Texas' Duke Ellis (11) high-fives Zach Zubia after scoring against Purdue on Feb. 24, 2019 in Austin. [Rodolfo Gonzalez/for STATESMAN]

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Texas baseball blasts its way to even series with TCU

Posted March 23rd, 2019

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The Texas baseball team tied the series with TCU at a game apiece with a 13-1 win in Fort Worth on Saturday night.

The No. 9 Longhorns (17-9, 3-2 Big 12) hit four extra-base hits on the night—two doubles, a triple and a home run.

Zach Zubia, robbed of a home run in the first game, came up big in the second game of the series. He went 2-for-3 with a home run and four RBIs. Eric Kennedy went 4-for-5 with a triple and three RBIs. He scored three runs. Austin Todd hit two doubles as he went 3-for-5 with three RBIs and two runs scored.

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Blair Henley (3-1) picked up the win as he gave up one run on five hits through six innings. He struck out six and walked two.

Jake Eissler (3-2) was chased from the game after giving up six runs on five hits in just two innings of work for No. 22 TCU (14-7, 1-1).

Zubia homered in the first inning, scoring Kennedy to make it 2-0. After the Horned Frogs scored their only run in the bottom half of the inning, it was all Longhorns.

Todd singled in the third to score Lance Ford, who scored twice on the day, to make it 3-1.

Zubia drew a bases-loaded walk in the same inning to make it 4-1 before Reynolds walked to bring in a run as well.

Todd’s first double came in the fourth inning to drive home Duke Ellis. Ellis scored three runs in the game.

The Longhorns put up five runs in the fifth to put the game virtually out of reach. Kennedy’s triple, a double by Todd and a single by Zubia all drove in runs in the inning.

The Texas baseball team will try to take the series over TCU on Sunday at 1 p.m. in Fort Worth.

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