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Texas Baseball Sweeps Baylor

Updated: Sunday, April 6 2014, 09:41 PM CDT

For the second straight day the Texas baseball team received a dominant pitching performance, with Nathan Thornhill tossing eight shutout innings, and the No. 8/9 Longhorns completed a series sweep of Baylor with a 4-0 victory Sunday afternoon at UFCU Disch-Falk Field.
 
Texas (26-7, 6-3 Big 12) picked up its 11th win in the last 12 games, with Thornhill continuing a fantastic start to his senior season. The Cedar Park native picked up his career-high fifth win and lowered his ERA from 0.88 to 0.73, best in the Big 12.
 
Thornhill had perhaps his best outing all season, surrendering just two hits and facing two over the minimum in eight innings of work. He retired the side in order in the first, second, fifth and eighth innings, and got great defensive play behind him throughout.
 
Thornhill outdueled Baylor (15-16, 4-7 Big 12) starter Dillon Newman (3-2), who was saddled with the loss after allowing one run on three hits in six innings. Newman kept Texas hitless – and off the scoreboard – through the first four frames.
 
Texas broke though in the fifth, when Kacy Clemens led off with an infield single. After Zane Gurwitz moved the runner into scoring position on a sacrifice bunt, Brooks Marlow brought him in with a single up the middle to give Texas a 1-0 lead.
 
After Newman was lifted after six innings, Texas took advantage of Baylor’s bullpen in the seventh to break the game open. Gurwitz led off the inning with a single and moved to second on a sacrifice bunt, and Ben Johnson followed by bunting for a base hit. The Bears intentionally walked Mark Payton to load the bases and bring up Tres Barrera, who doubled to the gap in right center to score two runs.
 
The Horns loaded the bases again when Shaw drew a walk, and brought in the third run of the inning on a RBI groundout by C.J Hinojosa.
 
That would be all Thornhill would need, who has allowed just four earned runs all year and went eight innings in a start for the third time this season.
 
Texas, which is fielding at a .981 clip this season, got good defense throughout. Gurwitz made a slick, backhanded grab towards the third-base line to save a double in the first inning. Barrera threw out a runner trying to steal second to end the third, and another in the sixth. Payton had a highlight-reel play to end the sixth when he charged hard and made a diving grab in shallow center field.
 
Next up for the Longhorns is a Tuesday matchup with No. 12/18 Rice at UFCU Disch-Falk Field. The Longhorns will go for the season sweep at 7 p.m.
Texas Baseball Sweeps Baylor


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September 16, 2014 07:09 GMT

AMERICAN LEAGUE Monday's Games

Baltimore 5, Toronto 2

Tampa Bay 1, N.Y. Yankees 0

Kansas City 4, Chicago White Sox 3

Houston 3, Cleveland 1

Detroit 8, Minnesota 6

L.A. Angels 8, Seattle 1

Tuesday's Games

Toronto (Hutchison 10-11) at Baltimore (U.Jimenez 4-9), 7:05 p.m.

N.Y. Yankees (Pineda 3-4) at Tampa Bay (Odorizzi 10-12), 7:10 p.m.

Chicago White Sox (Bassitt 0-1) at Kansas City (Hendriks 1-2), 8:10 p.m.

Cleveland (Kluber 15-9) at Houston (Tropeano 1-0), 8:10 p.m.

Detroit (Porcello 15-11) at Minnesota (Nolasco 5-11), 8:10 p.m.

Seattle (Elias 10-12) at L.A. Angels (Cor.Rasmus 3-1), 10:05 p.m.

Texas (Tepesch 4-10) at Oakland (Kazmir 14-8), 10:05 p.m.

NATIONAL LEAGUE Monday's Games

Miami 6, N.Y. Mets 5

Washington 4, Atlanta 2

Chicago Cubs 1, Cincinnati 0

L.A. Dodgers 11, Colorado 3

Arizona 6, San Francisco 2

San Diego 1, Philadelphia 0

Tuesday's Games

Miami (Eovaldi 6-11) at N.Y. Mets (B.Colon 13-12), 7:10 p.m.

Washington (Roark 13-10) at Atlanta (Harang 11-10), 7:10 p.m.

Cincinnati (Cueto 18-8) at Chicago Cubs (Arrieta 8-5), 8:05 p.m.

Milwaukee (W.Peralta 16-10) at St. Louis (Lynn 15-9), 8:15 p.m.

L.A. Dodgers (Haren 13-10) at Colorado (Matzek 5-10), 8:40 p.m.

San Francisco (Peavy 5-4) at Arizona (Collmenter 10-7), 9:40 p.m.

Philadelphia (A.Burnett 8-16) at San Diego (Kennedy 10-13), 10:10 p.m.

INTERLEAGUE

Boston (Ranaudo 3-2) at Pittsburgh (Morton 5-12), 7:05 p.m.

NFL

Thursday's Game

Baltimore 26, Pittsburgh 6

Sunday's Games

Dallas 26, Tennessee 10

New England 30, Minnesota 7

Buffalo 29, Miami 10

Washington 41, Jacksonville 10

Arizona 25, N.Y. Giants 14

Cleveland 26, New Orleans 24

Cincinnati 24, Atlanta 10

Carolina 24, Detroit 7

San Diego 30, Seattle 21

St. Louis 19, Tampa Bay 17

Houston 30, Oakland 14

Denver 24, Kansas City 17

Green Bay 31, N.Y. Jets 24

Chicago 28, San Francisco 20

Monday's Game

Philadelphia 30, Indianapolis 27

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