The Longhorns got the bats going in the second half of last night's contest, overcoming deficits of 1-0 and 4-2 to come away with a 7-4 series opening win at Lubbock. Tech was game, fighting Texas tooth-and-nail and even holding the Longhorns hitless through four frames. After Texas finally broke through to claim a 2-1 lead in the top of the 5th, Tech roared back with a three-spot in the bottom half to claim that 4-2 lead. But in their very next at-bat, Texas reclaimed the lead for good. The top of the sixth started with classic Texas small ball: Mark Payton drew a walk on a full count, followed by Erich Weiss's infield single. A sac bunt by Collin Shaw moved the runners into scoring position, and Brooks Marlow plated them both with a single to center field. Alex Silver followed with a double down the line to score Marlow and take a one run lead. Taylor Stell then followed a Jacob Felts pop-out with a double of his own, scoring Silver and adding insurance. The inning was a nice microcosm of what the Texas offense has begun to do well: some traditional Augieball to get guys in position, and then some extra base hits to keep the rally going.
Tonight's game starts at 6:30 PM and will pit Texas's Parker French against Tech's amazingly-named Duke von Schamann. If the Longhorns can avoid being intimidate by this obvious member of the bavarian nobility, they will look to take the series win tonight. No TV for the game, though Tech does have online video behind a paywall. This is your open thread. Those of you attending Passover seders tonight should be discreet about checking the score under the table, but should be sure to constantly check the score under the table. BON mobile edition for the win, y'all!