Gavin Kash Gets Run Over By Texas’ Will Gasparino

Heartland College Sports – An Independent Big 12 Today Blog

The 24th-ranked Texas Longhorns secured a series victory over No. 17 Texas Tech with a 9-7 victory in the rubber match on Sunday afternoon.

It was a major victory for the Longhorns, who moved to 9-6 on the season and 2-1 in Big 12 play. Meanwhile, the Red Raiders drop to 11-4 on the season and are 1-2 to begin league play.

While the final score and series victory for Texas will be the lasting headline here, an interesting situation arose in this rivalry matchup in the top of the fourth inning of Sunday’s game.

 

Texas outfielder Will Gasparino hit a one-hop liner to second base, which was the final out needed to end the inning.

What should’ve been a routine out at first base quickly became a much more heated situation.

When Texas Tech first baseman Gavin Kash stepped on the bag to record the out, he didn’t provide a path for the baserunner, straddling the first-base line as Gasparino crossed the bag.

While Kash certainly could’ve provided more space for the runner, Gasparino escalated the situation with an obvious shoulder check, sparking a heated exchange between the two.

Players did begin to shuffle out of each dugout, but the situation was eventually de-escalated, and the game moved on to the fifth inning.

While these two programs won’t be Big 12 foes for much longer, a little bad blood like this shows why the Red Raiders and Longhorns will hopefully continue playing for many years to come.