Texas Longhorns baseball shut out the Texas State Bobcats Wednesday night in a 2-0 victory. It was just the second time Texas State has been shut out this season.
The story of the game wasn’t the trouble Texas caused Texas State, but the trouble the Longhorns escaped at the hands of the Bobcats.
Texas State loaded the bases with no outs twice against the ‘Horns -- once in the second inning and once in the seventh. In the second, a double play to home then first followed by a ground out got Henley out of the pressure situation. In the seventh, reliever Chase Shugart got a strikeout, infield fly, and a line out to second to prevent any damage.
In total, Texas State left 11 runners on base in the game.
Texas’ two runs were manufactured by Kody Clemens and Ryan Reynolds. Clemens delivered a clutch two out single up in the middle to score Zane Gurwitz in the third. In the sixth, Ryan Reynolds doubled to left to score Kacy Clemens to push the lead to 2-0.
It was Reynolds’ second double of the game, and the freshman hit 3-4 on the night.
The concluding third game of the Texas-Texas State series wasn’t as action packed as the prior two games, but the ‘Horns got several good pitching performances. Henley went a full five innings and Connor Mayes, Chase Shugart, Tyler Schimpf, and Beau Ridgeway all chipped in for one.
Texas is now 10-1 in mid-week games. The Longhorns will face New Orleans in a non-conference three game series this weekend.