It took them longer than they may have liked, but the No. 6 Longhorns got just enough out of their offense in the weekend finale against Texas Tech, rallying back in the eighth inning to top the Red Raiders 3-1, giving Texas a 2-1 series victory.
Starting pitching isn’t the problem. Closing a game out in the ninth isn’t, either. But if the No. 6 Longhorns have an Achilles’ heel, it’s that their pitching sometimes falls apart in the middle innings.
After four innings of missed opportunities and sheer bad luck — a few robbed hits, two long balls that fell short at the warning track and a strong wind that kept just about everything in play — Texas finally found a way to start a scoring rally.