AUSTIN, Texas – Junior second baseman Brooks Marlow hit a two-run homer, the team’s first of the season, as the Texas Longhorns defeated the UTPA Broncs, 6-1, in non-conference action at UFCU Disch-Falk Field. The Longhorns (7-5) played errorless ball in snapping a four-game losing streak.
UT freshman pitcher Chad Hollingsworth earned the win, pitching five innings and allowing only one run on six hits with a walk and one strikeout.
Texas was first to get on the board in the bottom of the first with an RBI single by junior third baseman Erich Weiss to bring in junior center fielder Weston Hall. Weiss followed with a two-run double in the second inning as Texas took the 3-0 lead.
Weiss hit 2-for-4 with three runs and was credited with three RBI.
The Broncs (2-7) scored their lone run in the fourth when Chris Torres hit an RBI fielder’s choice as Will Klausing scored from third.
The Longhorns added three unearned runs in the eighth, capped by Marlow’s two-run round-tripper to right.
Sam Street took the loss for the Broncs (2-1), allowing three runs on four hits with three walks and four strikeouts in six innings.
Travis Duke, Ty Marlow and Corey Knebel combined to throw four scoreless innings in relief for the Longhorns.
Texas hosts UC Santa Barbara in a three-game series, starting this Friday (March 8) at 7 p.m. at UFCU Disch-Falk Field. The game will be broadcast live on Longhorn Network with audio on AM 1300 The Zone. Gametracker live stats will be available on TexasSports.com with live Twitter updates @Texas_Baseball.