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Monday - February 20, 2012

Game 3: Duke at Texas

Texas lost Game 3 of the Duke series 2-5. Full game report coming tonight. Getting back into the swing of doing game reports is not going well!

In the meantime, links to photos taken by other folks this weekend:

And...yep, those are throwback uniforms you see in the photos from Game 3. Honoring the 1949-50 National Championship teams. Cool.

UPDATE (posted Monday night). Wow. Doing these game reports really is gonna take some "getting used to"!

Texas did not fare well in Game 3 of their series against Duke, going down 2-5. John Curtiss got the start and took the loss. He had a nice 1-2-3 first inning but then gave up a run in the 2nd and two in the 3rd before giving way to Ricky Jacquez. Jacquez had a pretty solid debut, going 5 innings without giving up any runs. Texas scored 2 (on a 2-run shot by Kevin Lusson) in the bottom of the 8th to bring the Horns within 1 and Kirby Bellow was sent in to shut things down. Alas, nerves...jitters...who knows what?...got the better of the Horns and they had a terrible 9th inning. Bellow faced 3 without getting an out and gave up two runs. Dillon Peters then closed things out. He actually did something that never ever works. With runners at 2b and 3b and one out, the Horns intentionally walked the bases full. The next pitch was a picture-perfect double play ground ball to ss (6-4-3). I guess this is the stupid exception that proves the rule, eh? Sigh...

Final numbers (by my count) for the Texas pitchers:

And, the offense? Not really present. It's awfully hard to win games if you only score two runs. It's even harder when 9th innings like today's happen.

And on to the long and boring (and oftentimes perplexing and/or aggravating) details...

The lineups:

Duke  Texas
Matt Berezo (ss)
Angelo LaBruna (2b)
Will Piwnica-Worms (cf)
Jordan Betts (3b)
Jeff Kremer (dh)
Mike Rosenfeld (c)
Andy Perez (1b)
Grant McCabe (rf)
Anthony D'Alessandro (lf)
Mark Payton (rf)
Tim Maitland (cf)
Brooks Marlow (2b)
Erich Weiss (3b)
Landon Steinhagen (dh)
Kevin Lusson (1b)
Jacob Felts (c)
Collin Shaw (lf)
Christian Summers (ss)

The line:

Team 123 456 789 RHE
Duke 012 000 002 5 9 1
Texas 000 000 020 2 5 2

Play by play:

This was not a pretty game. Especially that 9th inning. Ugh. Bill Little, in the postgame interview, got Coach Garrido to talk about teaching moments. Coach spent some time talking about the team pushing and trying too hard. Yikes. I hope they take the lesson to heart!

Next up: UT-Arlington on Tuesday. Hook 'em!

Posted by Joanna at 8:49 AM