CORAL GABLES, Fl. — Texas played high-level smart baseball to win all three games of the Coral Gables Regional against Louisiana (4-1), and Miami twice (4-2, 10-6).
In the final game against Miami every Texas player in the lineup scored, mostly in the third inning that saw nine runs cross the plate, four from a Jalin Flores’ grand slam home run. Flores went 1-3 and walked once.
Dylan Campbell hit in his 38th consecutive game.
With the exception of Porter Brown and Eric Kennedy, every Texas player had one hit in the game. Jack O’Dowd had two hits, though Brown and Kennedy both scored because they had walks. Remember, a walk is as good as a hit.
“Do I care if he walks? No I do not! He gets on base” MoneyBall
Tanner Witt started the game, threw two innings, faced 10 batters, struck out one, and gave up three runs. Charlie Hurley took the mound to start the third, threw 4.1 innings, faced 20 batters, threw 74 pitches (45 strikes), gave up four hits, three runs, and struck out 2. Hurley gets the win for the game after Texas scored nine runs in the third inning.
Zane Morehouse relieved Hurley in the seventh and was on fire. Morehouse in 2.1 innings faced 10 batters, threw 42 pitches (26 strikes), gave up just one hit, walked only one, and struck out seven batters. Seven out of the 10 batters he faced.
Here is the even better story. The final three outs of the ninth inning were strikeouts by Morehouse.
Texas will now face the winner of the Stanford and Texas A&M game in the Super Regionals