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Saturday - March 31, 2012

Game 25: Cal at Texas (at Dell Diamond)

This is a placeholder. Theoretically, some sort of game report will appear here eventually.

Until then, briefly: Texas lost to Cal 2-12 at a game played at the Dell Diamond in Round Rock.

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Friday - March 30, 2012

Game 24: Cal at Texas (at Dell Diamond)

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Until then, briefly: Texas beat Cal 13-3 at a game played at the Dell Diamond in Round Rock.

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Wednesday - March 28, 2012

Game 23: UT-Pan American at Texas

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Until then, briefly: Texas beat UT-Pan American 9-5.

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Sunday - March 25, 2012

Game 22: Texas at Kansas State

I'm so glad I stayed home to listen to today's game at Kansas State. The Horns won 8-5. They jumped out to a quick lead when Etier (hitting at the top of the lineup in the #2 spot for a change) and Weiss hit back-to-back triples followed by a double by Walsh. Etier went on to go 3-for-5 with 3 runs scored; Weiss went 3-for-4 (he was also hit by a pitch to reach base 4 times in all) with 2 home runs (!), 4 runs scored, and 4 batted in; Walsh went 4-for-5 with 1 run scored, 2 doubles, and 3 batted in. An absolutely fantastic offensive day for the 2, 3, and 4 hitters. Wow. Hoby Milner earned the win, moving his record to 4-3. Corey Knebel threw the final 1.1 innings to earn his 5th save of the season.

I listened to today's game on the radio and this report is based on that broadcast.

Here's the line (from GameTracker):

[Final line score]

The lineups:

TexasKansas State
  1. Mark Payton (rf)
  2. Jordan Etier (ss)
  3. Erich Weiss (3b)
  4. Jonathan Walsh (lf)
  5. Brooks Marlow (2b)
  6. Alex Silver (1b)
  7. Jacob Felts (c)
  8. Landon Steinhagen (dh)
  9. Tim Maitland (cf)
  1. Ross Kivett (2b)
  2. Jake Brown (ss)
  3. Jared King (cf)
  4. Wade Hinkle (1b)
  5. Matt Giller (3b)
  6. Mike Kindel (rf)
  7. Austin Fisher (dh)
  8. Dan Klein (c)
  9. Tanner Witt (lf)

Play by play:

So, that takes the Horns to 5-1 in conference play and they've yet to play a conference game at home. I'm hoping that bodes well. They combined for 37 hits on the weekend which I'm taking as another good sign. Next up for the Horns is a home game on Wednesday against UT-Pan American. Hook 'em!

Posted by Joanna at 6:32 PM | Permalink

Saturday - March 24, 2012

Game 21: Texas at Kansas State

Texas managed to pull off another extra-innings win today, beating Kansas State 6-4 in 11 innings. I was only able to listen to about an hour of today's game but it turned out to be the best part of the game...well, maybe the second-best part. I got to hear the Horns come from behind and tie things up. I did not get to hear the part where they won. Behind 0-3 going into the 6th, the Horns managed to scratch out a couple of runs. Jonathan Walsh reached on a 1-out wild-pitch strike out. (Always fun.) He stole second base and then Alex Silver was hit by a pitch. Jacob Felts doubled off the wall, scoring Walsh. Alas, Silver had to hold up to make sure the ball wasn't caught so only made it to 3b. Brooks Marlow then scored Silver on a ground out to 2b. The Horns, very sadly, gave up another run in the bottom of the 6th but rallied again in the 8th to tie things up...with the aid of another hit batter (Erich Weiss, who eventually scored on a balk), a really nice sac bunt by Silver, and an rbi-single by Marlow. It was at this point that I had to tune out.

With the game tied 4-4, Texas sent Knebel to the mound in the bottom of the 8th. According to the box score, Knebel went the distance. He threw 4 innings without giving up any hits or runs. He struck out 4 and walked 2 (one of them an intentional walk...the home half of the 10th was odd). He got the win.

So, how did Texas score those two runs in the 11th? A 2-out rally. With 2 out, Mark Payton, Taylor Stell, Erich Weiss, and Jonathan Walsh hit back-to-back-to-back-to-back singles! The Wildcats went 3-up/3-down in the bottom of the inning. So the series stands at 1-1.

Posted by Joanna at 11:55 PM | Permalink

Friday - March 23, 2012

Game 20: Texas at Kansas State

I went out to listen to music and missed almost all of tonight's game against Kansas State...which the Horns lost 2-5. I managed to hear the bottom of the 8th wherein K-State scored a run on a balk. I dozed off during the top of the 9th and woke up in time to hear a very disgusted Coach Garrido saying that his team was outplayed by Kansas State in every facet of the game. He was not a happy man. And, after hearing what he had to say, I can't say I'm sorry I missed the game. Here's a link to the writeup and the box score from the TexasSports.com site.

For those of you with access, it appears that all the games against Kansas State are being broadcast on Fox College Sports Central (channel 432 on TimeWarner and 648 on AT&T U-verse in Austin).

