Baylor outfielder T.J. Raguse (20) watches Texas catcher DJ Petrinsky's home run clear the fence at UFCU Disch-Falk Field on April 6, 2018. NICK WAGNER / AMERICAN-STATESMAN

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The Final Pitch: Texas 9, Baylor 5

Posted April 6th, 2018

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After opening the week with wins over McNeese State and Texas A&M-Corpus Christi, Texas remained perfect in the month of April with a 9-5 win over Baylor.

Texas fell into a 4-0 hole at UFCU Disch-Falk Field on Friday. The Longhorns, though, bounced back behind DJ Petrinsky’s two-run homer in the third inning and Tate Shaw’s two-run triple in the fifth frame. Texas scored twice more in the fifth inning to take a 6-4 lead.

Petrinsky and Shaw later added their third RBIs of the game in the eighth inning.

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Baylor designated hitter Richard Cunningham hit two home runs in his homecoming. The Austin High product went 4-for-5 at the plate with three RBIs and two runs.

Texas (20-12; 7-3) and Baylor (14-14; 3-7) will resume this weekend’s series at 4 p.m. on Saturday.

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