28 Feb

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Habe on the ‘Horns: Horns baseball team shows grit over first two weeks

Sophomore Kyle Johnston appears able to succeed as a starter after serving as a reliever last year in his first season at UT (photo courtesy of texassports.com).

Sophomore Kyle Johnston appears able to succeed as a starter after serving as a reliever last year in his first season at UT (photo courtesy of texassports.com).

By Steve Habel/Senior Editor

Nothing is easy in baseball, so you’ll have to excuse Texas’ somewhat mediocre record after the first two weeks of the 2016 season. Expect the Longhorns to be better than their 4-3 record through their initial seven games shows, with lessons learned along the way and plenty of sage advice from venerable coach Augie Garrido.

It has been either feast or famine for the Longhorns in six of their first seven games, with the exception being Sunday’s 11-1 loss to Stanford that allowed the Cardinal to escape Austin with a split of the teams’ annual four-game series.

The setback Sunday was the first time

 

 

 

 

 

 

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 .