Texas baseball loses late lead against rival Oklahoma

ARLINGTON – As he earned nine saves last season, Aaron Nixon appeared to have become the answer at the back end of the Texas bullpen.

But after a rough nine-day stretch, that answer has reverted to a question. And on Saturday afternoon, another stumble didomed the Longhorns in a 4-2 loss to Oklahoma.

With the two-run loss at Globe Life Field, No. 8 Texas slipped to 2-3 in Big 12 play. The Longhorns beat Oklahoma 7-1 in Friday’s opener of the Red River Rivalry series.

“This one stings a little bit,” UT pitcher Tristan Stevens said. “It’s time to just regroup and move on and try to take the series tomorrow.”

Last weekend, Nixon was tagged with two losses at Texas Tech. The first run allowed by the sophomore this season was Kurt Wilson’s walk-off steal of home that Friday night. The next day, Nixon could not convert a save opportunity and three of the runners he allowed to reach base scored on Wilson’s walk-off grand slam.

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