No. 2 Baseball wins doubleheader opener versus Louisiana Tech, 10-9
May 16, 2010
AUSTIN, Texas -- The No. 2 Texas Longhorns used a five-run sixth inning to come back and beat the Louisiana Tech Bulldogs, 10-9, in the first game of a non-conference doubleheader at UFCU Disch-Falk Field on Sunday afternoon.
Louisiana Tech inflated the cushion to 7-4 in the top of the sixth. With two outs, Roliard reached on a bunt single, stole second base and scored when Threlkeld laced a single up the middle.
Lusson started the bottom of the sixth with a solo home run to close the gap to 7-5. Jonathan Walsh was issued a walk and moved to second on a sacrifice bunt by Etier. Walla roped a single into centerfield to drive in Walsh, trimming the lead to 7-6. An error on a grounder by Loy put runners on the corners. Tant Shepherd grounded to shortstop, but the Bulldogs were unable to turn the double play, allowing Walla to score. The cavalcade of runs was capped off when Keyes deposited a two-run home run into the visitor's bullpen.
Louisiana Tech edged within one, 9-8, in the top of the seventh, when Devon Dageford doubled down the leftfield down the leftfield line, moved to third on a wild pitch and scored on a fielder's choice RBI from Ewing.
The Longhorns answered immediately in the bottom of the inning. Walsh reached on an infield single, moved to second on a sacrifice bunt, advanced to third on a wild pitch and scored when Walla dropped a bloop single inside the rightfield line.
A solo home run by Will Alvis in the top of the eighth pulled Louisiana Tech again within one at 10-9.
Chance Ruffin closed out the game with 1.1 shutout innings to earn his 12th save of the season. He walked one and fanned three.
Brandon Workman (10-1) was credited with the win. He allowed four runs on five hits and one walk while striking out seven.
Caleb Dudley (2-3) was saddled with the loss. He allowed six runs, three earned, on eight hits and one walk while striking out one over 3.0 innings.
Walla paced the Horns, going 2-for-3 with two runs, two walks and two RBI. Moldenhauer also added a pair of this and two RBI.
Roliard, Threlkeld and Williams each logged two hits for Louisiana Tech and Threlkeld, Ford and Ewing each registered two RBI.