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Texas to Tussle with Aggies

Updated: Friday, May 30 2014, 11:06 AM CDT

Six of the players on UT's 27-man postseason roster are from the greater Houston area.





"To be in a familiar place, I think, is a lot easier," said Texas head baseball coach Augie Garrido.

But
that's not the only reason Texas feels right at home this weekend. The
Longhorns have won nearly 70 percent of their games not played at UFCU
Disch-Falk Field this season. 15 of UT's 19 home runs have come away
from home and the team batting average is 25 points higher on the road.





"We are coming from our field, where nothing really leaves the park
there," explained Texas second baseman Brooks Marlow. "Faster infield. Most ground balls at our place are outs and most
ground balls at other places are hits."





"We've traveled all over the whole country this year, so it doesn't make a whole lot of difference," said Garrido.

If
you travel without a GPS, you get turned around. So the "love" between
Texas and Texas A&M, tomorrow's opponent, must be using a map -
because it is definitely not lost. When asked if he missed the Aggies,
UT pitcher Parker French smirked and said, "no comment."

Last year was the first season since 1914 that UT and A&M have not played. But who's counting? The games this weekend most certainly count.

"We'll bring in everyone we can depending on the score of the
game to get us a win in the first game to stay in the winner's bracket," Garrido shared.





"With a good start in game one, you only have to win two more games, instead of playing five," noted Aggies starting pitcher
Daniel Mengden.

When
A&M and Texas first split up, the thought was: these two schools
will avoid playing each other, come Hell or high water. Surely Hell is
not as humid as Houston, so what about that high water?
 


"Funny industry that weather business," Garrido joked. "But so is ours."

This
weekend, Augie's business might actually be weather business. The
forecast in Houston calls for 40 percent chance of thunderstorms Friday,
Saturday and Sunday.


by Adam Winkler


Texas to Tussle with Aggies


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Scores & Schedules

August 29, 2014 09:13 GMT

AMERICAN LEAGUE

Detroit 3 N-Y Yankees 2

Baltimore 5 Tampa Bay 4

Cleveland 3 Chi White Sox 2

Minnesota 11 Kansas City 5, 10 Innings

Houston 4 Texas 2

L.A. Angels 4 Oakland 3, 10 Innings

NATIONAL LEAGUE

Cincinnati 7 Chi Cubs 2

San Francisco 4 Colorado 1

Atlanta 6 N-Y Mets 1

AMERICAN LEAGUE Friday's Games

Minnesota (May 0-3) at Baltimore (Mi.Gonzalez 6-7), 7:05 p.m.

N.Y. Yankees (Capuano 1-3) at Toronto (Buehrle 11-8), 7:07 p.m.

Boston (Ranaudo 2-0) at Tampa Bay (Archer 8-6), 7:10 p.m.

Cleveland (Salazar 4-6) at Kansas City (J.Vargas 10-6), 8:10 p.m.

Detroit (Verlander 11-11) at Chicago White Sox (Carroll 5-8), 8:10 p.m.

Texas (Undecided) at Houston (Oberholtzer 4-9), 8:10 p.m.

Oakland (Lester 13-8) at L.A. Angels (Weaver 14-7), 10:05 p.m.

NATIONAL LEAGUE Friday's Games

Cincinnati (Leake 10-11) at Pittsburgh (Volquez 11-7), 7:05 p.m.

Philadelphia (D.Buchanan 6-7) at N.Y. Mets (deGrom 6-6), 7:10 p.m.

Miami (Koehler 9-9) at Atlanta (E.Santana 13-7), 7:35 p.m.

Chicago Cubs (Hendricks 5-1) at St. Louis (S.Miller 8-9), 8:15 p.m.

Colorado (Bergman 1-2) at Arizona (Collmenter 9-7), 9:40 p.m.

L.A. Dodgers (Haren 11-10) at San Diego (Cashner 2-6), 10:10 p.m.

Milwaukee (W.Peralta 15-8) at San Francisco (Vogelsong 7-9), 10:15 p.m.

INTERLEAGUE

Washington (Zimmermann 9-5) at Seattle (F.Hernandez 13-4), 10:10 p.m.

NATIONAL FOOTBALL LEAGUE PRESEASON

Atlanta 24 Jacksonville 14

Detroit 23 Buffalo 0

Cincinnati 35 Indianapolis 7

Green Bay 34 Kansas City 14

Philadelphia 37 N-Y Jets 7

Miami 14 St. Louis 13

Carolina 10 Pittsburgh 0

N-Y Giants 16 New England 13

Washington 24 Tampa Bay 10

Baltimore 22 New Orleans 13

Cleveland 33 Chicago 13

Denver 27 Dallas 3

Minnesota 19 Tennessee 3

San Francisco 40 Houston 13

San Diego 12 Arizona 9

Oakland 41 Seattle 31

TOP-25 COLLEGE FOOTBALL

(21) Texas A-and-M 52 ( 9) South Carolina 28

(18) Mississippi 35 Boise State 13

(19) Arizona State 45 Weber State 14

Friday's Game

No. 8 Michigan State vs. Jacksonville State, 7:30 p.m.

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KEYE-TV Sports Team


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