UT catcher Michael McCann, right, is congratulated by pitcher Morgan Cooper after the win over UConn at UFCU Disch-Falk Field on Sunday February 26, 2017. JAY JANNER / AMERICAN-STATESMAN

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The Final Pitch: Texas 4, Texas A&M 3

Posted March 14th, 2017

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With nationally-ranked Texas A&M in Austin for the first time since 2012, Texas extended its winning streak to six games with a 4-3 conquest in front of an announced crowd of 6,985.

Texas (13-6) was hit-less over the first three innings, but the Longhorns woke up after falling behind 1-0. Over the course of the fourth and fifth frames, Texas collected four hits and four runs. During that span of time, the Longhorns were also aided by four Aggie errors and a balk.

Texas A&M, which is ranked 17th in D1Baseball.com’s national poll, attempted to rally in the eighth inning. After loading the bases with no outs, Texas A&M (14-4) scored twice but Longhorn first baseman Kacy Clemens cut down the tying run at home plate on a bunt attempt. In the ninth inning, Texas reliever Chase Shugart recorded two game-ending outs after the Aggies got a runner to second base.

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Texas returns to UFCU Disch-Falk Field on Friday for the opener of a three-game series with Texas Tech. It will be the first Big 12 game of the spring for both schools.

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