14 runs, 17 hits. Can you hear that note reverb around the nation? Let's hope it has sustain, man!
Weird game. Texas comes in for the first three innings, scores four runs against Johnny Dorn and it looks like they're going to tear up the place. Fourth inning comes along and Huskers finally score as Bryce Nimmo comes home on a DJ Belfonte double. Dorn shuts down the Texas offense with three straight ground outs, then does it again in the fifth as the Husker score four runs.
After that, it's all Husker. Dorn allows a double, then it's Dan Jennings to the mound and he proceeds to mow down the Texas batters. Jennings didn't allow a hit and struck out four, finishing the game. Meanwhile, the Huskers continued to score, putting up four runs in the seventh and eighth innings.
Dan Johnston finished three for three, with two runs, and two RBI. Ben Kline finished three for five, with one run and two RBI. Five other Husker finished with two hits apiece.
Texas used six different pitchers, starting with Kenn Kasparek who gave up four earned runs on five hits in 4.1 innings of work. Brandon Workman didn't fare much better, pitching 1.2 innings and giving up six hits and three runs, two of them earned.
The result - 17 hits, 14 runs for the Huskers to four runs, seven hits and three errors for the Longhorns.
With today's win, Nebraska leads the series 13-9 at Austin. Is there another team in the nation that has a winning percentage in Austin against the Longhorns?
The key word for the weekend is sustain!
Just in case you're wondering what sustain is.