Texas took advantage of several second inning mistakes by the Lions to jump out to an early lead. After a Ryan Hubele leadoff double, a walk, three errors and a balk allowed the Horns to plate three runs in the inning. UT added another run in the third on a J.D. Reininger RBI triple and then scored two runs each in the fifth, seventh and eighth to produce the final 10-run total.
The win pushed Augie Garrido's career victory total to 1,333, putting the Texas head coach alone in second place on the collegiate all-time wins list. Cliff Gustafson is the winningest coach in NCAA history with 1,427 wins.
UT (10-2) and Garrido will look to add to their victory totals Saturday at 1:00 with game two of the Loyola Marymount series.