Kyle Johnston's move to the closer role could be a game-changer. (Texas photo)

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Texas Takes: Rice-Texas Analysis

Analysis

AUSTIN, Texas — After dropping the first game of the David Pierce era on Friday night, the Longhorns responded in impressive fashion on Saturday with a doubleheader sweep of Rice by scores of 5-4 and 6-1.

In both contests, the Longhorns and Owls put some talented pitchers on display. For Texas, junior righthander Kyle Johnston was the headliner in the opening game of the doubleheader, while heralded freshman righthander Blair Henley impressed in the nightcap. Meanwhile, the Owls had some tough luck on the mound in the nightcap, but the freshman duo of Matt Canterino and Roel Garcia left a positive[…]

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