OMAHA, Neb. - Texas coaches Augie Garrido and Skip Johnson opted for Cole Green against Southern…
Bunts, Homers Push Horns to Game One Victory
The Longhorns shattered a number of NCAA records during last weekend's Austin Regional. On Saturday, they broke yet another. Texas set the NCAA single-game record with seven sacrifice bunts. They even had three in one inning. "By the way, if UT was any kind of host, they'd be serving bunt cake tonight," joked Texas coach Augie Garrido as he exited the postgame press conference. But it was the long ball just as much as the bunts that helped carry the ‘Horns to a 10-4 victory over TCU, putting Texas one win away from their first College World Series appearance since 2005. Texas handed the ball to sophomore ace Chance Ruffin, and as usual, he pitched with toughness. The right-hander battled through three home runs to toss his third complete game of the season. In all, he gave up four runs on seven hits in nine innings, walking one and striking out seven. TCU head coach Jim Schlossnagle was impressed with the performance. "As a pitching guy at heart myself," he said, "you've got to...
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