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Robert Huber
Courtesy: Dyann Busse
Robert Huber
Huber Pitches Duke Past No. 13 Texas 5-2
Thursday 02/19/2012  -  Duke Sports Information
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AUSTIN, Texas - Duke sophomore right-hander Robert Huber held No. 13 Texas to two hits in six shutout innings to lead the Blue Devils to a 5-2 win over the Longhorns on Sunday afternoon at UFCU Disch-Falk Field. Huber matched a career high with six strikeouts in the win.

Huber looked good in the opening frame. After issuing a walk to the first batter he faced, Huber struck out the next three hitters swinging to end the inning.

Duke grabbed a 1-0 lead in the top of the second. With one out on the board, designated hitter Jeff Kremer singled to center and catcher Mike Rosenfeld drew a walk. First baseman Andy Perez then followed with an RBI-single through the left side to score Kremer.

The Blue Devils added a pair of runs in the top of the third to take a 3-0 lead. Left fielder Anthony D'Alessandro led off the inning with a single through the left side. Shortstop Matt Berezo then doubled down the right field line, giving Duke runners at second and third. D'Alessandro would then score on a passed ball. Two batters later, center fielder Will Piwnica-Worms brought Berezo home with a sacrifice fly to left.

During the second through fifth innings, Huber retired 10 straight batters. During the second through sixth innings, Huber had a stretch where he retired 14 of 17 batters.

Texas got a two-out, two-run homer from first baseman Kevin Lusson in the bottom of the eighth to make it a one-run ballgame at 3-2.

Duke added a pair of runs in the top of the ninth to extend its lead to 5-2. Perez led off the frame with a double down the right field line. Right fielder Grant McCabe then reached on a fielder's choice and moved Perez to third, giving the Blue Devils runners on the corners. D'Alessandro then reached on a fielder's choice and Perez scored on a throwing error by shortstop Christian Summers. McCabe would then score on another Texas error, giving Duke the three-run advantage.  

Freshman Andrew Istler pitched the seventh and eighth innings for Duke, allowing two runs on three hits. Freshman Nick Piscotty retired the Longhorns 1-2-3 in the ninth to earn his first career save in his first appearance of the season.

Kremer led the Blue Devils at the plate, going 3-for-3 with a run scored. Perez finished 2-for-4 with a double, an RBI and a run scored, while Piwnica-Worms added a hit and an RBI. Berezo, McCabe and D'Alessandro had one hit and one run scored apiece in the victory.

Texas starter John Curtiss (0-1) suffered the loss after allowing three runs on four hits in three innings of work.

Duke returns to Durham for a six-game week this week. The Blue Devils will host Campbell on Tuesday at 3:15 p.m. at Jack Coombs Field. After an away game at N.C. Central on Wednesday, Duke will host Canisius for a four-game series Friday-Sunday.  

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