No. 9 Horns Take Big 12 Opener Over Missouri, 4-1

The ninth-ranked Texas baseball team (16-7) won its Big 12 home opener with a 4-1 win over Missouri (12-5) behind a solid seven innings of work from starter <B>Danny Muegge</B> at Disch-Falk Field on Friday. <B>Dustin Majewski </B>upped his league-leading RBI total to 32 while sophomore reliever <B>Huston Street </B>was credited with a save.

The Tigers jumped on top, 1-0, in the top of the fourth when Jeremy Hernandez’ RBI-single scored Ian Kinsler from second. The Longhorns knotted the score at 1-1 in the bottom of the inning despite remaining hitless. Tim Moss led off with a walk, reached second on a passed ball and eventually scored on a pair of groundouts.

Taylor Teagarden’s fifth-inning double was UT’s first hit of the contest. It led to a 2-1 Texas lead when Eric Sultemeier two-outs single scored Teagarden. The Horns added two runs in the sixth, sparked by Majewski’s RBI-triple that scored Moss.

Muegge allowed but one run on four hits while tying his career-best with five strikeouts. Reliever Brantley Jordan came on in the eighth to register two outs, while Street secured the win and his third save of the year with 1-1/3 innings of scoreless relief work.

The second game of the three-game series is set for 2 p.m., Saturday, at the Disch.

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