Texas Takes San Diego in Record Breaking Opener

The University of Texas Longhorns (2-1) overcame a two-run deficit to defeat the University of San Diego Toreros (1-2) by a final score of 9-to-4.  Cody Howard (1-0) earned the win, coming on in the second inning to pitch four innings of hitless relief. 

Texas took the three-game series, hosting the largest opening weekend attendance in program history. 

San Diego relief pitcher Aidan Gonzalez endure the loss, allowing three runs on one hit and walking one batter in one-third of an inning on the mound.  Eight Toreros pitchers was action in the contest. 

Texas was led by third baseman Peyton Powell, notching two hits and two RBIs in four plate appearances. Designated hitter Jayden Duplantier also drove in two runs on one hit in three at-bats. 

Justin Decrisco and Jack Gurevitch each tallied two hits for San Diego.  Will Worthington plated two runners on one hit. 

The Toreros opened the scoring with two runs, both off bases-loaded walks, in the second inning. 

The Longhorns evened the score over the next two inning beginning with Jared Thomas stealing home on a double steal, and Porter Brown scoring on Duplanier’s sacrifice fly. 

San Diego edged ahead in the top of the 5th inning as Decriscio crossed the plate on a fielding error by pitcher Howard. 

Texas pulled ahead in the bottom of the frame, not to look back again.  After loading the bases Jared Thomas scored as Brown was hit by a pitch.  Jalin Flores then scored on a walk to Max Delyeu.   Jack O’Dowd crossed the plate on Duplanier’s single to third base. 

Texas increased their lead to 6-to-3 in the 6th inning on Flores’ single, bringing Thomas home. 

The Longhorns added three insurance runs in the 7th inning, starting with Will Gasparino’s single down the left field line, plating Kimble Schuessler.  And Powell tallied Texas’ final two runs of the game on a single, platting Thomas and Duplantier. 

Will Worthington’s RBI single to right field in the 8th inning added another run for the Toreros, making the final score 9-to-4.  

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