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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String of doubles leads to Texas baseball win over Sam Houston State

Posted February 26th, 2019

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A slew of doubles and a six-run fifth inning powered the Texas baseball team to a 10-3 win over the Sam Houston State Bearkats at UFCU Disch-Falk Field on Tuesday.

Zach Zubia went 3 for 4 with two doubles, an RBI and two runs scored. Ryan Reynolds and Tate Shaw each doubled and scored twice. Shaw had two RBIs while Reynolds had one.

Austin Todd also had two RBIs for Texas while Michael McCann crossed home plate twice.

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Ty Madden picked up his first career win as he pitched four innings and struck out seven. He gave up one run on three hits and walked one batter.

A two-out rally in the third inning put the Bearkats in the lead. A single by Colton Cowser off UT starter Matteo Bocchi plated two runs for Sam Houston State. Cowser struck again in the fifth inning with an RBI double to give the Bearkats a 3-0 lead.

That’s when the Longhorns started to heat up on offense.

D.J. Petrinsky doubled to lead off the inning, starting a string of four straight doubles by Texas. Zubia doubled to score Petrinsky before Reynolds’ double drove Zubia home. Shaw’s double scored Reynolds to tie the game.

A pitching change from starter Seth Ballew to Landon Ausley didn’t help much for the Bearkats. After McCann drew a walk, Shaw was able to score on a wild pitch. A two-run single by Todd made it 6-3 by the time the inning was over.

Shaw drove in another run in the next inning before a pair of bases-loaded walks and a double play allowed three more runs to cross the plate.

Texas baseball next plays another in-state team when they face UTSA on Wednesday at 7 p.m. at UFCU Disch-Falk Field.

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