With starting pitcher Cole Green going the distance, the No. 9 Longhorns beat Nebraska Saturday, 9-2, completing a weekend sweep of the Cornhuskers.
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How Texas won – A five-run blitz to start the game and a full day’s work from Cole Green.
The Cornhuskers were held to a total of four hits and two runs by Cole Green, who pitched all nine innings for the Longhorns Saturday. The Texas batters, meanwhile, got started early. The Longhorns were already up 1-0 in the second inning when Texas center fielder Connor Rowe knocked a two-run shot out of the ballpark to put the Horns up 3-0. Another pair of runs in the third gave Texas a comfortable 5-0 lead, meaning it was on Green to hold the Huskers and secure the Texas victory.
He did not disappoint.
MVP on the mound – Cole Green, RHP, Texas
After utilizing eight different pitchers in Friday’s doubleheader, on Saturday Texas would only need one. Green went the distance for Texas, scattering four hits and giving up two runs (only one earned) over nine innings. It was his first career nine-inning game and Green is now 3-0 on the year with a 2.42 ERA.
MVP at the plate – Connor Rowe, CF/Texas
Texas put up a total 15 hits and nine runs on the Cornhuskers. Six different Longhorns had at least two hits and three players had two RBI. It makes it hard to pick one, but Rowe best fits the bill. His two-run homerun in the second inning put the Horns up 3-0 and set the tone for the ballgame. He may have been at the bottom of the order, but he had the biggest bat on Saturday, going 2-for-5 with 2 RBI, 2 runs and 1 HR.
Texas next hosts a pair of games against Texas A&M-Corpus Christi. First pitch on both Tuesday and Wednesday are set for 6:00 p.m.