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Hollingsworth, Shaw lead Horns Baseball past West Virginia

Chad Hollingsworth pitching against West Virginia (Photo: UT Athletics Photography).

Chad Hollingsworth pitching against West Virginia (Photo: UT Athletics Photography).

By Steve Habel/Senior Editor

AUSTIN – Texas pitcher Chad Hollingsworth scattered five hits over seven innings despite being unable to locate his breaking pitch and Collin Shaw had two hits and two RBI as the 16th-ranked Longhorns pushed past West Virginia 5-1 on Sunday at UFCU Disch-Falk Field to win the rubber game of the two teams’ Big 12 opening series.

It’s the first time since a three-game sweep at Oklahoma in 2012 that Texas has won a conference-opening series.

Texas broke up the scoreless

Steve Habel is a senior contributing writer for Horns Illustrated. He has covered Texas sports since 1989 and was this magazine’s senior editor for 24 years. You can follow him on twitter @stevehabel .