Texas took the series opener, 5-4, in dramatic fashion Friday. Omar Quintanilla belted a two-out, game-winning RBI-single in the bottom of the 12th inning to score Tim Moss to notch victory after rallying from a 4-2 deficit in the eighth.
Texas roughed up Red Raider pitching Saturday, swatting 15 hits en route to an 11-5 victory. The Horns were again guilty of four errors but rode their bats to UT's first series sweep of TTU since 1996. Outfielder Dustin Majewski went 3-for-3, including 4 RBI.
Three Texas errors combined with Scooter Jordan's RBI-single through the right side of the infield in the top of the third gave Tech the early lead Sunday, 1-0. Two innings later, the visitors added another run to make it 2-0 when Clint McGill laid down a bunt to score Josh Haney from third.
Tech tacked on two more runs in the sixth on a pair of base hits, including an RBI-base hit from Doug Beck, and a three-base fielding error. The Raiders led 4-0 while the Horns had been held to one hit through five innings.
Texas cut the deficit in the bottom of the sixth with Quintanillas lead-off double followed by Taylor Teagardens two-out, RBI-single and Scott Dodges RBI-double. But the Raiders answered with a run in the ninth on a bases-load, bunt base hit to complete the scoring at 5-2.
The Horns host Texas A&M-Corpus Christi, 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, before returning to conference play this weekend vs. Baylor. The Horns host the Bears on Friday evening and travel to Waco for single games on Saturday and Sunday. Texas, Baylor and Missouri are all tied for third in the Big 12 with 6-3 league marks, trailing 4-1 Okie State and 7-2 Nebraska. A&M is in sixth place at 5-4 while Tech dropped to seventh in conference with its 4-5 record.