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Longhorn reliables come through in series-clincher over TTU, 7-5

Zach Zubia (E. Lewallen/special to IT)

LUBBOCK – Texas’ most reliable options in 2018 have been the trio of Parker Joe Robinson, Kody Clemens, and Zach Zubia.

In order to clinch a Big 12 series victory over Texas Tech, UT head coach David Pierce had to rely on those three in what was the most important game of the Longhorns’ season. The trio delivered to help Texas to a 7-5 victory over the No. 8 Red Raiders at Dan Law Field at Rip Griffin Park.

Red Raider bats punish sloppy Texas pitching, 16-5

Chase Shugart (Emily Lewallen/IT)

Despite the Longhorns’ resiliency and the quality of bats up and down the lineup in 2018, neither could overcome a season-high ten walks issued to Texas Tech hitters. The Red Raiders recovered from Friday’s down-by-their-standards offensive performance to score in seven of eight at bats and explode offensively to tie the series with a 16-5 win.

Hamilton’s grand slam caps ninth-inning comeback against Texas State

David Hamilton (Will Gallagher/IT)

It didn’t look good for Texas after 2.5 innings, but then the Longhorns came back to take a one run lead in the third and extend that lead to three runs in the fourth. It didn’t look good for Texas after 6.5 innings following three straight multi-run frames by the Texas State Bobcats. It didn’t look good for Texas heading into the ninth trailing by four, but then the Longhorns scored one run and had the bases loaded with nobody out. Then David Hamilton came to the plate.

Texas makes use of gifted runs from Houston in 9-4 victory

DJ Petrinsky (Will Gallagher/IT)

The Houston Cougars outhit Texas seven to four on Tuesday, but the scoring opportunities the Longhorns were repeatedly handed made the difference in the game. Texas scored nine runs in the third and fourth innings with none of the RBIs coming as a result of a base hit. It was enough to overcome another early inning deficit for a 9-4 win.