Texas 5, Kansas State 3
Why Texas (14-8, 3-1) won: The bats came alive in the eighth, with Texas scratching out three runs and coming from behind. Bret Boswell (left-center) and Michael Cantu (right-center) doubled to start the inning before Kacy Clemens came through with his first hit of the season. K-State right fielder Clayton Dalrymple couldn’t field the ball cleanly on Clemens’ single, leading to the second run of the inning. Collin Shaw gave Texas’ bullpen a two-run cushion with a RBI single to right.
Why Kansas State (11-10, 0-1) lost: Its pitching wasn’t great. Nate Griep, the Big 12’s leader in innings pitched, walked six batters in five innings but kept the Wildcats in the game. Reliever Brandon Courville was clean through two innings before serving up eighth-inning doubles to Boswell and Cantu and getting pulled.
Key stat: Texas committed three errors, leading to two unearned runs against starter Parker French. Bret Boswell committed two fielding errors at third, and French unwisely hurried a throw to first that missed the mark.
On deck: vs Kansas State, 7:50 p.m. Saturday, 1300, LHN.
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