Monday, June 8, 2009
Texas wastes little time lighting up scoreboard
AUSTIN, Texas -- Texas wasted little time jumping on TCU starter Tyler Lockwood for a quick 3-0 lead after one inning in the deciding game of the Austin Super Regional.
Texas coach Augie Garrido was able to use a binge of extra-base hits and some "small ball" to help account for the runs -- something the Longhorns couldn't do in their loss to the Horned Frogs on Sunday.
Michael Torres led off the inning with an infield hit and advanced on Travis Tucker's sacrifice. Torres scored when Brandon Belt tripled off the center-field wall.
Belt scored when Russell Moldenhauer grounded out.
Kevin Keyes capped off the inning with a long homer over the left-field wall to extend the lead to 3-0. Keyes ripped a fat 2-2 changeup for his seventh homer of the season.
The Longhorns have given freshman pitcher Taylor Jungmann a cushion to start the game. That offensive binge should help his confidence.