Texas Takes the Rubber Match From Stanford

The Texas Longhorns took two of three out in California against Stanford over the weekend, winning Sunday’s rubber match, 5-1.
Texas (12-1) – R H E

000 500 000 – 5 6 0

Stanford (3-8)

000 010 000 – 1 4 1

Box Score

How Texas won

The steady arm of Cole Green a one huge inning. The Longhorns posted all five of their runs in the fourth inning, and it started with one out already on the board. With Tant Shepherd and David Hernandez on base for Texas, catcher Cameron Rupp hit a single up the middle to drive home Shepherd. Connor Rowe struck out looking, but Texas then got its next four runs with two outs in the inning. After loading the bases, a pair of two-run singles extended the Texas lead to 5-0.

Stanford managed to score a single run in the fifth, but that was all that Green, closer Austin Wood and an error-less Texas defense allowed.

MVP on the mound – Cole Green, RHP, Texas

Green allowed only one run and three hits in his seven solid innings on mound. He also struck out three in the win and Green is now 2-0 on the year.

The losing pitcher was Stanford’s Scott Snodgrass, who was one of five pitchers used by the Cardinal Sunday. Snodgrass allowed the first two Texas runs before he was pulled for Brett Mooneyham, who was credited with the next two runs.

MVP at the plate – Cameron Rupp, C, Texas

One hit, one RBI, one run, one walk. Rupp’s line may not seem overly impressive, but in a game where no Texas batter got more than a single hit, Rupp’s was the biggest. Before the fourth inning, the Longhorns had only a single hit and no runs. It was Rupp’s one-out RBI up the middle that started the run and put Texas in the driver seat of its 5-1 win.

Previous two games in the series

Friday: Texas 6, Stanford 2

Texas Opens Stanford Series with a Win

Saturday: Stanford 7, Texas 1

Texas Baseball Gets First Loss of the Season

Up next

Texas returns home to take on Baylor (9-2) Wednesday. First pitch against the Bears is set for 6:00 p.m. CST.