Texas' Caston Peter, (48) walks back to the dugout after striking out against UT-RGV on March 5, 2019 in Austin. [Rodolfo Gonzalez for American-Statesman]


A sweep by Kansas muddies Texas’ postseason plans as season nears its end

Posted May 5th, 2019


Another loss has pushed Texas closer to the end of its baseball season.

Kansas wrapped up a sweep of the Longhorns with a 10-6 win over Texas in Lawrence, Kan., on Sunday. Texas held 3-0 and 6-3 leads at Hoglund Ballpark, but a four-run fifth inning gave Kansas an advantage it wouldn’t relinquish. The Jayhawks (26-21) put the game away with three more runs in the eighth inning.

The Longhorns (25-25) were led by Ryan Reynolds, who went 2-for-4 with a homer and three RBIs. Sam Bertelson also had a game-high three hits for Texas.


Texas, which won the Big 12 championship in 2018, fell deeper into the Big 12’s basement with the loss. UT is now 6-14 against its Big 12 foes. TCU, Oklahoma and Kansas are all 8-10 in conference play. Eighth-place Kansas State is 7-11.

The Big 12 will invite only eight of its nine teams to its year-end tournament. Texas has three Big 12 games against Oklahoma left on the schedule. All four of the teams that UT is chasing will play six more conference contests.

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