Led by All-American candidate Nolan Kingham, Texas opened its 2018 season on Friday with a 3-0 win over Louisiana-Lafayette.
A junior right-hander, Kingham allowed three hits and one walk over an 89-pitch, eight-inning outing at UFCU Disch-Falk Field. Named a preseason All-American by three different publications, Kingham retired 12 straight batters at one point. His 10 strikeouts were a career-high total.
— Texas Baseball (@TexasBaseball) February 17, 2018
UT stranded three runners over the first two innings, but Austin Todd drove in the team’s first run of the season with a third-inning groundout. Masen Hibbeler then scored during the fifth and seven innings. Hibbeler, a second baseman who spent the last two years at Odessa College, contributed three singles, two stolen bases and two runs in his Texas debut.
Texas (1-0) and Louisiana-Lafayette (0-1) will resume their three-game series on Saturday. The first pitch is set for 2:30 p.m.
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