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Late comeback lifts Texas baseball past UTRGV

No. 12 Texas baseball is off to an 11-3 start this season (Photo courtesy of Texas Sports).

AUSTIN — Austin Todd had three RBIs and an eighth-inning rally lifted the No. 12 Texas baseball team past visiting UTRGV 4-3 Tuesday.

Todd tied things up in the bottom of the eighth with a two-run single, and Tate Shaw knocked in the go-ahead and game-winning run to boost the Longhorns (11-3) to the lead and eventual win.

The Vaqueros went quietly in the ninth as Cole Quintanilla picked up his third save of the season with a scoreless frame, with Tristan Stevens picking up the win in relief.

Texas loaded the bases in the bottom of the eighth with a single from Bryce Reagan, a Duke Ellis walk and a single by Eric Kennedy. Todd laced the game-tying single to put Texas on top from there.

UTRGV took the early lead on a couple of miscues by Texas, getting a 2-0 lead via two wild pitches in the fourth inning. Todd roped a double in the bottom of the sixth to score Kennedy to cut the lead in half before the Vaqueros put up another run — with help from another wild pitch — in the seventh on a sac-fly RBI to make it 3-1, setting the stage for Texas comeback.

Texas travels to play a four-game series at Stanford this Thursday through Sunday, with the first game of the series at 8:05 p.m. tomorrow.

Ty Madden gets the start on Thursday, Bryce Elder goes on Friday, followed by Blair Henley Saturday and Coy Cobb closing out the series on Sunday.