Texas rallied to tie it at 4-4 against Texas A&M on Tuesday but Aggies' catcher Michael Barash ended the rally seven pitches into the bottom of the ninth inning, smashing a 3-2 pitch over the left field wall to give the Aggies a 5-4 win in College Station.
Clutch hitting by the bottom of the order allowed the Longhorns to overcome a one-run deficit in the ninth inning, but it was not enough to down the No. 19 UCLA Bruins, who had the final say in a 5-4 walk-off win over the Longhorns in Los Angeles.
Texas’ bats stayed hot for the second straight contest on Friday, pushing seven runs across in a 7-2 win over UCLA. Friday’s matchup marked the Longhorns’ first trip outside of their home state, beginning a three-game series with the Bruins.
Great starting pitching, poor fielding and no offense. The formula has become common for Texas, and was enough to drop the Longhorns below .500 in a 6-0 home loss at the hands of the California Golden Bears.