UT pitcher Josh Sawyer on the first day of practice at UFCU Disch-Falk Field on Friday January 29, 2016. JAY JANNER / AMERICAN-STATESMAN

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RHP Nolan Kingham to start against Stanford; Sawyer out

Posted February 24th, 2016

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Scratching plans it announced earlier on Wednesday, Texas is now saying Nolan Kingham will start Thursday’s game at Stanford.

Josh Sawyer, who was originally expected to start, is dealing with a sore arm, a team spokesman said. He threw two scoreless innings in a 4-3 12-inning loss to UNLV on Friday.

Kingham, a freshman from Las Vegas, worked the final two innings of Saturday’s 11-2 win. He allowed one hit and struck out one.

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The rest of the rotation will remain the same as it was last weekend. Kyle Johnston will throw Friday followed by Ty Culbreth and Connor Mayes.

Stanford (3-1) will counter, in order, with LHP Kris Bubic (0-0, 0.00), RHP Tristan Beck (1-0, 0.00), LHP Chris Castellanos (1-0, 1.50), and RHP Brett Hanewich (1-0, 0.00).

Stanford took two of three against Cal State Fullerton to open the season and followed with a win on Monday at UC Davis.

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