While Saturday's game required two extra innings, this one was over early as Texas held a 10-0 lead before surrendering a single run in the bottom of the ninth.
For the third straight game, Texas scored in its first at bat to grab the early lead. An RBI-double from Nathan Warrick's scored Dooley Prince and Teagarden's groundout plated Warrick to give the Horns a 2-0 advantage. Freshman Drew Stubbs then doubled to leadoff the second inning and came around to score on Seth Johnston's base hit following a sacrifice bunt to put Texas on top, 3-0.
The Horns tacked on two more runs in the third. Prince's leadoff single, combined with Thigpen's two stolen bases, a passed ball and a sacrifice fly from Teagarden produced a 5-0 UT lead. Texas added an unearned run in the fifth (courtesy of an error and a RBI-single from Thigpen), two more scores in the seventh behind a Robby Hudson RBI-single as well as another Thigpen RBI hit and three UH errors to push in front 8-0. The Horns committed two errors after their five-error performance on Saturday. The Rainbows committed six errors on the day.
Texas added two more scores in the top of the ninth before Hawaii scratched a run across in the bottom of the final inning to provide the 10-1 final score.
The Horns' home opener is set for 2:30 p.m. (CST), Friday, in a three-game series against the University of San Diego.