Baseball: Texas Shut Out by Nebraska

The Longhorns dropped a 2-0 decision to the Cornhuskers on Saturday in Game 2 of Texas' three-game series. After losing Friday's game as well, Texas will try to avoid the sweep on Sunday.

The No. 13 Texas Longhorns dropped a pitching duel to the No. 19 Nebraska Cornhuskers in Big 12 Conference baseball action Saturday evening at UFCU Disch-Falk Field.

Austin Wood (2-2) was saddled with the loss despite yielding just two runs on six hits and two walks while striking out one over 6.1 innings. Cole Green pitched 2.2 scoreless innings, allowing just one hit while striking out three.

Nebraska 's Thad Weber (5-1) held the Longhorns to two hits and two walks while striking out five in the complete-game shutout.

The Cornhuskers did all their damage in the sixth inning. With two outs, Jake Mort hit a double to leftfield with his ball eluding a diving Michael Torres in leftfield. Jake Opitz drew a walk to put runners at first and second. Mitch Abeita singled up the middle, plating Mort to break the scoring seal. Craig Corriston closed out the rally with a double to leftfield, driving in Opitz.

Torres hit a leadoff single in the first inning to extend his hit streak to 12 games.

Abeita went 2-for-4 with an RBI for Nebraska

The Longhorns look to avoid the three-game sweep on Sunday when they host the Cornhuskers in a 1 p.m. contest at UFCU Disch-Falk Field.

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