Where it went right: From the word go. Texas got three runs in the second on Tyler Rand’s first career home run and then attacked for five more in both the third and the fourth innings. The 6-9 hitters — Patrick Mathis, Zane Gurwitz, Tyler Rand and Jake McKenzie — each drove in at least one run.
The starter: Kyle Johnston didn’t surrender his first hit until Cory Raley’s fourth-inning single. Johnston did however have control issues and walked five versus six strikeouts. He went six innings before giving way to Chase Shugart.
Top hitter: Joe Baker was 4 for 4 with a home run, two doubles and six RBI.
Key Stat: All but one batter — Kacy Clemens — had a hit for Texas. And Clemens drew two walks.
Next: 6 p.m. Tuesday vs Texas State.
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