June 20, 2011; Omaha, NE, USA; Texas Longhorns outfielder Jonathan Walsh (33) catches the fly ball during the game against the North Carolina Tar Heels during the 2011 College World Series at TD Ameritrade Park. North Carolina won 3-0. Mandatory Credit: Bruce Thorson-USA TODAY Sports

Weekend Wrap-Up: Texas Longhorns Win First Baseball Series

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The Texas Longhorns baseball team won 6-3 on Sunday over the Sacramento State Hornets to take the first series of the baseball season.

On Saturday, the Longhorns were not able to generate enough offensive power to beat the Sacramento State Hornets and ended up losing the game 5-3. Nathan Thornhill got the loss after giving up 4 runs in 3.2 innings. The Longhorns did have 9 hits but rarely were they were in clutch situations. Madison Carter went 2 for 4 with an RBI.

On Sunday, the Longhorns got dominating pitching once again but this time it was from lefty Dillion Peters. Peters threw 7 innings and only allowed 2 runs (both earned). Corey Knebel pitched the final 2 innings and only gave up 1 run and 2 hits and no walks. Corey Knebel had a rough outing on Friday so for him to bounce back on Sunday is a good sign.

Weekend’s Top Performers

C.J. Hinojosa

This superstar freshman hit a double on his first collegiate pitch he saw. That’s how you know that this kid is going to be something special at the University of Texas. For the weekend, C.J. went 6 for 11 for the weekend. He will be a star.

Mark Payton

The junior went 7-for-12 this weekend. The Chicago native has now solidified his role as a cleanup hitter in the Texas lineup.

Areas for Improvement

Fielding

4 errors in 3 games isn’t good. For a team that had fielding issues last year, this is unacceptable. The Sacramento State Hornets are a good team but not one to take advantage of those errors. The Stanford Cardinal will take advantage and put together a large amount of runs in an inning and win the game.

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