AUSTIN, Texas – TSU managed nine hits against #22 Texas but couldn’t overcome six early runs as UT won a 12-2 contest on Tuesday.
UT scored four runs in the bottom of the first and added two more with two outs in the second for the early 6-0 lead. TSU scored its first run in the third as Rueben Bennevendo singled and moved to third on Roderick Coffee’s double. Bennevendo would score on a throw during a strikeout for the 6-1 margin.
The scoring would cease until the fourth as UT added five runs which led to a pitching change by TSU. TSU would hold the Longhorns scoreless for the next three innings as TSU crossed home another run in the seventh on Bennevendo’s RBI double. UT would hit a solo homer in the eighth for the game’s final run.
Bennevendo finished 2-for-3 with one run and an RBI while Lane Gordon dropped to 3-2 on the season as he was credited with the loss. TSU used a total of six pitchers as they combined to strike out five batters.
TSU is back in action on Friday at Grambling State for a 6 p.m. first pitch.