[Update]: Cole Green went 7.2 scoreless IP, giving up just 3 hits, and Chance Ruffin sat down all 4 Sooners he faced to get the save in a 2-0 victory. Connor Rowe had a 2-run double in the 2nd which provided all the scoring Texas would need.Texas was back in top form Thursday night, as Taylor Jungmann and Chance Ruffin were both brilliant on the hill to shut out the potent Sooner offense. The Longhorn bats got it done as well to the tune of 11 hits behind a stellar 3-for-5 night from leadoff hitter Cohl Walla and a solo bomb by Moldy. It is becoming very clear that Walla's contributions as a freshman will be one of those x factors that is huge for Texas into the postseason.
Tonight's game is at 6:30 CDT, weather permitting.
Taylor Jungmann did not have his best outing in Lubbock, as the Raiders managed to get the ball up into the wind more often than the Longhorns did for a 12-5 victory. That's not meant to take any credit away from Tech; both teams had the benefit of the conditions while at the plate, and Texas failed to take advantage. Tech jumped out to a 5-0 lead through 2 innings and never looked back.
The series resumes tonight at 6:30 PM, pushed back because of continuing winds. Cole Green will take the hill and try to get Texas back on track against Tech righty Bobby Doran.
Apologies for failing to get an open thread up for today's game, but real life got in the way for both of us. Regardless, the bats came alive for Texas today as the Longhorns sent Nebraska packing 13-3. Brandon Workman scattered 7 hits in a complete game effort. Texas next plays Tuesday evening at 6 against Rice in Austin, the rubber match of the non-conference rivals' three-game season series.
As 54B eloquently anticipates below, the ESPN broadcasts of the CWS championship series may be frustratiing at times. Thankfully, David Albright hits the nail on the head with this excellent preview on ESPN.com.