May 6, 2007

Baseball Round Up -- Texas v. Missouri

Well...crap. Texas dropped its first conference series of the year this weekend. The Horns also missed a terrific chance to clinch a share of the Big XII title. Finally, and most importantly, Jordan Danks and Kyle Russell sustained injuries which forced them to miss action. It appears that neither injury is serious, but you never know. Texas has now lost its first series in May in 2002, 2004, 2005 and 2007.

Offensively, Nick Peoples struggled from the leadoff spot, going a combined 1-11 over the weekend. Both Russell and Danks had nice weekends until they got hurt. Texas pounded out 35 hits but were only able to score 15 runs.

The starting pitching was very solid for Texas, but Joseph Krebs had a miserable weekend. Krebs pitched only 1 1/3 innings but gave up 6 runs (5 earned) on 6 hits. The three starters combined for 21 1/3 innings and gave up only 5 runs.

We might question some of Augie's moves this weekend, but we've learned through experience that it is unwise to question college baseball's all-time win leader. After the game, Augie told the media "We're going to win the championship. We're the best team, and we're going to win it." Augie rocks.

Texas returns to action this Saturday night versus TBA. We expect to see Tobias F√ľnke on the mound for the Horns.

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