No. 10 Texas crushes Baylor 13-4

Stanford beats Texas 8-3

By Kevin Rodriguez

AUSTIN, Texas — No. 10 Texas Baseball cruised to the series win against Baylor 13-4 on Saturday at UFCU Disch-Falk Field. The Longhorns (29-13, 8-6), who hit four two run homers, will go for the series sweep of the Bears on Sunday at 1 p.m.

Tristan Stevens pitched 6 2/3 innings and allowed four runs on eight hits. Stevens issued only one walk, struck out seven batters and picked up his fifth win of the season.

Trey Faltine went 3-for-3 with a home run, two RBI and three runs scored, while Douglas Hodo III went 3-for-4 with one homer, four RBI, and two runs. Ivan Melendez and Silas Ardoin also had home runs, bringing in a combination of four RBI.

Baylor opened the game with two runs scored in the second. Hodo cut into the Bears lead with a sacrifice fly to score Skyler Messinger to make the score 2-1.

After a solo homer gave Baylor a 3-1 lead, Skyler Messinger hit another sacrifice fly to cut the lead to 3-2.

Texas then grabbed its first lead of the day, scoring four runs on five hits in the fourth inning. Mitchell Daly began the inning with a double and advanced to third on a single by Trey Faltine. Hodo drove in Daly with an RBI single for the first run of the inning. Austin Todd then legged out a bunt single before an error allowed Faltine to score.

Melendez capped off the inning with a two-run homer, his 19th of the season, to make the Longhorns lead 6-3.

Faltine extended the lead further with another two-run homer in the fifth inning. Baylor scored its only other run of the game with another solo homer in the sixth, but Texas answered quickly.

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Murphy Stehly had his first hit of the game doubling to left in the bottom of the sixth, and was then brought home with a two-run homer run by Ardoin.

Hodo hit the fourth two-run homer of the day in the seventh before Messinger finished the scoring with an RBI single to make the score 13-4.

Reliever Luke Harrison got the Longhorns out of a jam in the seventh, and Lebarron Johnson Jr. and Daniel Blair pitched scoreless innings to close out the win.