Texas pitcher Ty Culbreth stares at a new ball after giving up a 3-run home run to Dallas Baptist outfielder Justin Wall during the third inning of an NCAA baseball regional game at Horner Ballpark on Sunday, May 31, 2015, in Dallas. DBU won the elimination game by a score of 8-1. (Smiley N. Pool/The Dallas Morning News)

BEVO BEAT Baseball

Instant reaction: Texas 9 Stanford 0

Posted February 27th, 2016

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The headline: Culbreth strikes out 12 as Texas takes control of four-game series

Where it went right: The Horns exploded for a six-spot in the fourth inning, starting with three straight RBI by Nos. 7-9 hitters Travis Jones, Kody Clemens and Jake McKenzie. Later, Bret Boswell plated three more runs with a smoked shot over the wall in right field for his third career home run. That made it 7-0 Horns. 

The starter: Ty Culbreth had complete command of the zone, fanning 12 Stanford batters and carrying a no-hitter into the seventh inning. His bid at history ended on Nico Hoerner’s single up the middle. Prior to then, Culbreth had allowed only one other baserunner, on a fourth-inning error by catcher Michael Cantu, but Culbreth picked off the runner to end the inning. With a chance for a complete game shutout, Culbreth was taken out for the ninth for Kacy Clemens.

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Top hitter: Bret Boswell, 2-3, HR, 4 RBI.

Key stat: LF Tyler Jones and RF Jake McKenzie, who were filling in for injured players, were a combined 6-for-8 with four RBI.. 

Next: 12:30 p.m. Sunday against Stanford.

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