26 Feb



Baseball take advantage of opportunities to win finale, series against Connecticut

Bret Boswell was one of three Longhorns who pounded out a pair of hits in the Texas baseball team's 9-3 victory over Connecticut (photo courtesy of texassports.com).

By Steve Habel, Senior Editor

AUSTIN, Texas — When the Texas Longhorns needed a little help from their bullpen to earn the time to rev up their offense Sunday in the rubber game of the three-game series against Connecticut, Jake McKenzie answered the call in a big way.

McKenzie retired 13 of the 14 batters he faced in a 4-2/3 innings stint in the middle innings and Texas scored six of their nine runs with him in the game in rolling past the Huskies, 9-3, before a crowd of 4,292 on a cool and overcast afternoon at UFCU Disch-Falk Field.

He earned his first victory since 2015, when he


The Habe is Steve Habel, Horns Illustrated’s senior editor. He was the magazine’s first staff member, in 1994, and has covered Texas sports ever since. You can follow him on twitter @stevehabel .