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Texas hosts UTSA in home opener

The Roadrunners are the first of two midweek opponents for the Longhorns.

Trey Faltine (left) and Brenden Dixon celebrate the weekend sweep of Rice.
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Following the weekend sweep of the Rice Owls at Reckling Park in Houston, the Texas Longhorns are back on the Forty Acres and set to host the UTSA Roadrunners at Disch-Falk Field on Tuesday for the first of two midweek games that begin a six-game homestand.

Like Texas, UTSA completed a sweep in the opening weekend, outscoring Quinnipiac 20-4 to secure the program’s first 3-0 start since 2014. It was a dominant start to the season for the Roadrunners, who hit .311 with five doubles and held the Bobcats to a .103 batting average.

The two top hitters from the 2019 team are both gone, but UTSA does have outfielder Dylan Rock back. The junior started last season with a 24-game hitting streak and finished with a .327 batting average. Two other players who hit over .300 also returned — Bryan Sturges and Nick Thornquist. Rock and Thornquist are both off to hot starts, with Rock hitting .455 after three games and Thornquist hitting .500.

Last season, UTSA broke a five-game losing streak against Texas with a 10-7 midweek win, but the Longhorns lead the all-time series 25-6.

Neither team has announced a starter for the game.

First pitch is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. Central on Longhorn Network, but the forecast calls for rain in the Austin area during the game, so weather could have an impact on Tuesday’s contest.