A two-out base hit from Mora with Jose Rodriguez on third after drawing a walk to begin the sixth gave the Islanders their second run of the game and cut the Horns' lead to 7-2, but UT again answered with an unearned score in the bottom of the frame to reclaim a six-run lead at 8-2. From there, relievers Matt Goodson (Galveston, Texas/Ball/Galveston College), Clayton Stewart (Angleton, Texas/Angleton/ San Jacinto College) and Buck Cody (Oklahoma City, Okla./Casady) each tossed one scoreless inning to close out the 8-2 victory for the Horns. Earning the victory in a declared start was Sam LeCure (Centertown, Mo./Helias Interparish), who scattered four hits over three shutout frames while striking out three to up his overall record to 2-0, while Islanders starter Trey Hearne incurred the loss.
Leading UT's offense on the afternoon, which scored eight runs on 11 hits, was the trio of Thigpen, who went 3-for-5 with two runs and two RBI, Teagarden, who tallied three hits while scoring two runs and driving in another, and Johnston, who went 2-for-4 while matching his career-high with three RBI and also scoring two runs. Meanwhile, A&M-Corpus Christi was paced by Hulin, who went 2-for-4, as well as the tandem of Mora and Sedillo, who combined for three hits, two RBI and one run scored.
Up next, the Horns host a three-game weekend series against San Diego State on Friday, Feb. 27 at 2:30 p.m.