The Longhorns got a pair of wins Friday, beating the Nebraska Cornhuskers 7-5 and 11-7.
Game 1 Texas 7, Nebraska 5 UT 030 201 100 – 7r 10h 3e NU 000 220 001 – 5r 5h 2e Box Score
Game 2 Texas 11, Nebraska 7 UT 233 201 000 – 11r 13h 2e NU 000 520 000 – 7r 11h 1e Box Score
How Texas won both games – Of all things, hitting.
It was a mediocre day both on the mound and in the field, with the Horns giving up a total of 12 runs and committing five errors over the course of both games. And it wasn’t late, clutch hitting either. Texas didn’t get any runs in the eighth or ninth inning of either game. No, Texas just overpowered the Cornhuskers with early offense, building leads and holding on for the win.
MVP on the mound – Austin Dicharry, RHP, Texas
With home many hits the Longhorns gave up, it was temping to just put “N/A” under MVP on the mound. Eight different pitchers took the mound Friday and Dicharry’s two and two-thirds innings on the mound were the best. Austin Wood did a solid job of closing out each game but also gave up four hits and two walks in his two and a third innings. Dicharry, however, struckout five of the 11 batters he faced and only gave up a single hit. The 6-4, 195-pound true freshman has helped add depth to Texas’ bullpen and the Horns will need even more from Dicharry as the season progresses.
MVP at the plate – Tant Shepherd, LF, Texas
Not a bad day at the ballpark: 4-for-9, 4 RBI, 2 runs, 1 HR. Honorable mention goes to Cameron Rupp, who only had two hits over the course of both games, but both of those hits left the ballpark. Kevin Keyes also had a strong day at the plate, going 3-for-6 with 5 runs scored and 1 RBI.
The Horns and Huskers will close out series Saturday at 1 p.m. After the Nebraska series Texas hosts a pair of games against Texas A&M-Corups Christi. First pitch on both Tuesday and Wednesday are set for 6:00 p.m.