Baseball: Horns Stay Perfect on the Season

Drew Stubbs' two-game, inside the park homer streak came to an end Tuesday at the Disch. Texas, though, found other ways to keep its season-opening win streak alive.

The Horns scored two in the eighth and the winning run in the ninth, overcoming a two-run UT-Arlington lead for a 5-4 win to move to 12-0 on the season. Taylor Teagarden's two-RBI single in the eight knotted the score at 4, and after Buck Cody pitched a three-up, three-down top of the ninth, Clay Van Hook drove in Calvin Beamon, who led off the inning with a hit by pitch, with the winning run.

Kenn Kasparek got the start for Texas and pitched well through four, giving up two hits and two walks as the Longhorn infield turned double plays in both the first and the second, but the tall true freshman ran into big trouble in the top of the fifth. He surrendered five hits and four runs in the frame, including a three-run double to former Horn Nathan Warrick, before weekend starter Kyle McCulloch relieved and got out of the inning with another double play. McCulloch pitched a scoreless sixth and seventh, when game winner Cody (2-0) took over.

Texas jumped on top in the third when David Maroul singled, moved to third on a Robby Hudson bunt single, and then scored on a wild pitch. Hudson scored two batters later on Seth Johnston's RBI single to left.

For the game, the Longhorn offense totaled just seven hits to the Mavericks' nine. Stubbs, though, extended his hit streak to 12 games, tying a career high.

The Horns next host Youngstown State in a three-game series this weekend at the Disch.

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