Tech-UT: Horns finally break out the brooms

By Glenn Tanner - April 15, 2007

In a game completed in less than two and a half hours even with the bee delay, Texas broomed Texas Tech out of Austin with a 4-2 win.

Texas improves their record to 31-10, 12-3 in conference, and 5-5 on Sundays. Because of those Sunday struggles, this is only the Longhorns' third weekend sweep of the season.

After two games where every starter reached base at least once, the Longhorn offense did just enough today. Only Jordan Danks (3-for-4, 2 ribbies) had more than one hit, as hard luck loser Colt Hynes pitched his tail off for six innings.

Texas closer Randy Boone will actually get the win, his first of the season. Boone worked a very, very quick three innings, retiring all nine hitters he faced on just 22 pitches.

Also of note: Chance Wheeless went 0-for-3 to end his hitting streak at 17, eighth-longest in UT history.

Texas Tech drops to 22-16 on the season and 5-9 in the Big XII. The Red Raiders do get their next five games at home, though, with New Mexico and College of the Southwest visiting Lubbock for single midweek games, and Kansas coming in for the weekend.

Texas hits the road for four games, all of which will be televised. The Horns will go for 11 wins in a row against Rice Tuesday, then head to Nebraska for the weekend. The Rice game and the Friday night game will air live on CSTV. The other two Nebraska games will air on a couple of lesser networks that will go unmentioned. As they say in the biz, check your local listings...

Posted by Glenn Tanner at 04:43 PM on April 15, 2007

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