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Texas baseball pulls off comeback to open series with OU

Posted April 13th, 2018

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A two-run double by Masen Hibbeler lifted the Texas baseball team to a comeback, 7-6, win over Oklahoma on Friday night in Norman, Okla.

The Longhorns trailed by three runs at multiple points in the game but finished by scoring at least a run in each of the final four innings.

Texas (23-13, 10-3 Big 12) scored three runs in the ninth off Oklahoma pitcher Austin Hansen. Tate Shaw singled to score Michael McCann before Hibbeler gave Texas the lead.

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The day started out with the unexpected news of Nolan Kingham missing the start due to an academic attendance violation.

Bryce Elder got his first career start instead and posted a decent performance. He allowed four runs on eight hits through five innings.

The Texas bats got hot on the way to a fifth straight Big 12 win. The Longhorns had 12 hits, including five that went for extra bases.

Kody Clemens and Zach Zubia each hit home runs while David Hamilton went 3-for-4 with a double and a run scored. D.J. Petrinsky went 1-for-2 with a run scored and a triple.

Hibbeler and Duke Ellis each had two hits. Ellis scored a run and drove home another.

Three Sooners went 3-for-5 as Oklahoma pounded out 13 hits. Steele Walker went 2-for-3 with three runs scored, a home run and two RBIs. Brylie Ware also drove in two runs as he went 3-for-5 with a double.

Matteo Bocchi picked up the win, allowing no runs on no hits in on inning. Andy McGuire earned his team-leading fifth save of the season.

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