend can be saved!

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