https://www.hornsports.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/02/tx_sac_stateGm2-300×182.jpgAUSTIN — Â Augie Garrido has proven in his 17 years at Texas that he knows how to do one thing exceptionally well.
He knows how to win.
Garrido recorded his 700th win as Texas head coach on Friday behind Parker French and Corey Knebel’s pitching, and a little help from Mark Payton, and Jacob Felts’ bat’s. The Horns beat Nebraska, 8-2 in the first of a three-game weekend series versus the former Big-12 rival.
Texas starts 4-1 for the first time since 2009 as French went six strong innings, giving up two runs, and Knebel recorded his 30th career save at UT. The record is held by Huston Street (41), and that thing might get shattered this season.
Payton, Felts, and Codey McElroy each had two hits, highlighted by McElroy’s two-RBI, bases loaded single. He roped an 0-2 count to left field, and gave the Horns the lead for good, 3-2.
Nebraska would score first, getting two runs in the four-hit second inning. The Longhorns answered with one run in the fourth, two in sixth via McElroy, and five in the eighth for the win.
Game two is tomorrow at 1 p.m. The game will be broadcast live on Longhorn Network with an audio stream on TexasSports.com.Â Gametracker