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Tuesday - March 20, 2012

Game 19: Stephen F. Austin at Texas

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Until then, briefly: Texas beat Stephen F. Austin 9-1...extending their win streak to 6 games.

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Sunday - March 18, 2012

Game 18: Texas at Oklahoma

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Until then, briefly: Texas beat Oklahoma 9-4...completing a 3-game sweep!

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Saturday - March 17, 2012

Game 17: Texas at Oklahoma

As I frequently do for away games, I listened to the game on the radio and kept score while I listened. This report is based on that broadcast.

Texas won 9-5, clinching a win of the series, and extended their regular-season series win streak against the Sooners to 14. Isn't that amazing? Yowza.

Anyway...on to the report...

The lineups:

TexasOklahoma
Tim Maitland (cf)
Mark Payton (rf)
Erich Weiss (3b)
Jonathan Walsh (lf)
Brooks Marlow (2b)
Kevin Lusson (dh)
Alex Silver (1b)
Jacob Felts (c)
Jordan Etier (ss)
Erik Ross (cf)
Jack Mayfield (2b)
Max White (1b)
Evan Mistich (lf)
Caleb Bushyhead (ss)
Garrett Carey (3b)
Cody Reine (rf)
Tanner Toal (c)
Chase Simpson (dh)

The line:

Team 123 456 789 RHE
Texas 002 211 210 9 15 1
Oklahoma 100 300 100 5 11 4

Play by play:

Jacquez struggled throughout and did not figure in the decision. Milner was credited with the win, moving his record to 3-3. Knebel threw the final two innings and did a good job but it was not a save situation so no save for him. The offense seemed to be on fire. Weiss went 4-for-5 with a triple, 2 runs scored, and 2 batted in. Etier, in the #9 spot, went 2-for-3 with a 2-run triple and a total of 3 runs batted in. Payton, Walsh, and Felts also had multiple hits. The team combined for 15 hits on the day. So nice.

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Friday - March 16, 2012

Game 16: Texas at Oklahoma

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Until then, briefly: Texas beat Oklahoma 7-6 in 12 innings.

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Tuesday - March 13, 2012

Game 15: Texas State at Texas

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Until then, briefly: Texas beat Texas State by a score of 6-1.

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Sunday - March 11, 2012

Game 14: Loyola Marymount at Texas

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Until then, briefly: Texas won the second game of a double hearder against Loyola Marymount 3-1.

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Game 13: Loyola Marymount at Texas

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Until then, briefly: Texas lost the first game of a double hearder against Loyola Marymount 0-1.

Posted by Joanna at 10:55 PM | Permalink

Tuesday - March 6, 2012

Game 12: Dallas Baptist at Texas

Dallas Baptist (who beat TCU in last year's Fort Worth Regional but lost a Super Regional tournament vs. Cal in Santa Clara) came to town this evening and gave Texas a very tough battle. The Patriots scored a quick run in the first. Texas tied things up in the 2nd. And, that's how things stood through the 12th when Texas finally put a second run across to win the game 2-1. Whew.

Here's the line (from GameTracker):

[Final line score]

I debated back-and-forth about doing a full game report. I mean...12 innings. But, sigh...what the heck? Here goes...

Dallas BaptistTexas
RJ Talamantes (2b)
Landon Anderson (cf)
Boomer Collins (rf)
Ryan Behmanesh (1b)
Ronnie Mitchell (lf)
Joel Hutter (ss)
Duncan McAlpine (c)
KJ Alexander (dh)
Austin Elkins (3b)
Mark Payton (rf)
Tim Maitland (cf)
Erich Weiss (3b)
Jonathan Walsh (lf)
Brooks Marlow (2b)
Jacob Felts (c)
Alex Silver (dh)
Kirby Bellow (1b)
Jordan Etier (ss)

Play by play:

Nice win for the Horns against a Dallas Baptist team that made it to the Super Regional round last year and was returning a big chunk of that really good team.

Next up? Loyola Marymount at home. Hook 'em!

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Sunday - March 4, 2012

Game 11: Arkansas at Texas (Houston College Classic)

Again, I listened to today's game on the radio and this report is based on that broadcast. Texas had another bad inning (the 5th) that proved its unraveling. Ricky Jacquez got his first start and loss of the year. He gave up 2 quick runs in the first and then settled down nicely before giving up a solo homerun in the 4th. Dillon Peters went in for the 5th and did not have a good outing which was not helped by a bad defensive decision. Sadly, this year's team seems to be very susceptible to falling into the trap of trying too hard. After falling behind by 5 in the 5th, the Horns did manage to get one run back but stranded 4 (3 in scoring position) in the final 5 innings of the game. In the 8th, they got the first two batters aboard on back-to-back singles but could not get a run across. They ended up losing 3-7 to Arkansas.

