Texas A&M Corpus Christi Islanders may have had the first word, but it was certainly not the last, as the University of Texas Longhorns handily won, 12-to-2, in men’s baseball.
Longhorn starting pitcher Lebarron Johnson (1-1) earned the win, allowing one run on three hits in five innings on the mound. Johnson struck out eight and walked three batters. Texas used four relievers in the effort, who collectively allowed one additional run on three hits.
Islander starting pitcher Zach Garcia (0-1) struggled from the start, lasting only 2.2 innings and allowing four runs on seven hits. The Corpus Christi bullpen fared no better, allowing eight additional runs on ten hits.
Texas second baseman Jack Dowd led the team offensively, going 3-for-4 at the plate, including a triple, for three RBIs and one run scored. Dylan Campbell collected three hits in five appearances, scoring twice and knocking in one run. Campbell also napped a stolen base.
Jake Johnson and Tre Jones were the lone bright-spots for the Islanders. Jones put Corpus Christi on the score board with a first-inning four-bagger. He finished the night with two hits in three official appearances. Johnson also went 2-for-3 with a base-on-balls, and scored Sebastian Trinidad’s sacrifice fly.