Baseball Rapid Reaction: Prairie View A&M 0 - Texas 8

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Some notes after Texas’ 8-0 win over the Panthers:

Nathan Thornhill (2-0) pitched five perfect innings in his first career start. No need for the freshman pitcher to go a full nine innings though, not against a 23-18 team, and not when his previous career high for innings pitched in a game was two.

It won’t help his average, but Paul Montalbano (who went 0-for-2) had two sacrifice flies for the Longhorns. And a few days after his 15-game hitting streak was snapped, Erich Weiss rebounded with a 2-for-4 day at the plate, with 2 RBI.

The announced paid attendance was 5,713, but it looked more like 57. What, a mid-week Texas vs. Prairie View A&M game isn’t a big draw? Who knew.

Jordan Etier turned in a nice, 1-for-3, 1 RBI performance, but his highlight of the day was the sensational defensive stop he made in the seventh inning. P-View A&M’s James Rodriguez hit a quick grounder near second base, and it looked like it might roll through for a hit. But Etier roamed to his right, made a sliding stop, bobbled the ball, recovered it, and then made a strong throw just in time to beat Rodriguez to first.

The win gives the No. 6 Longhorns a 34-11 record.