“It was the little things that separated his teams from other teams,” he said. “Doing things right, two-0ut hitting. Those things mattered to him," said Philadelphia Phillies catcher Cameron Rupp remembering his former coach Augie Garrido. (Stephen Spillman for AMERICAN-STATESMAN)

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Instant reaction: TCU 8, Texas 2 — season is over two wins shy of Big 12 title

Posted May 28th, 2016


Where it went wrong: When TCU’s Luken Baker stepped to the plate in the fifth. The hulking freshman took Beau Ridgeway deep for a 431-foot three-run blast that hit a railing above a LED scoreboard in left field. The ball then kept moving and hit a Hampton Inn & Suites across the street. Baker’s homer gave TCU a 4-2 lead, and the Frogs blew it open with three more runs in the sixth.

The starter: Operating on two days of rest, Ty Culbreth threw 34 pitches and worked 2 2/3 innings before six relievers finished the deal. Culbreth gave up four hits, and the lone run he allowed came after Ridgeway had taken over.

Top hitter: Bret Boswell, 3-3, RBI.


Key stat: Texas finishes the season 25-32, matching the 1998 team for the most losses in school history.


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