AUSTIN, Texas (AP) The most dangerous offensive team in the country was rendered harmless on Sunday.
Tennessee Tech managed just three hits, a season-low, against Texas pitchers Chase Shugart and Blair Henley as the Longhorns won 4-2 to even their NCAA Tournament best-of-three super regional series at one victory apiece.
Game 3 is on Monday.
All-American Kody Clemens drove in two runs, one with his 23rd home run of the season for Texas (41-21).
Tech (53-11) leads the nation in several categories, including runs (more than 10 a game) and home runs.
The Golden Eagles managed two hits and one unearned run in six innings against Shugart (6-3). The three total hits in the game were Tech’s fewest since Feb. 27, 2015, when they had one hit against Northern Illinois.
“The guy was dynamite,” Tech coach Matt Bragga said. “Their pitchers were phenomenal. But I think we were a little bit tight.”
Shugart threw 99 pitches, striking out five against five walks.
“Going into today, coach (David Pierce) just said empty the tank,” Shugart said. “‘If we have to go to Blair in the fifth we’ll go to Blair in the fifth.’ Their hitters did a really good job of fighting off 0-2 pitches and getting deep into the count. It was really driving me nuts, but they’re a good hitting team.”
The Longhorns jumped ahead 2-0 after
Article source: https://www.foxsports.com/other/story/clemens-shugart-lead-texas-past-tennessee-tech-4-2-061018
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