The line:

Team 123 456 789 RHE
Arkansas 200 140 000 7 8 1
Texas 011 001 000 3 7 1

The lineups:

ArkansasTexas
Tim Carver (ss)
Jimmy Bosco (rf)
Dominic Ficociello (1b)
Sam Bates (dh)
Matt Reynolds (3b)
Matt Vinson (lf)
Jake Wise (c)
Jacob Morris (cf)
Bo Bingham (2b)
Mark Payton (rf)
Tim Maitland (cf)
Erich Weiss (3b)
Jonathan Walsh (lf)
Brooks Marlow (2b)
Jacob Felts (c)
Collin Shaw (dh)
Kirby Bellow (1b)
Jordan Etier (ss)

And, here's how things played out:

Sad day. Coach Garrido said in the post-game interview that it's hard to see but the team is getting better. He also commented that the players are still pressing too hard when things go wrong. But, he pointed out that they held their own for most of the game against a top-5 team. So...yeah.

Horns next play Dallas Baptist at 4 on Tuesday at Disch-Falk Field. Hook 'em!

Posted by Joanna at 2:31 PM | Permalink

Saturday - March 3, 2012

Game 10: Texas at Tennessee (Houston College Classic)

Once again, I listened to this afternoon's game on the radio and this report is based on that broadcast. The Horns had a miserable 1st inning and came up just short as they worked hard to recover. They lost to Tennessee 4-5.

Here's the line (from GameTracker):

[Final line score]

The lineups:

Texas  Tennessee
Mark Payton (rf)
Tim Maitland (cf)
Erich Weiss (3b)
Jonathan Walsh (lf)
Christian Summers (dh)
Jacob Felts (c)
Kevin Lusson (1b)
Jordan Etier (ss)
Brooks Marlow (2b)
Zach Luther (3b)
Zach Osborne (ss)
Chris Pierce (lf)
Drew Steckenrider (1b)
Chris Fritts (cf)
Jared Allen (rf)
Davis Morgan (dh)
Ethan Bennett (c)
Will Maddox (2b)

And, here's how things played out:

Hoby Milner took the loss and moved his record to 1-2. Things got pretty exciting there at the end but the Horns came up just a bit short. It's nice to see Marlow's bat coming back to life. I hope it sticks. Those two hits (by Felts and Walsh) wherein they were gunned down at 2b as both seemed to think they'd hit sure doubles were painful. I have to say that it was nice to see the Horns battle back from the 0-4 hole...despite the eventual outcome.

Up next are the Arkansas Razorbacks tomorrow at 11 am. Hook 'em, Horns!

Posted by Joanna at 6:54 PM | Permalink

Friday - March 2, 2012

Game 9: Texas at Rice (Houston College Classic)

I listened to this evening's game on the radio. This report is based on that broadcast. The Horns fell behind early, tied things up, and then took the lead for good with a great 6-run 5th inning. Nathan Thornhill struggled early on the mound but buckled down and got the win as he ended up pitching into the 7th inning. Parker French took over for Thornhill and got his first career save. Offensively, the team seemed much more confident at the plate for most of the game. Alex Silver got the hit of the game when he hit a pinch-hit double into the lf corner, giving the Horns the lead for good in the 5th. Jordan Etier got his first hit of the season when he tripled to left-center 3 batters later. Jonathan Walsh hit a couple of doubles tonight and Brooks Marlow hit 3 singles.

Here's the line (from GameTracker):

[Final line score]

The lineups:

Texas  Rice
Mark Payton (rf)
Tim Maitland (cf)
Erich Weiss (3b)
Jonathan Walsh (lf)
Christian Summers (dh)
Jacob Felts (c)
Kevin Lusson (1b)
Jordan Etier (ss)
Brooks Marlow (2b)
Christian Stringer (2b)
Michael Fuda (cf)
J.T. Chargois (1b)
Jeremy Rathjen (rf)
Michael Ratterree (lf)
Craig Manuel (c)
Shane Hoelscher (3b)
Ryan Lewis (dh)
Derek Hamilton (ss)

And, here's how things played out:

Hoelscher, upset at the called strike, exchanged words with and started to get into it a bit with Felts, and the home plate umpire threw him out of the game. It seems like Hoelscher will likely be missing tomorrow's game...at a minimum.

Thornhill got the win to improve his record to 2-1. French recorded his first career save. Nice.

What a great win for the Horns. I have to say that after the way things went last weekend at Stanford, I did not expect the Horns to win tonight. I'm so glad I was wrong! Next up? Tennessee. Scheduled start time is 3:30. Hook 'em, Horns!

Posted by Joanna at 11:55 PM | Permalink

Game 8: Houston Baptist at Texas

Texas beat Houston Baptist 2-0 on Tuesday to bring their 5-game skid to a halt. Whew. I'll try to get a game report up soon. ("Try" being the operative word.)

UPDATE. Hmmm...was just looking through the archives and see this never got done. Sorry 'bout that. Here's a link to the story on TexasSports.com.

Posted by Joanna at 6:00 PM | Permalink

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