UT baseball hammers Sam Houston State, 12-3, after getting swept at home
By Blanche Schaefer
AUSTIN, Texas — After suffering the rare indignity of getting swept in a four-game series at home, the University of Texas baseball team bounced back Tuesday with a 12-3 pummeling of Sam Houston State. Second baseman Joe Baker, first baseman Kacy Clemens and center fielder Zane Gurwitz each had a three-hit night, and third baseman Kody Clemens had his crack at the long ball in the fourth inning with a two-run homer, his first of the season. The Texas offense produced a five-run fifth inning and never relinquished the lead.
UT sophomore righty Morgan Cooper pitched a stellar six innings, striking out eight and allowing only three hits to pick up his first victory of the season.
The victory was a much-needed rebound for the Longhorns after they lost each game in a four-game home series at UCFU Disch-Falk Field. Texas head coach Augie Garrido’s explanation is