Here’s a quick look at the Texas Longhorns’ 4-2 loss to No. 13 Oklahoma in front of 6,246 fans at UFCU Disch-Falk Field on Sunday afternoon:
Why Texas lost: The Longhorns led for the majority of the game behind the great pitching of Nathan Thornhill, but the Sooners pounced when the Horns brought in closer Corey Knebel in the eighth. Against five Sooner pitchers on Sunday, Texas tallied just four hits while striking out 11 times. Texas’ lone rally came in the third inning, when Erich Weiss hit a triple to deep center field, scoring Brooks Marlow and Ben Johnson. Despite being shut down by the OU committee, the Horns were in position to win the game and the series against the top team in the Big 12 until Knebel’s eighth-inning command issues opened the door for the Sooners to get out of Austin with a rubber-game win.
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