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Texas Beats Hawaii 3-2; Sunday Open Thread
Texas got a run in the bottom of the 8th and held on for a 3-2 victory that at least guaranteed a series split. The Horns go for a series win in about half an hour.
Texas and Hawaii split a Saturday double header that was finished on Sunday. Hawaii jumped all over Dillon Peters in the early game and cruised to a 6-1 victory that ended after seven innings.
The Horns responded Saturday afternoon, beating Hawaii 3-2 in a game that was suspended Saturday afternoon in the top of the 8th and finished Sunday morning. In the bottom of the 8th Ben Johnson drew a one-out walk, stole second, advanced to third on a groundout and scored on a Kacy Clemens single. Morgan Cooper gave up one walk over two innings but got the save with some clutch pitching.
Texas has now improved to 12-4 on the year and can get a series win Sunday afternoon over a Hawaii team that has proven far tougher than initially thought. The Rainbow Warriors don't have a ton of pitching depth behind their three starters, so hopefully the Texas bats can come alive in the final game.
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Horns Beat Hawaii 3-2; Saturday DH Open Thread
Texas overcame an early 2-0 deficit to beat Hawaii's ace on Friday night. The Horns and Rainbow Warriors will play a double header beginning at noon today (pushed up an hour for rain).
Texas fell behind 2-0 in the top of the 1st after Parker French allowed the first two batters of the game to score. The Longhorn pitching was dominant from there and Texas tied the game in the 4th in large part due to Jacob Felts' first career triple and went ahead in the 8th on a Jacob Felts single. John Curtiss came in and closed the door for his third career save.
It was the kind of game that Texas has been losing for the last two years. Down early against a pitcher who hadn't allowed an earned run in 23 innings. But Texas found a way to get runs after French settled down and can clinch a series win today with a sweep of the action.
Texas returns to action today at noon with a double header. The games were moved up from the previously scheduled 1:00 start time due to impending rain. The Horns will play a seven inning game at noon to be followed by a nine inning game at 3 PM.
This'll be your Saturday open thread. Hook 'em!