Clemens and Shaw boost UT to sweep
Longhorns even their Big 12 record at 3-3 by beating Kansas St. 6-5.
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