AUSTIN, Texas – Junior southpaw Dillon Peters was dominant for the No. 17 Texas Longhorns, striking out nine while allowing two earned runs over six innings of work to shut down the Baylor Bears for a 6-3 win. Peters surrendered six hits and a walk in getting the win to move to 4-2 on the year. Texas clinches the weekend series with the win for their second straight Big 12 Conference series victory after ending a two-year drought last weekend.
Bears’ starter Austin Stone pitched well, allowing two earned runs over six innings in taking the loss to fall to 3-3. Stone gave up eight hits and two walks while striking out two Longhorns in the losing effort.
Texas opened up the early lead as Brooks Marlow (Jr., 2B) worked a lead-off walk in the first and scored on a single by senior center fielder Mark Payton to take the 1-0 first inning lead.
Baylor would respond with three, one-out singles in the second to load the bases and freshman first baseman Aaron Dodson scored on a throwing error by Longhorns’ sophomore left fielder Ben Johnson to tie the game.
Texas would retake the lead on an RBI double hit by Kacy Clemons (Fr., 1B) in the fourth and would add to the lead in the sixth on a C.J. Hinojosa (So., SS) sac fly. Tres Barrera (Fr., C) scored on the sac fly after leading off the inning with a double. Madison Carter (Sr., DH) singled in the inning, part of his 3-for-3 night, and then scored on freshman third baseman Zane Gurwitz‘s single, extending the Longhorns’ lead to 4-1.
In the seventh, Baylor junior center fielder Logan Brown smacked an RBI double down the right field line and Lawton Langford (Sr., 2B) had an RBI ground out to cut the Texas lead to a run at 4-3. The Longhorns turned to freshman righty Morgan Cooper who got out of the seventh and hurled three scoreless innings for the save, his third on the year.
The Lonhorns added two insurance runs in the seventh, the first on an RBI single to center field by Collin Shaw (Jr., RF) and the other on a second Hinojosa sac fly as Texas gets the win 6-3 to clinch the series. Barrera and Clemons each contributed two-hit nights for the Longhorns while Baylor was led by Adam Toth‘s (Jr., RF) 3-for-4 performance.