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Wood's Senior Season Off to a Great Start
Austin Wood was desperately searching for answers near the midway point of last season. The Longhorns had just been swept at home in a three-game series for the first time since 1996. Their opponent, the Oklahoma State Cowboys, helped run Texas' Big 12 record to an uncharacteristically sub-par 8-10. That weekend, Wood started the Sunday contest and surrendered five runs in five innings. After posting 3.15 earned run averages in each of his first two seasons at Texas, his ERA had ballooned to 5.96 through his first 45.1 innings as a junior. The left-hander began searching for ways out of his slump a few weeks earlier, while the team was playing in Lubbock. "I was warming up in the Texas Tech game last year," Wood said. "I was having trouble locating and stuff, so [pitching coach Skip Johnson] just had me drop down to three-quarters to get a feel for something. Ever since Texas Tech last year, we've been working on it." Following a brief adjustment...
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