Brooks Marlow started his collegiate career with a bang. Unlike any other player in the 127 years of Longhorn baseball, the freshman second baseman clubbed a pair of home runs in his first two official at-bats this season. The feat pushed the Longhorns to a 4-0 victory in the opening game of a weather-provoked doubleheader against Duke Feb. 20. In the second game, Marlow propelled the team to a 3-2 lead when he sacrificed a fly ball to left field, allowing teammate Tim Maitland to score at the bottom of the second. The Longhorns won, 5-2.
“It doesn’t get any better than that, especially for a little second baseman,” senior third baseman Kevin Lusson chides.
The conference acknowledged Marlow’s record first-game effort by naming him the Phillips 66 Big 12 Newcomer of the Week. “Brooks’ start proved that good hitting isn’t about size or how much you can lift in…
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