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Texas Baseball 2012: Longhorns Want To Keep On Rolling Against Kansas

Texas looks to continue a Big 12 series winning streak as the Longhorns take on Kansas in Austin this weekend.

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No. 23 Texas looks to stay on a victorious path this weekend, as they take on the Kansas Jayhawks (15-23, 9-9) in a Big 12 series in Austin.

The Longhorns' offense has cooled in the past four games: After a stretch of 16 games where Texas couldn't score less than five runs, it has only put up 13 runs in the past four contests. Fortunately, the pitching has stepped up, holding Oklahoma State to five runs in last weekend's series and shutting out Texas State on Tuesday. Texas pitching has been straight nasty at home this season, collectively sporting a 1.37 ERA and a .191 batting average against in 16 games.

Right hander Nathan Thornhill (4-2, 3.53) takes the ball Friday night for the 'Horns after allowing one run in 6.2 innings last Friday in an extra innings loss to Oklahoma State. Kansas counters with rightie Frank Duncan (3-5, 3.46). Thornhill will look to help Texas win its twelfth Big 12 series in a row, a streak dating back to the 2011 season.

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Photographs by jamesbrandon, jdtornow, phlezk, flygraphix, mcdlttx, tomasland, and literalbarrage used in background montage under Creative Commons. Thank you.