I made the trek up I-35 to Waco to catch the Texas/Baylor football game…err baseball game. It was a great fall day in Waco to get in a 14 inning scrimmage between two Big 12 opponent.
Skip Johnson started Chance Ruffin on the mound while Steve Smith countered with a Freshman Logan Verrett. In 3 innings of Work for Ruffin he gave up five hits and three runs while two of those runs were earned. Verrett on the other hand was very impressive in keeping the Longhorn hitters off balance. In 4 innings of work Verrett gave up up three hits, a walk and struck out two Longhorns.
In the 4th inning for Texas, Taylor Jungmann came into the ballgame and made his Longhorn debut. He looked really good on the mound for 3 innings as he only gave up two hits while striking out six. Taylor did get nailed with a line drive right off his chest in the 4th but stayed in the ball game to finish off his debut. Baylor then sent in another freshman Trent Black who did a nice job of also keeping the longhorn hitters off balance. The only longhorn who recorded multiple hits was Tant Shepherd as he was able to get hits off of Verrett in the 2nd and the 4th.
Baylor held a 3-0 lead until the 7th as Texas was able to scratch across two runners and then in the bottom of the 8th when Hansen took a Workman pitch deep to right-center field just right of the green monster. The score would hold through the 10th as Texas in the 11th was able to get to the Baylor Pitching Staff. The final score ended up being Texas 9 Baylor 4.
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