Texas infielder Ryan Reynolds (5) celebrates the final out of a game against Louisiana-Lafayette at UFCU Disch-Falk Field on Feb. 16, 2018. NICK WAGNER / AMERICAN-STATESMAN

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Texas baseball team wins another close one against Louisiana-Lafayette

Posted February 16th, 2019

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The Texas baseball team opened the season with a win Friday night in extra innings and followed it up with an afternoon victory Saturday at Louisiana-Lafayette to win the series.

It took 10 innings to decide the first game of the season for the Longhorns, but they came away with a 3-1 win. Texas edged out the Ragin’ Cajuns once again Saturday with a 6-5 victory.

A home run by Ryan Reynolds in the seventh inning proved to be the difference Saturday.

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Nico O’Donnell closed out the win for Texas, giving up one run and striking out four in 2 1/3 innings.

After a productive second inning for both teams, the game remained 5-4 in favor of Texas through six frames.

Lance Ford went 2 for 3 with an RBI, a run scored and a double. Bryce Reagan went 2 for 4 with a run scored and an RBI.

The Longhorns’ 1-2-3 hitters each had a double in the contest. Duke Ellis went 2 for 4 with a run scored, a double and two walks from the leadoff spot. Hitting second, Eric Kennedy scored a run, doubled and had an RBI. Hitting third, Austin Todd had two hits and an RBI double.

Cole Quintanilla got credit for the win, allowing no runs on two hits in 2 2/3 innings. He came on in relief of starter Blair Henley who allowed four runs on five hits through two innings.

Daniel Lahare went 2 for 5 with run scored, a double and two RBIs to lead the Ragin’ Cajuns. Handsome Monica also had two hits and a run scored in the contest.

The teams close out the series Sunday at 1 p.m. in Lafayette.

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