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Texas moves up to 12


11. Texas

Last Week:
2-1. Overall: 2-1. Top 25 Record: 0-0.

Week in review: Swept Saturday doubleheader, lost Sunday at home vs. Duke. On Saturday, Texas swept a doubleheader against Duke, 4-0 and 5-3. In the makeup of Friday's postponed game, Fr. 2B Brooks Marlow (2-for-3, 3 RBI) homered twice for Texas against first-team preseason All-American Marcus Stroman (5 IP, 4 H, 3 ER, 6 BB, 3 K), who was uncharacteristically wild. Nathan Thornhill (5 IP, 3 H, 0 R) earned the start and the victory in that one. Hoby Milner (5 IP, 4 H, 3 ER) picked up the win in the nightcap, as Mark Payton (3-for-4, 2 2B, 2 RBI) paced the Longhorns' offense out of the leadoff spot. On Sunday, the Longhorns were upset. The Blue Devils took a 3-0 lead through three innings against Fr. RHP John Curtiss (3 IP, 4 H, 3 R, 2 ER, 1 BB, 4 K), and Duke So. RHP Robert Huber (6 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 3 BB, 6 K) kept the Longhorns in check. One bright spot for Texas: Fr. RHP Ricky Jacquez (5 IP, 4 H, 0 R, 2 BB, 4 K) delivered strong relief.
"My experience is that no matter how good a team might play in any given season, you don’t want to take it for granted the next season,” Garrido said. “They ate a lot of verbal ice cream during the course of the summer. Now we’re gonna have to see how willing they are to get back to the hard work that allowed them to have the confidence to develop into a championship team.”

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