Texas Longhorns baseball wrapped up the Houston College Classic with a win over Sam Houston State. And true to form, it was another nail-biter.
Jacob Felts scored on a Colin Shaw sacrifice fly in the eighth inning to lift Texas to a 3-2 win. It is the fifth come-from-behind victory for the Longhorns this season.
Felts started the inning by reaching base on an error by Bearkats third baseman and advancing to second. Andy McGuire singled to put runners on first and third. Shaw then hit a fly ball to center to score Felts.
Once again there was ninth inning drama. Bearkat Luke Pluckeck singled and advanced to second with two outs on a passed ball. Cooper Morgan (1-0) then got Colt Atwood to fly out to left field to end the game. Morgan pitched 4.1 scoreless innings of relief to earn the victory.
Texas (9-3) struggled to score runs despite 10 hits. The Longhorns left 14 runners on base. Sam Houston State (10-2) scored twice in the first inning before being shut down the rest of the game.
This is the second time Texas has gone undefeated at the Houston College Classic. The Longhorns have now won nine of its last 10 games.
Texas returns home to face Valparaiso on March 4.
Sunday’s Studs and Duds
Morgan struck out a career-high five batters while scattering three hits.
Colin Shaw had two hits to go with his game-winning RBI.
Lukas Schiraldi failed to make it out of the fifth inning for the second straight start. Texas needs more from its number three starter.