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Texas Baseball Gets Big Win Over TCU

TEXAS BASEBALL GETS POTENTIALLY MONUMENTAL WIN OVER TCU ... (GAME 2: Friday, 6 pm CT, Disch)

The Texas baseball team got a solid performance from new No. 1 starter Morgan Cooper, who opened the game with three scoreless innings in the Longhorns' potentially monumental 4-3 victory over the Big 12's highest-ranked team - No. 6 TCU - Thursday night.

In his first start as Texas' new No. 1 starter in the weekend rotation, Mo Coop gave up 3 earned runs on 4 hits with 3 strikeouts and 2 walks in 4.2 innings.

But Coop's continued return from last year's lost season due to Tommy John surgery wasn't even the biggest development of the victory.

That headline goes to the Longhorns' bullpen - Travis Duke, Blake Wellmann, Chase Shugart, Josh Sawyer and closer Connor Mayes - providing 4.1 innings of scoreless relief.

That was a huge development considering the late-game collapses by the bullpen recently in losses to Cal, UCLA and Texas A&M.

Obviously, Texas needs to start putting more games like that together now that the Longhorns are in Big 12 play - like tonight at 6 pm CT at the Disch when LHP Ty Culbreth (3-2, 2.62 ERA) faces TCU RHP Brian Howard (4-0, 2.37)


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