Texas baseball series finale vs. UW delayed due to lightning

No new start time has been announced yet.

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The finale of the three-game weekend series between No. 23 Texas baseball and the Washington Huskies has been delayed due to lightning at UFCU Disch-Falk Field in Austin on March 17. Game 3 between Texas and Washington at the Disch was originally set to begin at 1 p.m. CT.

Texas baseball vs. Washington delayed due to weather for the series finale

The official Texas baseball X page posted just before the original first pitch time on March 17 that the game is in a lightning delay. There have been no updates since regarding the potential new start time for the series finale this afternoon.

Head coach David Pierce and the Longhorns are looking to avoid getting swept by the Huskies in this three-game weekend series at home at the Disch. Texas dropped the first two games of this series against Washington.

Pierce and the Longhorns lost the series opener to Washington 9-3 on March 15, despite a stellar start over six innings from ace junior Lebarron Johnson Jr. Washington's staff held Texas's bats at bay for the second straight game on March 16, allowing three runs again in a 5-3 defeat of the Longhorns.

*Update

The first pitch time is set for 2:20 p.m. CT after an 80-minute lightning delay between Texas and Washington at the Disch on March 17.

Texas in the early portion of a long homestand at the Disch

This three-game weekend series against the Huskies kicked off a season-long 10-game homestand at the Disch for the Longhorns. But Texas has been unable to capitalize on the long homestretch thus far, falling to 10-8 (2-1 Big 12) on the season following the two straight losses to the Huskies.

Sophomore right-hander Max Grubbs was announced as the starting pitcher for Pierce and Texas in the series finale on March 17. This will be Grubbs' second start of the season, and he enters with a 1-0 record and a 3.07 earned run average.

Grubbs was solid in his first start of the season, which came last weekend in an eventual loss to the No. 17 Texas Tech Red Raiders on the road on March 9. Grubbs shut out Texas Tech over 4.2 innings on the mound, allowing five hits and striking out two.

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