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Texas rolls through Game 1 of regional play

6/2/2006

AUSTIN -- Kenn Kasparek had a career-high seven strikeouts
in 7 1/3 innings, the sophomore's longest-ever outing, to lead
Texas past Texas-Arlington 9-1 in the Austin Regional on Friday.
Preston Clark had a two-run home run during a three-run fourth
inning that gave the top-seeded Longhorns (41-19) a 5-1 lead.
Kasparek (5-2) threw 128 pitches, scattering eight hits and
walking two. But the only run-scoring hit was a home run by Daniel
Rieder in the third inning that cut Texas' lead to 2-1. Rieder, who
also had a double, finished with three hits.
The Mavericks (29-35) upset the Longhorns 6-3 in their last
visit to Austin in April, but starter Kyle Gainley (5-6) couldn't
keep this one close. He allowed five hits and five runs in just
four innings.
Chais Fuller and Chance Wheeless matched Clark with two hits and
two RBIs apiece. Carson Kainer also had two hits as the Longhorns
finished with 12.
After leadoff man Rieder, the rest of the UT-Arlington lineup
was just 5-of-29.
Joseph Krebs pitched 1 2/3 hitless innings in relief of
Kasparek.