Baseball falls in game two at Texas
AUSTIN, Texas — BYU baseball fell to No. 19 Texas, 12-6, in game two of its four-game series at UFCU Disch-Falk Field on Thursday.
After a pitching duel in game one on Wednesday, the Longhorn bats came alive in game two as Texas collected 15 hits over eight innings on Thursday. The first three batters in the Texas lineup did most of the damage collecting two hits each, while combining for six runs and six RBIs.
BYU got off to a hot start in its first at bat, scoring four runs off three walks, a sacrifice fly by junior Cole Gambill and a three-run home-run by junior Jacob Wilk. Texas answered with two runs of its own in the top half of the first and added four more in the second inning to take a 6-4 lead through two.
Texas and BYU each tacked on a run in the third and the Longhorns plated another in the fourth to increase its lead to 8-5.
Scoreless innings in the fifth and sixth by freshman right-hander Luke Sterner kept BYU in the ball game until the top of the seventh when the Longhorn bats exploded for five runs to take a commanding lead 12-5. The Cougars scratched out another run in the top of the ninth on back-to-back singles by sophomores Brock Watkins and Andrew Pintar to bring the final score to 12-6.
- Wilk: HR, 3 RBI
- Pintar: 2 hits, 2 RBI
- Watkins: 2 hits, 2 BB, 1 run
- Mitch McIntyre: 1 hit, 2 BB, 1 run
The Cougars are back in action at UFCU Disch-Falk Field on Friday, Feb. 26, at 6:30 p.m. CST, for game three of its series with the Longhorns. The game will be broadcast live on the ESPN Longhorn Network, as well as the BYU Sports Network on BYU Radio FM 107.7, BYUCougars.com and the BYU Cougars app.