Cle­mens and Shaw boost UT to sweep

Longhorns even their Big 12 record at 3-3 by beat­ing Kansas St. 6-5.

Austin American-Statesman - - SPORTS - By Danny Davis daniel­d­avis@states­man.com UT base­ball

Tate Shaw robbed a home run while Kody Cle­mens hit one in Texas’ 6-5 win over Kansas State at UFCU Disch-Falk Field. One week af­ter they were swept by na­tion­ally ranked Texas Tech, the Longhorns evened their Big 12 record at 3-3 with the se­ries sweep of Kansas State.

Texas (17-10) last swept a con­fer­ence op­po­nent in 2015.

“We got swept by Tech and now we’re right back in the hunt,” Cle­mens said. “We’ve got a long ways still, so be­ing able to get those three wins back is huge for us.”

Texas hadn’t al­lowed a run since UT-Rio Grande Val­ley’s seven-run ef­fort in the first in­ning of Wed­nes­day’s non­con­fer­ence game. UT pitch­ers Nolan King­ham and Mor­gan Cooper threw week­end shutouts of Kansas State, and it was a 0-0 tie through the first three in­nings Sun­day.

In the fourth, Shaw robbed Wild­cats des­ig­nated hit­ter Trent McMaster of a two-run homer. The 5-foot-11 Shaw nearly leaped over the fence in front of Kansas State’s bullpen in left field — which was short­ened dur­ing off­sea­son renovations — to ex­tend Texas’ shutout streak to 30 in­nings.

Shaw told re­porters he was re­ly­ing on in­stinct since Texas doesn’t prac­tice such plays. He, how­ever, ex­pected to make the catch. “It’s the dream play,” he said.

Shaw made his first col­le­giate start this month. The sopho­more from West­lake, though, has given

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