KSU-UT: Wow, That Didn't Last Long

By Glenn Tanner - March 25, 2007

Augie Garrido always preaches about how important it is to answer after your opponent scores. The Longhorns definitely practiced his preaching in the fifth. After KSU hung five on the board in the top of the inning, Texas bettered that with six in the bottom half and now leads 9-6.

Texas immediately rallied in the bottom of the fifth. Chance Wheeless reached on a leadoff HBP and Jordan Danks put runners on the corners with a single. Brad Suttle walked to load 'em up, and K-State starter Ben Hornbeck hit Kyle Russell with a pitch to make it 5-4. Justin Murray, KSU's midweek starter, came on in relief, but he wasn't much help. Preston Clark lined a bases-clearing triple over the center fielder's head, then scored on a sac fly to make it 8-6. The sixth run of the inning came across thanks to Travis Tucker's squeeze bunt.

Texas has the oddest scoring theme song ever. Remember the old Nintendo game RBI Baseball? Remember the dopey little song it played when someone scored? That's what plays over the Disch-Falk PA system when Texas scores. It's surreal to see several thousand people standing and clapping along with that.

Posted by Glenn Tanner at 03:54 PM on March 25, 2007

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