The 'Horns were thoroughly spanked last night at Haymarket Field in Lincoln, as Tony Watson and the Cornhuskers blanked Texas 7-0. James Russell, who's been outstanding this season for Texas, couldn't keep Nebraska in check, yielding 11 hits and six earned runs in his five innings of work.
That was more than enough for Nebraska with the way that Watson was pitching. The lefty kept Texas' hitters off balance all evening, striking out six 'Horns and walking none. Even Augie Garrido was frustrated and he found himself ejected from the game in the sixth inning after arguing with the first base umpire about a call.
The loss marked the first time Texas has been shutout since April 23, 2006 and the first time the team has been limited to fewer than three hits since 1998. Adrian Alaniz will try to get Texas back in the win column this afternoon.
As noted by NYCHorn, Texas' players wore maroon caps in honor of Virginia Tech.
Haymarket Field - Lincoln, Nebraska
Texas: RHP Adrian Alaniz (9-2, 2.30 ERA)
Nebraska: RHP Johnny Dorn (6-1, 4.47 ERA)
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