Jump to content
Search In
  • More options...
Find results that contain...
Find results in...

Longhorns take series opener against West Virginia, 5-2

Cameron Cormier

Photo credit: Texas Baseball

Morgantown, WV -- The Texas Longhorns (33-16, 10-9) faced the West Virginia Mountaineers (27-17, 9-7) at Monongalia County Ballpark in Morgantown, West Virginia for a weekend road series. Rainy weather in Morgantown postponed the first game and forced a doubleheader on Saturday. An outstanding performance from Ace Pete Hansen led the 'Horns to a series openening win.

A pitcher's duel dominated the majority of the game. Pete Hansen allowed only three hits through the first six innings while Mountaineer starter, Jacob Watters, struck out a West Virignia season high 15 batters through six.

A struggling start for both offenses showed only one run scored within the first four frames. A full count solo homer from Murphy Stehly sailed through center field to put the 'Horns on the board, 1-0.

Pitching continued to be the story until Ivan Melendez added to the Texas lead with a sixth inning solo homer to bring the lead to 2-0. Continuing into the seventh, a base hit and a series of walks loaded the bases for the 'Horns. A struggling Mountaineers' bullpen walked Austin Todd with the bases loaded, scoring Mitchell Daly. Melendez followed with a sacrifice flyout to right that drove in Faltine, bringing the Longhorns' lead to 4-0.

West Virignia responded with a 2-run homer from DH Dayne Leonard in which would be their only runs of the game.

Texas added some insurance in the eighth. A single from Ardoin followed by a sacrifice bunt from Messinger put Silas Ardoin in scoring position. Dylan Campbell then drove in Ardoin with an RBI double into the left center gap to give the Longhorns a final 5-2 lead.


Ivan Melendez: 1H, 1HR, 2RBI
Murphy Stehly: 1H, 1HR, 1RBI
Pete Hansen: 8.2IP, 8SO, 2ER

User Feedback

Recommended Comments

There are no comments to display.

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Add a comment...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.


Our Affiliation


Quick Links

  • Create New...