AUSTIN, Texas – Nr. 19 Texas Baseball went to a 12-1 victory over Texas A&M-Corpus Christi Tuesday night at UFCU Disch-Falk Field. Longhorn pitching staff combined just two hits for the Islanders offense.
Kolby Kubichek started and threw three solid laps, struck out four strokes and allowed only two base runners. Since Kubichek was held to a number of counts, he was credited with his first win of the season.
Justin eckhardt threw two unbeaten saves, but was charged with one run on three trips. Dawson Merryman threw two hitless and pointless rounds. Palmer wenzel threw a pointless eighth before Aaron Nixon made his Longhorn debut in a perfect ninth inning.
Texas scraped out four runs on three hits, three trips and one foul at the top of the first half. Zach Zubia gave the big shot, smashing a two-run triple to the left center field. Zubia finished 3-for-4 with two RBIs and one race scored.
Longhorns took home two races in the second half to extend the lead to 6-0. Mike Antico hit his first home run as a Texas player, launching a solo shot to the right field. So with runners on the corners, Texas stole a race Douglas hodo iii races home while Cam Williams was thrown out at second base.
The Longhorns added a new race at the bottom of the third on the first career that was hit Mitchell daly, an RBI double to the right field to make the score 7-0. Daly went 3-for-5 with an RBI and one race scored in his first career start.
Texas scored three more races in the fifth to go up 10-0. Hodo released an infield single to drive in the first half of the inning and Trey Faltine lined a two-run double to the left field.
The Islanders came on the board in the sixth inning after three walks and a beaten batter.
The Longhorns (4-4) take on Texas State on Wednesday at 6pm in San Marcos.