Strong pitching aids in win against UTPA

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Innings 1-3: Erich Weiss drove in the Longhorns’ first three runs with an RBI single in the first inning and a two-run double in the second. Starting pitcher Chad Hollingsworth allowed three hits and allowed the leadoff man to reach base each inning, but held the Broncs scoreless through three frames.

Innings 4-6: The Broncs picked up their only run of the game on an RBI fielders choice by Chris Torres to score Will Klausing. Texas failed to record a hit between the fourth and sixth innings and only saw one batter reach base on an error by shortstop Shane Klemcke.

Innings 7-9: Brooks Marlow connected on a two-run home run to cap a three-run eighth inning. Relievers Travis Duke, Ty Marlow and Corey Knebel combined to pitch the final three frames and did not allow a run.

6: RBIs by Erich Weiss in the past three games. Weiss has 9 RBIs on the season. 

21: Consecutive batters without a hit for Texas between C.J Hinojosa’s third inning single and Brooks Marlow’s eighth inning home run.

36: Consecutive innings the Longhorns went without a lead before Weiss’ first inning RBI single.

After allowing two runs without recording an out Saturday, Chad Hollingsworth rebounded to pitch five innings of one-run ball in his second career start. The freshman threw 48 of his 66 pitches for strikes to pick up the win and lower his season ERA to 3.09.

 Following an 0-4 performance, Jacob Felts now has just one hit in his last 16 at bats. The catcher has not recorded a hit since Feb. 24 against Nebraska and has seen his batting average drop to .156 in 2013.

 Texas hosts the UC-Santa Barbara Gauchos for a three-game weekend series beginning Friday, March 8. The Gauchos are 8-4 overall this season and 2-1 on the road. 

—Peter Sblendorio