Garrido notches milestone 700th win in 8-2 victory over Cornhuskers

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Garrido reached another milestone Friday as he recorded his 700th

victory as head coach of the Texas baseball team, claiming an 8-2 victory over

the Nebraska Cornhuskers. Sophomore pitcher Parker French earned his second

victory of the season, and junior closer Corey Knebel struck out six batters in

two innings of work to earn his second save of the season.
French

recorded his second consecutive solid outing, allowing only his only two runs

in the second inning. He held the Huskers scoreless for his remaining three and

one third innings on the mound. “I thought

my stuff in the first inning was good, but I kind of got it elevated, which

took over the second inning,” French said. “After that I settled in and started

to throw the ball at the knees and changing it up. I got some swing and misses

off that.” Junior

pitcher Ty Marlow relieved French in the seventh, allowing no hits. Knebel came

in the game in the eighth inning and struck out six, allowing only one hit on

41 pitches in the save. The

Longhorns’ first runs came off the bat of junior catcher Jacob Felts, who drove

in Mark Payton for his first RBI of the year in the fourth inning. Texas took

the lead for good in the sixth inning when sophomore first baseman Codey

McElroy earned the first two RBI of his career. “I have been

getting on trying to square the ball, not worrying about what happens when I

hit,” McElroy said. “If I square it up, we call that a quality at-bat, and that

is what we want to do.”

Texas batted

around in the eighth inning, scoring five runs; Garrido credited the players

with his milestone.

“Honestly,

my comments represent all the players, who are the most important component to

any kind of winning,” Garrido said. “This game is about teamwork, so I do not

know what percentage of credit I should take. It is meaningful because it

affects so many people in so many positive ways.” Garrido

tries to earn his 701st career victory tomorrow in game two of the

Nebraska series, with first pitch set for 1 p.m at Disch-Falk.