Texas baseball obliterates Houston Christian 20-3

The most dominant win of the early season for No. 16 Texas baseball came at the Disch on Feb. 20 against Houston Christian.

Rylan Galvan, Texas baseball
Rylan Galvan, Texas baseball / Mikala Compton/American-Statesman / USA
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The bats came to life for No. 16 Texas baseball and head coach David Pierce in an absolute dismantling of the Houston Christian Huskies at UFCU Disch-Falk Field on Feb. 20. Texas had multi-run innings in all but two rounds up to the plate in this 20-3 obliteration of the Huskies in Austin in this one-game midweek matchup.

The Longhorns outhit Houston Christian 24-6, which included a whopping seven doubles, one triple, and three home runs at the Disch.

No. 16 Texas baseball explodes for 20 runs in a 17-run win over Houston Christian

Eight Longhorns players had at least two hits in this game, including a combined 10 between Rylan Galvan, Will Gasparino, and Jared Thomas. Peyton Powell and Jalin Flores also continued their respective early-season hot streaks at the plate in this offensive bludgeoning of Houston Christian.

The sophomore catcher Galvan led the way for the Longhorns bats with a team-high four hits, three runs scored, and three runs batted in. Galvan's four hits are a new career high for the Sinton, TX, native.

Galvan nearly hit for the cycle in this game, registering two singles, one double, and a home run.

Powell got another one of Texas's three home runs on the night. It was Powell's second big fly in four games early this season. He already has double-digit RBIs in just 17 at bats.

The other home run for the Longhorns on the night was a special one for true freshman Casey Borba. Borba's late inning solo shot was the first hit of his collegiate career.

This was a big outing for the Longhorns not only to wake up the bats but also to get many young players some valuable early-season experience at the plate. Texas used nearly 20 position players in this 17-run win over Houston Christian.

The win over Houston Christian is also Texas's first 20+ run effort since the Longhorns beat San Jose State 24-3 late in the 2023 regular season (May 13).

After an up-and-down start to the 2024 regular season, where the Longhorns took the three-game series last weekend two games to one over San Diego, this was a good confidence booster for this young team.

Texas (3-1, 0-0 Big 12) continues this stretch of home games to start the 2024 season at the Disch this weekend in a three-game series against Cal Poly. The opener against Cal Poly begins at 6:30 p.m. CT on Feb. 23 at the Disch in Austin.

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