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Horns Illustrated Week in Review (April 7th-14th)

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The Horns Illustrated Week in Review covers all the University of Texas sporting events that took place this past week

 

Did you miss anything ‎Texas Longhorns related from the past 7 days? Don't worry, we will bring you up to speed.

 

Football

The University of Texas Longhorn football team will play their annual Orange-White Scrimmage on Saturday, April 19. Gates will open for the fan fest at 11 a.m. and kickoff for the scrimmage is scheduled for 1 p.m. The scrimmage will give Longhorn fans an opportunity to see the team under Coach Charlie Strong and the new coach staff before their fall season-opener against North Texas on August 30.

Junior quarterback David Ash will miss the rest of spring practice after he suffered a fracture during practice. Ash will undergo surgery this week and is expected to return in time for fall camp. With Ash's injury the Longhorns are down to three quarterbacks for the Orange-White Scrimmage on Saturday—Sophomore Tyrone Swoopes, Miles Onyegbule, and walk-on Trey Holtz (grandson of ESPN's Lou Holtz).

 

Baseball

The No.7 ranked University of Texas baseball team improved to 29-8 overall and 9-3 in Big 12 Conference play after sweeping the Oklahoma Sooners in a three-game series. On Sunday afternoon, Texas beat Oklahoma 8-1 in the final game of the series behind Nathan Thornhill despite a two-hour rain delay in the fifth inning. Thornhill pitched a complete game and allowed one run on five hits and a walk. Thornhill struck out six and improved to 6-0 with a 0.78 ERA in his senior year. He's allowed just five runs in 58 innings pitched and held his opponents to a .168 batting average.

In the first two games of the series, Texas won the matchups 10-8 (Friday) and 7-2 (Saturday). Texas will host UT-Arlington on Tuesday evening with first pitch scheduled for 6 p.m. central.


Golf

Former University of Texas golfer, and twenty-year old Jordan Spieth competed in his first Masters Tournament this week and finished tied for second at 5-under par. Going into the final round on Sunday, Spieth was tied with 2012 Masters winner Bubba Watson at 5-under. On Sunday, Watson shot a 69, while Spieth shot a 72.

Spieth was in a prime position to win the green jacket, and become the youngest player ever to win a major, after taking a two-shot lead at 8-under after the seventh hole. However, Spieth couldn't keep pace with Watson after the twenty-year old ran into trouble on holes 8 and 9.