Freshman shortstop C.J Hinojosa hit a walk-off single in the bottom of the ninth inning as the NR/No. 24 Texas Longhorns defeated the Nebraska Cornhuskers, 4-3, Saturday afternoon at UFCU Disch-Falk Field. The Longhorns have won both games of the weekend series and will look for the series sweep tomorrow at noon.
Nebraska (0-6) outhit Texas (5-1), 10-8, but the Longhorns drew nine walks, including an intentional walk in the bottom of the ninth to juniorMark Payton to bring up Hinojosa, who delivered the game-winning RBI.
In the ninth, Weiss smacked a one-out double into right center. After the walk to Payton, Hinojosa hit a 1-1 pitch through the middle of the infield to score Weiss for the win.
Sophomore Dillon Peters started for the Longhorns and pitched six innings, allowing six hits, one earned run and struck out four in the no-decision. Chad Hollingsworth (2-0) was credited with the win after recording the final out of the eighth inning as the Longhorns turned three double plays.
Texas struck first in the bottom the second. Junior catcher Jacob Felts walked and stole second with one out. After sophomore Brooks Marlowgrounded out and pushed Felts to third, sophomore Codey McElroy ripped a two-out double down the left field line, scoring Felts to put Texas up 1-0.