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Longhorns Shut Out Oklahoma to Even Series

Updated: Saturday, April 6 2013, 11:12 PM CDT

Junior left-hander Dillon Peters (Indianapolis, Ind./Cathedral HS) threw seven no-hit innings Saturday before allowing a leadoff double in the eighth as the Texas Longhorns shut out the No. 13 Oklahoma Sooners, 1-0, to even its Big 12 series. Freshman designated hitter Ben Johnson’s RBI single in the fifth provided the only run for the Longhorns in front of a season-high 6,902 fans at UFCU Disch-Falk Field.
 
Texas improved to 17-12 overall and 3-5 in Big 12 play while Oklahoma fell to 26-6 overall, 6-2 in conference. Peters finished with the two-hitter, striking five without allowing a walk. Dillon Overton (6-2) took the loss for the Sooners after going the distance with eight innings and giving up a run on five hits with three walks and six strikeouts.
 
With one out in the Texas fifth, freshman left fielder Mark Gottsacker singled to center before Brooks Marlow drew a walk. Johnson then hit a single to center to score Gottsacker.
 
Kolbey Carpenter broke up Peters’ no-hit big with a double to left in the eighth. Hector Lorenzana then hit a chopper back to Peters, who made a heads-up play and caught Carpenter in a rundown for the key out. Hunter Haley popped up to Peters on a bunt attempt before Garrett Carey singled to center for runners at first and second. UT closer Corey Knebel relieved Peters and struck out pinch-hitter Anthony Hermelyn swinging to end the threat.
 
Knebel picked up his seventh save of the season and the 35th of his career with 1 1/3 perfect innings with two strikeouts. He needs six saves to tie Huston Street (2002-04) for the school and Big 12 record for career saves.
 
The series concludes tomorrow at 2 p.m. with a telecast on Longhorn Network and radio on AM 1300 The Zone. Gametracker live stats will be available on TexasSports.com with live Twitter updates @Texas_Baseball.
 
Notes: Texas recorded a shutout over Oklahoma for the first time since a 5-0 shutout in Austin on April 29, 2011…this was only the second time in the all-time series that the game finished with a 1-0 score as Oklahoma won by a 1-0 score in Austin on May 10, 1910…this is the seventh time in 27 games since 2005 that Texas has shut out Oklahoma…Corey Knebel has not allowed a run in 11 appearances, dating back to March 5 against UTPA…during that span, Knebel has registered three wins and four saves (14 2/3 innings, three hits, five walks, 22 strikeouts)…this was the second time this season that Dillon Peters allowed only two hits in a start this season of five innings or more (5 2/3 innings on March 9 against UC Santa Barbara)…freshman shortstop C.J Hinojosa extended his hitting streak to nine games.Longhorns Shut Out Oklahoma to Even Series


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NBA

Monday's Games

Toronto 114, Philadelphia 103

Miami 115, Phoenix 98

Brooklyn 110, Golden State 108

L.A. Clippers 110, Minnesota 105

Dallas 102, New Orleans 93

Tuesday's Games

L.A. Lakers at Charlotte, 7 p.m.

Boston at Cleveland, 7 p.m.

Sacramento at New York, 7 p.m.

Houston at Atlanta, 7:30 p.m.

Washington at Chicago, 8 p.m.

Utah at Memphis, 8 p.m.

Milwaukee at Denver, 9 p.m.

NHL

Monday's Games

N.Y. Rangers 4, Nashville 1

Chicago 5, Carolina 2

San Jose 4, Montreal 0

Tuesday's Games

Nashville at New Jersey, 7 p.m.

Calgary at Philadelphia, 7 p.m.

Washington at Columbus, 7 p.m.

Buffalo at Tampa Bay, 7:30 p.m.

Toronto at Florida, 7:30 p.m.

Ottawa at Minnesota, 8 p.m.

N.Y. Islanders at Dallas, 8:30 p.m.

Anaheim at Arizona, 9 p.m.

Los Angeles at Edmonton, 9:30 p.m.

San Jose at Vancouver, 10 p.m.

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