Texas looked to be on its way to the sweep early. Robby Hudson singled to open the bottom of the first and came around to score as he stole second with one out and crossed home plate following a Taylor Teagarden two-out single. The Horns grabbed a 3-0 advantage in the bottom of the fourth as singles by Kainer and Seth Johnston put runners on the corners with two outs in front of a wild pitch that plated one run and a run-scoring base hit from David Maroul.
Nebraska threatened in both the second and third, putting two runners on in the second and loading the bases in the third, but each time starter Justin Simmons worked out of the jam to keep the Horns on top. Nebraska again loaded the bases in the top of the fifth on two singles and a hit batter before a run-scoring groundout by Alex Gordon and a two RBI, infield single from Jake Mullinax knotted the game at 3-3.
The game remained deadlocked until the top of the seventh when a double from Gordon with one out followed by a Curtis Ledbetter RBI single gave Nebraska a 4-3 lead.
Leading the Longhorns' offense was Teagarden, who went 3-for-4 with one RBI, Hudson, who collected two hits on the day while also accounting for one run scored, and four different players who each tallied a hit, including Kainer and Johnston who also scored one run apiece.
With the Bedlam Series going on this weekend in Oklahoma, Texas will look to put some distance between itself and the other league contenders in Columbia, Mo., where the Horns open a three-game series with the Missouri Tigers (24-16-1, 4-10) on Friday at 6:30 p.m.