Now trailing by three, Kansas State had a leadoff single from Ryan Saltzgaber in the bottom of the sixth combine with two UT errors to plate a score and make it a 3-1 ballgame. Looking to respond, the Horns loaded the bases with no outs in the top of the seventh via three singles, including two bunt base hits, before Johnston came through with a sacrifice fly to right to give Texas a 4-1 advantage. While KSU starter Jim Ripley worked out of the seventh by allowing only one run in the frame, LeCure matched the effort by retiring seven in a row to send the game to the ninth with the Longhorns still leading by three. After Texas went in order in the top of the ninth frame, the Wildcats saw Brian Patty work a leadoff walk, but LeCure fanned each of the next three batters he faced to cap of the complete-game effort and nail down Texas' 4-1 win. Earning the victory for UT was LeCure, who allowed only one unearned run on four hits over nine innings en route to improving to 6-0 on the year, while Ripley took the loss for Kansas State although fanning five over eight frames of work.
Headlining the Texas offense on the afternoon were Hudson, who went 3-for-5 with one run scored, Johnston, who finished the day by collecting one hit in one official at bay while scoring one run and driving in a pair, and Stubbs, who tallied a pair of hits and scored one run. Meanwhile, KSU had its attack led by Saltzgaber, who registered two of the Wildcats' four hits and also scored KSU's lone run.
Up next, the Horns return home to Disch-Falk Field to face the No. 4 Rice Owls in a 6:05 p.m. game on Tuesday, April 13. Of note, besides being carried like all UT baseball games on 1300 AM "The Zone" in Austin, the Texas/Rice game will also be televised nationally by CSTV.