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Horns Illustrated Week in Review (June 9th-16th)

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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.

 

Baseball

The University of Texas Longhorn baseball team dropped their College World Series opener to UC Irvine 3-1 on Saturday afternoon. Texas led for a majority of the game after taking a 1-0 lead in the second inning through Zane Gurwitz's bunt-single that scored Collin Shaw. The Longhorns could have scored more runs on UC Irvine pitcher Andrew Morales, but Morales stranded 10 Longhorn runners on base. The Longhorns left a total of 12 runners on base, including eight runners in scoring position for the game.

The Anteaters finally got to Nathan Thornhill in the bottom of the eighth inning, who pitched seven shutout innings, and rallied to score three unanswered runs. Thornhill pitched 7.1 innings and surrendered two earned runs on six hits and a walked batter.

Texas will face Louisville at 2 p.m. today (June 16) in an elimination contest. Louisville lost to Vanderbilt, 5-3, in their opening game of the College World Series.

 

Track and Field-2014 NCAA Outdoor Championships 

The University of Texas Longhorn Men and Women's Track and Field teams competed in Eugene, Oregon on June 11-14 in the 2014 NCAA Outdoor Championships.

The four-day meet was hosted at Hayward Field. The Women's team had a fantastic meet and finished runner-up in the team standings, to record their best finish at the NCAA Outdoor Championship since 2006 when they won the title.

The Texas A&M Women's team finished with 75 points to capture the title. Texas came up just short with 66 points. Oregon finished in third place with 59 points. Coming into the Outdoor Championship, the Texas women were one of the favorites to win the title after they finished in second place, one point behind Oregon, at the Indoor Championships in March.

The Longhorn women had three individual titles at the meet. Courtney Okolo won the 400-meter run on Friday. Marielle Hall won the 5,000 meter run on Saturday with a time of 15 minutes, and 35.11 seconds. The women's 4 x 400 Relay team, consisting of Briana Nelson, Kendall Baisden, Morolake Akinosun and Okolo, won the event. The relay team set the meet-record with a time of 3:24.21, and also posted the second-fastest time in collegiate history.

The Texas Longhorn Men's track team finished in 11th place with 19.5 points. Oregon won the men's title with 88 points, and Florida finished in second with 70 points.