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Horns Baseball strikes early, rolls by Incarnate Word 7-1

Tres Barrera (Photo: courtesy UT Athletics Photography).

Tres Barrera (Photo: courtesy UT Athletics Photography).

By Steve Habel/Senior Editor

AUSTIN – Tres Barrera had two hits including a long solo homer and reached base for the 17th consecutive game as the 16th-ranked Longhorns struck early and rolled to 7-1 victory over Incarnate Word on Tuesday at UFCU Disch-Falk Field.

Ben Johnson, Bret Boswell and Michael Cantu also had two hits apiece as the Longhorns (11-6) won for the third straight outing and remained perfect (3-0) in midweek games this season.

Texas used six pitchers (Tyler Schimpf, Jon Malmin, Will McKenzie, Travis Duke Andy McGuire and Ty Marlow) and

Steve Habel is a senior contributing writer for Horns Illustrated. He has covered Texas sports since 1989 and was this magazine’s senior editor for 24 years. You can follow him on twitter @stevehabel .