Husker BaseballAustin, TX - The #12 Texas Longhorns (17-8, 4-4) have one of the most potent offenses in the country.  Coming into this series they averaged near 9 runs per game and had a team average over .320 and tonight Thad Weber completely shut them down.  The #15 Huskers (21-3-1, 7-0-1) defeated the Longhorns 2-0 to remain undefeated in the conference and clinch the series win.

Thad allowed just 5 baserunners all night.  Two hits, two walks and 1 error was all Texas could muster on the day.  They had 1 runner reach 3rd base all night (3rd inning) and one of the two hits was the very first Texas batter of the game (Michael Torres).  On the day, Weber struck out 5 batters including the final out of the game while throwing just 108 pitches.

The Huskers offense all came in the 6th inning.  Ben Kline ripped a double to right center to start off the inning, but in a scary moment twisted his knee trying to stop at second and went down in pain.  After a few minutes the sting wore off and Kline was able to finish the game. 

With one out in the 6th, Jake Mort hit a blooper to left field just in front of a diving Torres and was then able to roll into second for the double when the ball got away on the dive.  Senior Jake Opitz was then able to battle from behind in the count and coax a walk to put runners on 1st and 2nd with 2 outs.  Mitch Abeita then worked the count full so the runners would be running on the pitch and grounded a soft base hit right back up the middle that scored Mort and moved Opitz to third.  Corriston came up next and drilled a 0-1 pitch over the left fielder’s head for an RBI double scoring Opitz.

That was all the runs they would get, but that was more than Weber needed who only allowed 1 baserunner after the 6th.

The Huskers go for the series sweep tomorrow in Austin at 1:00 pm sending Junior Aaron Pribanic (2-0, 1.44 ERA) to the hill.

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