J.D. Reininger gave Texas a 1-0 lead as he delivered a solo shot in the bottom of the second for his third round-tripper of the year. However, SWT knotted the game at 1-1 in the top of the third as Ignacio Suarez doubled with one out, stole third and came home on the strength of Richard Martinezs RBI-single.
The Bobcats took a 2-1 lead in the fourth on a solo home run from Jarrett Williams. SWT pulled ahead 3-1 in the seventh with two base hits combined with a wild pitch and a passed ball.
Southwest Texas State pitchers Tom Robbins and Brandon Hankins held Texas to only two hits through eight innings. But in the bottom of the ninth, Reininger and Curtis Thigpen responded with back-to-back singles. But with two down, outfielder Joe Ferin lined a shot toward the right center field gap that SWT right fielder Jacob Spencer made a running grab on to end the game.
Texas (18-8, 3-0) travels to Stillwater, Okla., to open a three-game series against Oklahoma State (12-7, 0-0) on Friday, 3 p.m.