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No. 22 Texas struts past second-ranked LSU before raucous capacity crowd

Tate Shaw (4) and Ryan Reynolds (5) enjoy a moment as No. 22 Texas took it to No. 2 LSU in an 8-1 win in front of a capacity crowd at UFCU Disch-Falk Field Friday night (Photo courtesy of Texas Sports).

By Steve Habel, Senior Contributing Writer

AUSTIN – The strut is back in Texas baseball, rediscovered after an appearance in the College World Series last season and stoked through the first 11 games this year by a Longhorns’ team that makes its own breaks and exploits the mistakes made by opponents.

On Friday, even powerhouse No. 2 LSU got caught up in the Longhorns storm. No. 22 Texas produced a performance in a 8-1 victory over the Tigers that had jam-packed UFCU Disch-Falk Field buzzing despite the chilly conditions.

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 .