Texas pitcher Morgan Cooper, shown in a file photo from 2014, got the start Tuesday night against Prairie View A&M.

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Instant reaction: Texas rallies but falls 5-4 at Texas A&M

Posted March 15th, 2016

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Where it went wrong: When Michael Barash took Ty Culbreth deep on the first at-bat of the ninth inning for a walk-off home run to left. Birk’s blast came after Texas erupted for four runs in the top half of the inning to force a tie.

The starter: The Aggies were an upgrade from Sam Houston State and Texas State, but Cooper was still decent in his third mid-week start. The right-hander was tagged with three of the four runs scored against him in six innings. He struck out three, including No. 3 hitter Boomer White, who had not struck out in his first 62 at-bats. The only walk Cooper issue came at the start of A&M’s two-run third. It’ll be interesting to see if Cooper gets promoted to the weekend for next week’s TCU series.

Top hitter: Kody Clemens, 1-4, 2B, 2 RBI. His ground rule double in the ninth made it 4-2.

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Key stat: Texas was 1 for 11 with runners in scoring position.

Next: 6 p.m., Friday vs. Tulane.

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