21 Feb

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UT baseball improves to 2-1 with 7-0 win against UNLV

Coach Augie Garrido watched the Longhorns pick up their second win of the season with a 7-0 shutout of UNLV (photo courtesy of texassports.com).

Coach Augie Garrido watched the Longhorns pick up their second win of the season with a 7-0 shutout of UNLV (photo courtesy of texassports.com).

By Steve Habel/Senior Editor

AUSTIN, Texas — Two dominant performances in two days against a middling opponent might not be an accurate indication of how good the Texas baseball team will be as the season progresses. But Longhorn coach Augie Garrido said the wins — capped by a 7-0 whitewashing Sunday afternoon of the UNLV Rebels at UFCU Disch-Falk Field — showed the kind of attitude that has been prevalent in the Texas camp during fall and preseason practices.

“These past two games have been the kind of play we hoped we would see, and that we expected entering the season,” Garrido said. “On opening night, the players were a little keyed up and excited, and felt the burden of the responsibility of playing for the University of Texas, but these last two games, we’ve seen the approach we need to be successful.”

After losing the season-opener

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 .