Augie Garrido seeks 700th win at Texas this weekend

Sara Beth Purdy

Head coach Augie Garrido will be looking for his 700th career win in 17 years at Texas as the Longhorns get ready to host former Big 12 rival Nebraska this weekend. Garrido, whose 1,850 career wins are the most by a Division I coach in NCAA history, notched win No. 699 when the Longhorns (3-1) defeated the UT-Arlington Huskies 2-1 in a midweek single game contest Tuesday evening.

The series will begin Friday night with first pitch slated for 7 p.m. Game 2 is scheduled for Saturday at 1 p.m. with the final contest on Sunday at noon. However, recent snow storms in and around Nebraska may delay the Friday night game and a weekend doubleheader may be scheduled.

When the Cornhuskers (0-4) left the conference in 2011 for the Big Ten, they left the series with the Longhorns tied at 28-28. However, the Longhorns won eight of the last 10 meetings between the two teams and took the final series, two games to one, back in 2011.

To open the season, the Longhorns defeated Sacramento State at home, 6-5, Feb. 15, marking their sixth straight season-opening victory. The Longhorns took two of three games from the Hornets. Sophomore Parker French, who was credited with the win in Friday’s opener, will be back on the mound Friday night in Game 1 against Nebraska. Sophomore Dillon Peters is expected to start for Texas on Saturday with junior Nathan Thornhill coming out Sunday.

Junior Matt Moynihan, who has been leading off for the Longhorns as the designated hitter, will be working for his fifth straight game with a hit. Junior Mark Payton leads the offense with a .583 batting average while freshman C.J Hinojosa is close behind at .545.

Nebraska is coming to Texas following a 4-3 loss to USC Sunday. The Cornhuskers have been struggling on defense through their first four games and have been outscored, 32-12.

Published on February 22, 2013 as "Garrido searches for win No. 700".