Texas took its first lead against No. 6 TCU on Friday in an innocuous fashion. Freshman shortstop Kody Clemens grounded into a double play, scoring freshman Tyler Rand from third but ending the Longhorns rally by clearing the bases. But the Longhorns weren’t done.
Texas rallied to tie it at 4-4 against Texas A&M on Tuesday but Aggies' catcher Michael Barash ended the rally seven pitches into the bottom of the ninth inning, smashing a 3-2 pitch over the left field wall to give the Aggies a 5-4 win in College Station.
Clutch hitting by the bottom of the order allowed the Longhorns to overcome a one-run deficit in the ninth inning, but it was not enough to down the No. 19 UCLA Bruins, who had the final say in a 5-4 walk-off win over the Longhorns in Los Angeles.