Texas infielder Masen Hibbeler (7) reacts after striking out against Lamar at UFCU Disch-Falk Field on Feb. 21, 2018. NICK WAGNER / AMERICAN-STATESMAN

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The Final Pitch: Northwestern 6, Texas 2

Posted March 2nd, 2018

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On Friday night, Texas opened a four-game series against Northwestern with a four-run loss at UFCU Disch-Falk Field.

Texas and Northwestern were tied after the fourth frame, but four runs over the next two innings knocked UT and Longhorn starting pitcher Chase Shugart into a 5-2 hole. Northwestern broke a 1-1 tie with Jack Kelly’s two-run double. Jack Dunn later led off the sixth session with a home run.

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Texas designated hitter Zach Zubia was 2-for-3 with a walk and a RBI. The Longhorns (5-4) stranded a runner at third base in three different innings.

Northwestern (3-4) will return to UT’s campus at 1:30 p.m. on Saturday for a double-header. Both games will be nine-inning contests.

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