UT’s Michael McCann (left) beats the throw to UConn first baseman Tyler Gnesda at UFCU Disch-Falk Field on Feb. 26, 2017. JAY JANNER / AMERICAN-STATESMAN

BEVO BEAT Baseball

The Final Pitch: New Orleans 4, Texas 1

Posted April 22nd, 2018


Weighed down by three defensive errors on Sunday, Texas ended its five-game week against non-conference opponents with a 4-1 loss to New Orleans.

With two outs in the third inning at UFCU Disch-Falk Field, New Orleans built a 3-0 lead as four straight batters reached base. A two-run error in centerfield was the inning’s key play, but the Privateers also collected two hits off Blair Henley. A sixth-inning error in the outfield led another score for New Orleans, and Henley was saddled with four unearned runs over a start that lasted 5 1/3 innings.

Ryan Reynolds eliminated New Orleans’ bid for a shutout with a solo homer in the seventh inning. Texas matched New Orleans’ eight hits, but six Longhorns were left in scoring position.

The 21st-ranked team in the D1Baseball poll, Texas had won its four previous games this week. Texas (28-15) is set to host Houston on Tuesday. Next weekend, the Longhorns have a trip booked to West Virginia.

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