Texas Cruises Past Houston Baptist to Snap Losing Streak

Following an ugly sweep at the hands of Oklahoma State, the Longhorns needed a win to get back on track if they wanted to finish the season strong. That was exactly what they would get when Houston Baptist came to town on Tuesday, as they would run rule the Huskies in seven innings for a much needed win. 

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Ivan Melendez and Murphy Stehly

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Trey Faltine and Murphy Stehly

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Ivan Melendez

Texas 13 Houston Baptist 3 (7 inn.)

The Longhorn offense came to play early in this one as they were all over Houston Baptist’s starting pitcher in the first inning. It took Texas only five pitches to put up four runs as Doug Hodo and Ace Whitehead led off with back-to-back bunt singles and were brought home on an Ivan Melendez RBI double, which was then followed up with a Murphy Stehly two-run home run, giving Texas an early 4-0 lead.