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Ruffin Brings Toughness Each Friday

Chance Ruffin (UT Photo)

Over the past two seasons, there have been some ups-and-downs on the Texas pitching staff. Sophomore right-hander Chance Ruffin has been the one constant. Burnt Orange Beat talks with Ruffin and Texas pitching coach Skip Johnson about the tough as nails Friday starter.

As a freshman, Ruffin quickly became the leader of the Longhorns' staff, posting an 8-3 record with a 1.96 earned-run average. During his start against Texas A&M, Texas fans got a taste of the competitive nature and toughness that made Ruffin so successful from the outset. Ruffin pitched that game with a blister, which opened up in the early innings. "A blister is a big deal," said Texas...

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