A four-run second inning propelled the No.5 Stanford Cardinal to a 9-3 win over the No. 20 Texas Longhorns on Saturday at UFCU Disch-Falk Field.
UT sophomore Blair Henley, who entered with a 2-0 record, started the game. Henley had only allowed one run in 17 innings pitched so far this season. He gave up his second earned run of the season four batters into the game.
Stanford scored four more runs in the second inning, giving them a 5-0 lead. The Longhorns, who scored one run on six hits Friday , sliced into the deficit when redshirt freshman Zach Zubia blasted a three-run home run over the left field fence in the fourth inning. Zubia’s third home run brought home Texas’ only runs of the day. Stanford scored four more runs in the ninth.
Henley was tagged with the loss, dropping him to 2-1 on the season.
Texas (9-6) and Stanford (13-2) will finish of their four-game series Sunday at 1 p.m. the Disch. Junior right-hander Chase Shugart, who is 0-1 this season with a 5.19 ERA, is set to start Sunday for the Longhorns.
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