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: Horns blanked 3-0 by OSU in game one of doubleheader

Posted April 30th, 2016

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Where it went wrong: In the fifth, Texas starter Morgan Cooper walked the leadoff batter and then couldn’t handle a sacrifice bunt. That put two on with no outs, and Oklahoma State scored its lone run that inning without hitting the ball out of the infield.

The starter: Cooper had one of his better outings of the season, tying a career-high in strikeouts with eight. He went six innings, which also matched his career-high, and allowed just two hits. His only costly miscues came in the fifth, which are explained above.

Top hitter: Travis Jones, 3-4.

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Key Stat: OSU starter Thomas Hatch retired nine batters in a row before Travis Jones singled in the sixth. Hatched worked a complete game and lowered his ERA to 1.52.

Next:  6:05 p.m. Saturday vs Oklahoma State.

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