UT Arlington 6, Texas 5 (10)
At Globe Life Park in Arlington
Why Texas (13-8) lost: It was a collapse. Texas held a 5-2 lead entering the ninth, but it took three pitchers to get three outs. By then, UT Arlington had tied the game. In the 10th, Ty Culbreth, yet another reliever, served up a lead-off triple to Christian Holley, who scored with two outs on a wild pitch to win the game. In all, the Texas relievers that worked the final two innings — Ty Marlow, Kirby Bellow, Kyle Johnston, and Culbreth — allowed four runs on six hits.
Why UT Arlington (10-7) won: Texas Augie Garrido would tell you the Mavericks wanted it more. After the game, Garrido was asked by Craig Way what lessons he takes from the defeat. To which Garrido, clearly irritated with his team, responded, “Maybe the lesson is if you want to sleep, do it at home, not at the baseball field.”
Key stat: Texas RHP Kacy Clemens started and went four innings. He allowed one run on five hits. He struck out two and walked two. A solid performance, to be sure, but Clemens was probably in need of something better to improve his standing on the pitching staff. Josh Sawyer’s weekend spot could be up for grabs after he was knocked around early in Saturday’s extra-innings loss to West Virginia. Connor Mayes came on in relief and struck out 10 batters in 6 2/3 innings, giving pitching coach Skip Johnson something to think about as he sets this weekend’s rotation against Kansas State.
On deck: vs Kansas State, 6 p.m. Friday, 1300, LHN.
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