Texas beats Baylor for first sweep in Big 12 play since 2012


By Christian Corona

For the first time since taking three in a row from Oklahoma more than two years ago, Texas swept a team in Big 12 play by beating Baylor, 4-0, on Sunday afternoon at Disch-Falk Field.

The Longhorns had played 17 series against Big 12 opponents -– going 21-30 in those series -– since their last sweep. Mark Payton hit a two-out, full-count bases-clearing walk-off double down the left field line to give Texas a 5-4 win in Friday’s series opener before Dillon Peters struck out a career-high nine batters in the Longhorns’ 6-3 victory over the Bears Saturday.

“I think what we demonstrated over the weekend was three different ways to win a ballgame,” said head coach Augie Garrido. “There’s something in us as humans that, we stay in our way of

James Schleicher

James Schleicher is the publisher of Horns Illustrated magazine. He's also a fifth generation Texan and lifelong Austinite. Follow @HornsIllus twitter to keep up with all things Horns Illustrated.

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