Sunday, May 13, 2007

No. 7 Texas cruises to 10-4 win over Arkansas-Pine Bluff!


It was one of those occasions that Texas fans don't see very often. For some, it may have been a first: Longhorns cheering for the Oklahoma Sooners.

However strange that may sound, it was the case Saturday at UFCU Disch-Falk Field as the score of Oklahoma's game with Missouri was announced during Texas' game against Arkansas-Pine Bluff.

Oklahoma won 5-0, boosting the Longhorns' chances for a second consecutive Big 12 Conference title. The Longhorns' "magic number" dropped to two. Two victories by Texas (39-14, 18-6) next weekend against Texas A&M — or two more losses by second-place Missouri (34-14, 15-8) — would clinch the title for Texas. Missouri has four conference games left.

In the meantime, the Longhorns defeated Arkansas-Pine Bluff 10-4 in a nonconference game intended to keep Texas sharp before the A&M series, which begins Friday in College Station.

"We wanted to see how we could stay focused and concentrate," UT coach Augie Garrido said.

Russell Moldenhauer went 3 for 3 and drove in four runs for the Horns.

"This was one of my better days on the year," he said.

Moldenhauer hit his fifth home run of the season in the fifth inning to give Texas a 9-0 lead.

After he singled to make it a 10-0 game in the sixth, Arkansas-Pine Bluff tagged Josh Prince for four runs on three hits in the seventh.

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