AUSTIN, Texas – Junior righty Lukas Schiraldi was roughed up Tuesday night by the No. 20 Rice Owls at UFCU DischFalk Field as the No. 8 Texas Longhorns’ fell to the Owls ending a five game winning streak 7-2. Rice put up a big inning with a five run fifth to end the streak. Schiraldi allowed 10 hits and three walks that led to seven earned runs by the Owls and an insurmountable deficit for the Longhorns.
The Longhorn junior hurler did strike out four in his four and one-third innings of work as Texas turned to sophomore southpaw Travis Duke with the one-out and the bases loaded in the fifth. Duke gave up an RBI single and hit a batter to score another Owls’ run before getting a groundout to end the threat with the Longhorns trailing 7-1.
After falling behind 1-0 in the second, Madison Carter (Fr., DH) scored on a groundout by freshman third baseman Zane Gurwitz to tie the game. Carter drew a one-out walk and advanced to third on a couple of wild pitches.
Texas’ first hit on the night came off the bat of sophomore Ben Johnson (LF) as he drove an RBI single to center field that scored Gurwitz, cutting the Owls’ lead to 7-2. Gurwitz drew a one-out walk and advanced to second on a groundout by Brooks Marlow (Jr., 2B). The Longhorns wouldn’t get any closer and would lose 7-2.