Texas once again dropped the series opener to an unranked team, but fought back to take the series with back-to-back wins in games two and three. Kansas pitcher Frank Duncan pitched the game of his life on Friday evening, going nine complete innings and holding the Longhorns to two runs on three hits. The Longhorn staff allowed seven Jayhawk runs, and Nathan Thornhill was saddled with the 7-2 loss.
Texas rebounded in game two behind another stellar performance from Freshman Parker French, who hurled seven innings of shutout baseball for the Longhorns. Texas racked up eleven hits, scoring three runs en route to the 3-0 Saturday evening victory.
The rubber match of the series started at 1:05pm and saw the Longhorns fall behind the Jayhawks 2-0 in the first inning. Texas stuck to their game plan and relied on an impressive bullpen, led by appearances from Hoby Milner and John Curtiss, to deny Kansas further runs. Texas took the lead in the fifth, scoring four runs on three hits and two walks. The Longhorns padded their lead with runs in the sixth and seventh innings to take the 7-2 win. Hoby Milner moved to 6-4 on the season, his record evidence that Texas has leaned heavily on the junior reliever this season.
Pictures: Donald Boyles
Cross-posted from Texas Baseball Blog