The win is Texas' sixth in a row, raising UTs overall mark to 27-11, 10-3 Big 12 to pull ahead of Oklahoma State. The reeling Sooners fell to 13-17, 1-9 in league play. UT starter Danny Muegge (5-3) fanned five through seven innings of work while Omar Quintanilla paced an 11-hit torrent by going 4-for-5, including a double and two RBI.
Texas got untracked early, registering five runs during the first three frames. Scott Dodge gave Texas a 1-0 advantage in the bottom of the first with a two out, RBI-single. Muegge surrendered back-to-back doubles in the top of the second as the Sooners knotted the score at 1-1. But Texas responded in the bottom of the frame with three runs after Eric Sultemeier and Quintanilla each came up with singles to score one and two runs, respectively.
The visitors added a run in the third with Matt Boses two-out single to make it a 4-2 affair. But Texas got the run back in the home half of the inning after Tim Moss squeeze bunt scored Curtis Thigpen from third.
Eddie Cornejos RBI-base hit in the seventh pulled the Sooners within two at 5-3.
The Longhorns, however, notched a pair of unearned scores behind an error and a Moss double. Texas added an insurance run in the ninth thanks to J.D. Reiningers RBI-single to compete the scoring at 8-3.
The Longhorns and Sooners go at it again Saturday, 2 p.m. at the Disch.