Horns Illustrated Week in Review (April 29th-May 6th)
The Texas Baseball team defeated Prairie View A&M in a 1-0 victory on Tuesday, but lost their Big 12 series against Kansas State over the weekend and are at risk of missing the Big 12 Tournament.
On Tuesday, catcher Jeremy Montalbano drove in the only run of the game in the seventh inning. With two outs, Montalbano hit a single to left and drove in Jacob Felts to give the Longhorns the victory. Four Texas pitchers combined for the shutout. Travis Duke was credited with his fourth win of the season, while Ste Lunsford (1-3) was handed the loss for Prairie View A&M. Cory Knebel picked up his eighth save of the season after pitching a perfect ninth.
Texas was looking to win their first Big 12 series of the season versus Kansas State, but came up short on Sunday in a 6-3 loss to the Wildcats.
On Friday, the Longhorns lost a tough game, 3-2, in the eighth inning when Kansas State's Ross Kivett hit a two-run triple. Parker French was given the start for the Longhorns, but did not factor in the decision after pitching seven innings and allowing two runs on seven hits and four walks. Travis Duke (4-1) was credited with the loss after relieving French in the eighth inning. Texas was ahead in the sixth inning after Jacob Felt's RBI-single drove in Erich Weiss, but the Longhorns weren't able to hold on.
Texas returned on Saturday to even the series against the Wildcats with a 6-3 victory. Kansas State recorded a season-high five errors in the game and allowed the Longhorns to capitalize on their mistakes. Texas struck early in the first inning and took a 2-0 lead. Erich Weiss led the Texas batters with a two RBI game, while Madison Carter recorded his first triple of the season. Dillon Peters picked up his fifth win of the season and tied a career-high in strikeouts with seven. Ty Marlow was credited with his second save of the season after Cory Knebel was suspended for the series.
The Longhorns returned on Sunday, but couldn't keep the momentum going and lost 9-3. Texas (24-22, 6-14 Big 12) committed four errors in the game and helped the Wildcats take the series at UFCU Disch-Falk Field. Kansas State's Mitch Meyer and Blair DeBord each recorded a two RBI game. Nathan Thornhill (2-6) recorded the loss after giving up five runs (four earned) on eight hits and three walks over five and one-third innings pitched. Mark Payton went 2 for 4 from the plate and continued his streak—reaching base safely in 35 straight games.
Texas will play a double-header against Texas Southern on Saturday, May 11. The first game starts at 1 p.m. and the second game is scheduled for 4 p.m.
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