Baseball earns much-needed series win over Kansas State

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Freshman Kody Clemens hit a home run in each of the Longhorns' victories at Kansas State (photo courtesy of texassports.com).
Freshman Kody Clemens hit a home run in each of the Longhorns' victories at Kansas State (photo courtesy of texassports.com).

By Blanche Schaefer

MANHATTAN, Kan. — An offensive outburst against Kansas State came at just the right time for the slumping Longhorns. Six home runs over three games in Manhattan powered Texas to its first series victory in two weeks, improving UT’s conference record to 5-4.

Kacy and Kody Clemens each hit a two-run home run to lead the power surge Friday night to help Texas win the first game of the series, 6-3. The Longhorns added a couple more runs on an RBI single from junior second baseman Zane Gurwitz in the second inning and a fielding error in the fourth. Sophomore right-hander Morgan Cooper pitched six strong innings, allowing one run on four hits with seven strikeouts to improve his record to 5-2.

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Cooper kept Kansas State’s offense off-balance, and

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