Texas opened a four-game series against Stanford with an 8-6 win at UFCU Disch-Falk Field on Thursday. In the victory, UT (9-4) became the first team this season to score more than five runs against Stanford (11-2).
Stanford and Texas are ranked seventh and 23rd in D1Baseball’s national poll.
— Texas Baseball (@TexasBaseball) March 9, 2018
Boosted by Kody Clemens’ fourth home run of the year, Texas scored in each of the game’s first five innings. UT, however, was unable to hold onto 4-0 and 5-2 leads as Stanford had forced a tie by the seventh inning.
Texas sophomore Ryan Reynolds quickly broke that tie with a RBI single in the seventh inning’s bottom half. Austin Todd, who had missed the previous six games with a thumb injury, then pinch-hit and delivered a two-run hit.
Texas and Stanford will return to UFCU Disch-Falk Field at 6:30 p.m. on Friday. UT ace Nolan Kingham (2-1; 3.57 ERA) is set to be opposed on the mound by Stanford’s Kris Bubic (2-0; 1.56).
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