Texas Loses to UTSA Without Garrido

Head Coach Augie Garrido wasn't there to see his Longhorns fall to UT-San Antonio in a 14-10 shootout.

As a result of the heat wave in Central Texas, Garrido went in for a doctor's check-up after experiencing symptoms of dehydration. The doctor recommended that Garrido stay out of the sun for the next 24 hours and as a result, assistant Tommy Harmon coached the Horns in San Antonio.

Freshman Kyle Russell got the scoring going for the Longhorns with a homerun in the top of the 1st, but the Roadrunners came back with runs in the bottom of the 2nd and 3rd to take a 2-1 lead.

Texas retook the lead in the top of the 5th with three runs off of Nick Peoples and Drew Stubbs singles and extended to 5-2 it in the top of the 6th off a Chais Fuller RBI single scoring Chance Wheeless.

However, in the bottom of the 6th, UTSA fired off four runs to take a 6-5 lead, but Texas did not let up, scoring five runs in the top of the 7th.

In the bottom of the 7th, UTSA scored two more, but Texas still held the lead going into the 8th inning, when the bottom dropped out. In the bottom of the 8th, the Roadrunners scored six runs to take the 14-10 lead. Unable to score in the top of the 9th, the Horns fell by that mark.

Texas fielders committed three errors on the night, leading to nine unearned runs for the Roadrunners. The defensive woes continued for Nick Peoples. Peoples committed two errors at third in last Friday's game vs. Baylor prompting Garrido to bench the junior, but Jordan Danks' ankle injury Saturday put Peoples back on the field, this time in right field, where he committed a sixth-inning error that contributed to the Roadrunners' four-run outburst in the inning. (Note: Danks is expected to miss approximately six weeks after surgery on his broken ankle Tuesday.)

Kenn Kasparek got the start for the Horns but Joseph Krebs, coming off a masterful relief performance vs. Baylor, shouldered the loss by surrendering four hits and five runs (just one earned) in the decisive seventh and eighth innings.

Texas dropped to 27-13 overall.

Coach Garrido is expected to rejoin the Longhorns on Wednesday for practice. On Friday, Texas welcomes Nebraska to Disch-Falk field for a three-game set. The Cornhuskers (29-5 overall, 10-2 in league play) are a game behind the first-place Horns (12-2) in the Big 12 standings.

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