Kyle Johnston received a thunderous ovation from the Texas crowd after walking off the mound to end the sixth inning. Those in the crowd at UFCU Disch-Falk Field cheered Johnston, assuming his day was done.
The Longhorns managed to play themselves out of a season opening win on Friday night. But Saturday, Texas took advantage of a change of heart on the part of lady luck to pull out an 11-2 win over UNLV — the 800th victory for head coach Augie Garrido at Texas.
One smooth swing of the bat in the 12th inning from UNLV catcher Andrew Yazdanbakhsh was the decisive blow in a 4-3 Rebel win that ensured that Texas’ painful trend continued into opening day of the 2016 season.