Posted March 3rd, 2008 by Brian
Filed under: Baseball, Feature

The Texas Longhorns had a rough weekend at the Houston College Classic at Minute Maid Park but finished it off Sunday with an 8-7 win over the hometown [tag]Houston[/tag] Cougars.

The Horns went into the seventh inning with a 6-1 lead thanks mainly to a three-run [tag]Cameron Rupp[/tag] single in the first and a two-run homer in the fifth by first baseman [tag]Brandon Belt[/tag]. Texas starter [tag]Cole Green[/tag] pitched six strong innings before fading quickly in the seventh and giving up four runs before being pulled. The Cougars added two more runs in the top of the ninth to send the game into extra innings.

In the bottom of the tenth, freshman [tag]Connor Rowe[/tag] played the role of hero by singling in the game-winning run in his first college at bat. Rowe knocked the 2-0 pitch into centerfield to easily score David Hernandez from third base and give the Longhorns the much needed win.

Check out video highlights from the Houston Chronicle below:

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    Carol

    Can someone out here in Longhorn country help me understand why Augie continues to pitch Kyle Walker?

    Does anyone have a clue why that option enters into the game, especially at such a critical game?

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