Red Raiders outlast Texas baseball, 2-1; Horns’ six-game win steak snapped

Texas starter Nolan Kingham surrendered just two runs over seven innings but still slipped to 2-2 this season in the Texas baseball team's 2-1 home loss to No. 6 Texas Tech (photo courtesy of

By Steve Habel, Senior Editor

AUSTIN, Texas — There’s a different feel around the Texas baseball team these days, but if the Longhorns are going to take the next step forward, they have to make things happen against the best squads in the Big 12 Conference, a league that’s as tough as any in the country.

The Longhorns showed Friday night in a 2-1 loss to defending conference champ and sixth-ranked Texas Tech in warm and breezy conditions at UFCU Disch-Falk Field that while they have the skills to go toe to toe with one of the league’s heavyweights, they just might not yet be ready to land that knockout punch — not yet, at least.

Texas Tech’s Davis Martin and two relievers allowed just two hits and Michael Berglund doubled home the game-winner in the seventh inning for the Red Raiders (15-4, 1-0 in Big 12 play).

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Steve Habel

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 .

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