Texas Walks Off, Topping #14 Tech

The University of Texas Longhorn baseball team overcame a top of the ninth rally with a walk off 6-to-5 win against the #14 Texas Tech University Red Raiders. 

The Red Raiders put up two runs in the top of the ninth inning to tie the game at 5-all.  Then came Texas lead-off hitter Porter Brown. Brown doubled, took third base on a balk, and score on a wild pitch. 

Relief pitcher Zane Morehouse (W, 4-0) earned the win, in the most difficult of fashions.   Morehouse entered the game in the top of the ninth with two out and runners at first and second.  A walk to Austin Green loaded the bases, and a single by Gavin Kash brough home two runs to tie the game. Green later tried to take home and was put-out unassisted by catcher Garret Guillemette. 

Texas Tech reliever Andrew Devine (L, 1-2) suffered the loss.  Devine allowed 1 run  on 1 hit in 0.2 innings of work. 

Texas was led by Dylan Campbell, going 3-for-4 with 2 RBI.  Brown had 2 hits in 3 at-bats with 2 RBIs.  Rylan Galvan put the Longhorns on the board with a third inning solo home run. 

Nolen Hester led the Red Raiders with 2 hits, 2 walks and an RBI in 3 official at-bats.  Tracer Lopez also went 2-for-3 with an RBI.  Gavin Kash knocked home 2 runs on 1 hit.  Owen Washburn’s solo home run gave Tech an early second inning lead.   

The game was preceded with the retirement of Kirk Dresserdorfer’s #10 uniform number. Dresserdorfer was a three-time All-America pitcher at Texas, posting a 45-8 record.  He was selected by the Oakland Athletics in the first round (36th overall pick) in the 1990 MLB draft.  

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