Texas scored a single run in the second, two in the fourth and three in the fifth before blasting two Sam Houston pitchers for 11 runs in the sixth. After reliever Huston Street shut down the Bearkats in the top of the seventh, the game was called on mutual consent by both coaches.
As he has done already in several contests, head coach Augie Garrido used the blowout as an opportunity to empty his bench, subbing at every position but the injury/suspension-racked spots of short and third, where Hollimon and Reininger respectively saw all the game action.
Offensive highlights for the Horns included 2B Moss, who went three-for-four with an RBI, LF Sultemeier, who extended his hitting streak to seven games with a two-for-three, two RBI performance, DH Majewski, who registered three hits in his three plate appearances, 1B Neuman, who had two hits and four RBI in four trips, and Reininger, who went three-for-five. Of note, Neuman started at first in place of the struggling Jeff Ontiveros. Ontiveros, who came into the game with just two hits in 18 official at-bats, pinch hit for Neuman in the Horns' 11-run sixth, flying out to left, becoming one of only three of the 16 Longhorns who went to the plate in the inning to not reach base.
Iowa State transfer Alan Bomer started for the Horns and pitched six innings of shutout ball, giving up just three hits and striking out nine of the 21 batters he faced. Bomer improved his record to 2-0 and his ERA to 1.26 on the season.
Texas (6-2) will go for the sweep Sunday at 1:00 at the Disch.