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After defeating the Privateers 3-1 on Friday night, the Longhorns took the field at Disch Falk for Game 2 of the series against New Orleans on Saturday.
Redshirt sophomore RHP Travis Stehly got the start for the ‘Horns and pitched six innings, giving up just one run on two hits. Stehly struck out nine en route to his second win of the season (2-2).
Peyton Powell doubled in the first inning and Dylan Campbell’s subsequent home run over the left field fence allowed the Longhorns to jump out to a quick 2-0 lead.
The Privateers added a run (unearned) in the second inning, their only of the game, when Miguel Useche took home on an error by Texas catcher Ryan Galvan.
Things remained quiet until the sixth inning when the Longhorns unleashed an eight-run frame highlighted by Eric Kennedy’s grand slam shot over the right field fence. Peyton Powell also had a two-run homer in the inning and two Longhorns scored on walks by Privateers starting pitcher Brandon Mitchell and relief pitcher Trey Usey.
After six innings, Texas led New Orleans 10-1.
The Longhorns carried the scoring barrage into the seventh inning and it started with a double by Dylan Campbell. The bases ended up loading, and Jaden Duplantier scored when Tanner Carlson was hit by a pitch. Jalin Flores’ single into left field followed by an error by the Privateer’s left fielder saw the bases clear and Flores ending up at third base. Jared Thomas grounded out to second but scored Flores, giving Texas a 15-1 lead after seven complete innings.
Redshirt freshman pitcher Cody Howard and redshirt junior Sam Walbridge closed things out on the mound following Stehle's exit, and the Longhorns ended the game holding on to their 14 point advantage.
The win was the ninth straight for the Longhorns (13-7) and they will go for the sweep tomorrow with the first pitch coming at 1:00 PM at The Disch.
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