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NCAA Baseball 2012: Longhorns Fall To Aggies Friday 6-5

After eight innings of offensive frustration, the No. 20 Texas Longhorns put together a five-run rally in the top of the ninth inning Friday evening. Unfortunately, the sixth and seventh runs were left on base, and those were the final two scores the Longhorns needed.

Texas (24-15, 11-5) was stymied through eight by Aggies starter Michael Wacha, who scattered four hits and two walks over 117 pitches. Four singles, two walks and a double got Texas their five runs in the ninth off Jason Freeman, but they weren't able to get runners across from second and third with two outs.Starter Nathan Thornhill went six innings for the 'Horns, giving up six runs (two earned), eight hits and two walks and throwing 105 pitches.

The Texas A&M win moved them within a game of Texas in the Big 12 standings.

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