Jungmann wins duel for Texas
Junior still unbeaten at home after win against Stanford
AUSTIN, Texas – Junior pitcher Taylor Jungmann improved to 3-0 overall on the year and remained undefeated at home in his career as the No. 6 Texas Longhorns defeated the No. 9 Stanford Cardinal, 4-3 at UFCU Disch-Falk Field on Friday afternoon.
The early innings were highlighted by solid pitching from both Jungmann and Stanford pitched Mark Appel (0-2) as the duo combined to allow just two base runners through the first four innings.
In the top of the fifth, Brian Ragira got the Cardinal offense going with a triple to right center. Lonnie Kauppila knocked in Ragira for the first run of the game, and the first run allowed by Jungmann all year, with an RBI single to short centerfield.
With the Longhorns trailing 1-0 in the bottom of the fifth, sophomore Cohl Walla singled into centerfield, and advanced to second with a sacrifice bunt from Kevin Lusson. Tant Shepherd was then walked before junior Jordan Etier doubled into right-center scoring Walla and Shepherd to take the lead, 2-1.
Brandon Loy picked up his second hit in the bottom of the eighth with a single into right field. Mark Payton followed with an RBI triple to rightfield scoring Loy to extend the UT lead to 3-1. The next at-bat, Erich Weiss hit a single into leftfield, scoring Payton.
Stanford mounted one last rally in the top of the ninth. Pinch-hitter Eric Smith started off with a single down the left-field line and Jake Stewart followed with a single to advance Brett Michael Doran, who was pinch-running for Smith, to second. Pinch-hitter Dave Giuliani grounded out to advance the runners to second and third. Shortstop Kenny Diekroeger singled to center scoring both Stewart and Doran to make the score 4-3. After Jungmann recorded the second out, Stephen Piscotty singled to put two runners on base. Cory Knebel then came in to relieve Jungmann and induced a game-ending groundout by Ragira.
Jungmann allowed three runs on six hits while recording nine strikeouts over 8.2 innings. With the win, he improved his record to 12-0 at UFCU Disch-Falk Field.
Appel was saddled with the loss, allowing four runs on eight hits and two walks while striking out two over 7.1 innings.
Loy and Walla each had two hits for the Longhorns. Loy added a walk to reach base on three of his four plate appearances.