UT baseball hammers Sam Houston State, 12-3, after getting swept at home

Sophomore Morgan Cooper gave up three hits and no walks and struck out eight over six scoreless innings to lead the Longhorns to a 12-3 win over Sam Houston State (photo courtesy of texassports.com).
Sophomore Morgan Cooper gave up three hits and no walks and struck out eight over six scoreless innings to lead the Longhorns to a 12-3 win over Sam Houston State (photo courtesy of texassports.com).

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.

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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

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