Horns down: Aggies’ Stubblefield is too tough for Texas in 3-2 win
HOUSTON – Given the fact that, as both teams continually declare, there is nothing overly important about the aborted (and now restarted) rivalry between Texas and Texas A&M, the Aggies 3-2 win against the Longhorns in the first championship game at the NCAA Houston Regional Sunday at Rice’s Reckling Park was just another example of a good team with its collective back against the wall beating another good squad that had a little breathing room.
But the bottom line is that there are still plenty of emotions surrounding any game between these two schools. Such was illustrated in the moments after the game when A&M freshman lefthander Tyler Stubblefield, fresh off a complete-game, nine-strikeout, 134-pitch win over Texas, stared into the UT dugout and flashed the “horns down” sign.
Stubblefield’s demonstration might be shrugged off as youthful exuberance and should take nothing away from his scintillating performance on the mound.