Texas 6, Kansas State 1
Why Texas (16-8, 5-1) won: Tied 1-1, Texas erupted for three runs in the fifth. Zane Gurwitz, who drew a nine-pitch walk, scored from first on Ben Johnson’s double to left field. The next batter, Collin Shaw, hit an 0-2 pitch out of the park to right field for a 4-1 lead.
Why Kansas State (11-12, 0-3) lost: K-State managed just two hits, both coming off of Texas starter Kacy Clemens. Clemens worked five whole innings for the win, but admittedly did not have his best off-speed stuff. At the plate, Clemens, the designated hitter, was 0-for-2 with a walk and a run.
Key stat: Two: The number of would-be base runners Texas catcher Michael Cantu threw out in two chances. Cantu’s strikes ended K-State scoring threats in the first and second innings.
On deck: at Texas State, 6 p.m. Tuesday, 1300.
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