Junior pitcher Chase Shugart talks to the media on Jan. 26, 2018. RALPH BARRERA / AMERICAN-STATESMAN

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The Final Pitch: Texas 5, Louisiana-Lafayette 3

Posted February 17th, 2018


Austin Todd hit a walk-off home run to lift Texas to a 5-3 win over Louisiana-Lafayette at UFCU Disch-Falk Field on Saturday.

Kody Clemens’ second RBI of the game gave Texas a 2-1 lead in the fifth inning, but the Ragin’ Cajuns scored twice in the ninth inning’s top half. Masen Hibbeler, however, countered with a game-tying single in the bottom of the ninth before Todd hit a two-run shot over the fence in left field.

The ninth-inning slip-up spoiled Texas junior Chase Shugart’s debut as a starting pitcher. Shugart, who began his collegiate career with 61 appearances out of UT’s bullpen, threw 83 pitches over 6.2 innings. He allowed only three hits and an unearned run.


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Texas (2-0) and Louisiana-Lafayette (0-2) will wrap up their three-game series at 1 p.m. on Sunday. Texas opened its year with a 3-0 shutout of the Ragin’ Cajuns on Friday.

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