UT Back In First-Place Tie With 10-4 Win Over NU

Maybe it was déjà vu all over again at Rosenblatt Stadium, but the No. 7 Texas baseball team (31-13) moved back into a first-place tie with No. 11 Nebraska (29-10) in the Big 12 standings with a 10-4 win Sunday. The Horns dropped the regular season series against the Children of the Corn for the second consecutive year, but have posted five straight wins in Omaha dating back to the 2002 College Worlds Series championship.

Both schools are 13-5 in the league standings after reliever J. Brent Cox (3-0) was credited with Sunday's win. Sophomore Huston Street picked up his seventh save of the season, a school record 21st save overall.

Texas jumped out, 1-0, in the top of the first when Dustin Majewski’s RBI-single scored Omar Quintanilla from third. Majewski extended his current hit streak to a career-best 12 games One half inning later, Joe Ferin’s two-run homer scored Street, who reached on a two-out walk.

After starter Justin Simmons got out of a bases-loaded jam in the bottom of the second with a double-play ball, Texas added a run in the third when Taylor Teagarden laid down a suicide-squeeze bunt with runners on second and third. The Huskers cut the deficit, 4-2, in the bottom half of the frame when Matt Hopper connected on a two-out, two-run home run.

Not to be outdone, Quintanilla responded with a two-out, two-run round-tripper in the top of the fourth. Texas led 6-2. Nebraska scored an unearned run in the bottom of the fourth and plated another run in the sixth to pull back within two runs.

Texas answered with two runs of its own in the seventh when J.D. Reininger came through with a bases-loaded, two RBI-base hit.

Street came in in relief in the seventh and then tripled in the eighth. Ferin’s sacrifice fly scored Street before Tim Moss launched his third home run of the year into the left-field bleachers to build a 10-4 Longhorns' cushion.

The Huskers loaded the bases with two out in the bottom of the frame, but Street induced a fielder's choice ground ball and preserved the Texas victory by tossing three scoreless innings.

Texas faces UT-Pan American, 6:30 p.m., Tuesday at the Disch.

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