[Update:] The Horns jumped out to leads of 3-0 and 8-3 before giving both leads up. Chance Ruffin was solid and Austin Wood was both disastrous and magical, then the Horns put up a 3-spot in the 10th and Austin Dicharry finished it up for an 11-9 win. KSU lost to Tech 6-0, so Texas' magic number is now 2!
Winning two our of three this weekend may not guarantee a conference crown, but it will go a long way towards ensuring a national seed. Aggy's Friday starter is about as good as they come and Texas has had trouble getting to aces, so a Friday win could portend big things for the weekend, especially since Saturday and Sunday are in Austin. There's not a ton that needs to be said about this one: it's big for both sides, Texas' hitting has come alive again, and we'll be interested to see how Brandon Workman responds to being moved to the bullpen.
PROBABLE PITCHING MATCHUPS
Friday, May 8, 2009 - 6:30 p.m. Central
Texas: RHP Chance Ruffin (7-2, 2.78 ERA)
TAMU: LHP Brooks Raley (7-1, 1.96 ERA)
Saturday, May 9, 2009 - 12 p.m.
Texas: RHP Cole Green (4-1, 2.65 ERA)
TAMU: LHP Ross Hales (4-1, 4.10 ERA)
Saturday, May 10, 2009 - 2 p.m.
Texas: RHP Taylor Jungmann (5-3, 1.72 ERA)
TAMU: RHP Barret Loux (3-1, 4.11 ERA)
Weather: Hot, sunny