Adrian Alaniz struck out 10 Cornhuskers in 7 1/3 innings, Kyle Russell hit his NCAA-leading 22nd home run to extend his UT single season record, and the Longhorns came alive in Lincoln to beat Nebraska 8-4. Randy Boone got the final four outs to keep Texas in front.
Russell got things started in the first inning when he homered to right field (following a Chance Wheeless single) to put Texas up 2-0. Nebraska battled back to take a 4-2 lead through three innings, but Alaniz was near-unhittable after that. Texas would pick up three runs in the fourth inning, two in the fifth, and a final run in the 9th to improve to 13-4 in Big 12 play.
The Longhorns will try to win the series in Lincoln tomorrow afternoon with Joseph Krebs taking the mound.