It’s been an unusual year for Texas. The Longhorns, after all, are true college baseball royalty–they’re not used to sitting in fifth place in their conference with a 10-11 mark. But with two conference series left, Texas might finally be gathering some momentum.
Junior righthander Kenn Kasparek, who’s had an up-and-down year in his return from Tommy John surgery, threw a no-hitter in UT’s 10-0 win against Texas State on Tuesday. He struck out nine without issuing a walk, and was perfect except for a hit batsman in the seventh inning. It was the 20th no-hitter in the storied history of Texas baseball, but it was one of the first things for the ‘Horns to get excited about in 2008.
"You’re not going to get a bigger springboard than this," junior outfielder Kyle Russell, who was 4-for-5 with two RBIs, told the Austin-American Statesman. "There’s no bigger momentum push. This has to be it. Because it’s been a rough year."
Maybe Tuesday will catapult Texas to a late run. But whether it does or not, it was a day to remember.
"It’s one of those moments you’ll never forget," Kasparek told the paper after he had thanked each of his teammates one by one. "That was one of the most special things I’ve ever been a part of. To see everybody behind me and everybody supporting me, it was just very, very special."
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