Texas outfielder Austin Todd, on second after an RBI double Friday, came up big again Saturday. NICK WAGNER / AMERICAN-STATESMAN

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The Final Pitch: Texas 3, Sam Houston State 2

Posted March 20th, 2018


Coming off a sweep of Kansas over the weekend, the Texas Longhorns won their third game of the season against a ranked team, beating No. 25 Sam Houston State 3-2 at UFCU Disch-Falk Field. This is Texas’ second four-game winning streak of the season.

The Longhorns trailed by 1-0 in the top of the third when starting pitcher Nico O’Donnell walked home a run. O’Donnell, a freshman, pitched three innings, allowing an unearned run, striking out five and walking four.

Texas tied the game in the fourth thanks to back-to-back doubles by sophomore outfielder Austin Todd and sophomore infielder Ryan Reynolds. After a strikeout and a force out, junior infielder singled up the middle to give the Horns a 2-1 lead. Texas added another run in the fifth.


Texas’ bullpen held the Bearkats to one run over the final six innings to maintain the lead and give Texas the win.

Texas (13-9) will face Oklahoma State (10-8-1) for a three game series this weekend at the Disch.

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