Throughout their three games of the Big XII Tournament, the Texas Longhorns have used three different pitchers. Each starting pitcher has collected a complete game win thus far. Freshman Connor Mayes became the most recent of the trio with a complete game shutout on Saturday. The effort helped Longhorns to a 4-0 victory pushing the folks from Austin into the championship game on Sunday.
There's no doubt the Baylor Bears received chances though. During the sixth inning, Mayes loaded the bases on a four-pitch walk. On any other weekend, the freshman may have been pulled. However, the next toss secured a foul out to third keeping the Bears off the board.
On the other side of the equation, the Longhorns went to work early on their opponent. With Joe Baker standing on first, Tres Barrera focused in on a change up in the zone. Instead of letting the opportunity pass him by, Barrera swung the bat. Connecting at full force, the ball sailed out of the park putting the Longhorns in control of the game 2-0 right out of the gate.
Texas now awaits for their opponent to be decided for the tournament championship game.