Thursday, March 20th
Texas 22, Texas Tech 6
Friday, March 21st
Texas Tech 7, Texas 5
Saturday, March 22nd
Texas 4, Texas Tech 3
The Longhorns started the series with a bang, scoring their most runs ever in a Big 12 Conference game, beating Tech 22-6. Michael Torres and Jordan Danks accounted for 10 of the Texas runs batted in. Torres went 5-for-6 with one home run, three runs and five RBI. Danks went 4-for-7 with one double, one triple and five RBI.
The Horns probably should have saved a few of those runs for day two of the series. Texas fell to the Red Raiders, 7-5, on Friday. Longhorn pitcher Kenn Kasparek went the deepest he'd gone all season with 85 pitches, allowing three runs on four hits and two walks while striking out five. Texas was up 4-3 when he left and Chance Ruffin (2-1) was saddled with the loss after he walked both of the batters he faced, both of whom made it across home plate after Ruffin had already been removed from the game.
On Saturday, though, Texas finished the series with a win, topping the Red Raiders 4-3. Riley Boening (1-0) missed all of the 2007 season, just as Kasparek did, and, just as Kasparek did the day before, logged his longest start of the season, yielding two runs on over 6.1 innings in the win. The Horns got all four of their runs in the top of the first on two-run homers from Brandon Belt and Preston Clark.
Texas returns to UFCU Disch-Falk Field for a 6:05 p.m. contest against Oral Roberts on Monday.
Also see Burnt Orange Glasses: Thursday Night Lights for Jeff Connor's music and pop-culture infused off-beat commentary on Texas baseball vs. Texas Tech.