The Texas softball team bounced back from its first loss of the season with a 9-4 victory over Weber State on Sunday in the Texas Invitational at McCombs Field.
Mary Iakopo had a career-high five runs batted in as the fourth-ranked Longhorns improved to 15-1 less than 24 hours after falling to Duke 1-0.
Iakopo and Shannon Rhodes each hit a two-run homer in the first inning to get Texas started on the right foot.
Weber State (5-10) cut the gap to 4-2 in the top of the second as Mariah Ramirez became the first player to homer off a UT pitcher this season.
The Longhorns quickly added four more runs in the bottom of the inning on Iakopo’s two-run double, an error on a steal attempt and Kaitlyn Washington’s RBI single.
The Wildcats closed it to 8-4 with four singles in the fifth.
Iakopo drove in Texas’ final run with a single in the sixth.
Sophomore Shea O’Leary was in the circle for the victory, improving her record to 3-0. Freshman Courtney Day finished with two innings of one-hit shutout ball. Both pitchers had two strikeouts and no walks.
Iaokopo and Janae Jefferson each went 3-for-4, Washington was 2-for-2, and Rhodes was 2-for-4.
Next up for the Longhorns is a doubleheader Tuesday against Louisiana-Lafayette starting at 4:30 p.m. at McCombs Field.