18 Feb

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Texas Baseball wakes up in the late innings in 14-2 whitewash of UTSA

Tres Barrera (Photo: courtesy UT Athletics Photography).

Tres Barrera (Photo: courtesy UT Athletics Photography).

By Steve Habel/Senior Editor

AUSTIN – Texas’s Ben Johnson ripped a two-out, bases-loaded single in the seventh inning that was misplayed into four runs to help the eighth-ranked Longhorns shrug off the doldrums from a long weekend and beat Texas-San Antonio 14-2 on Tuesday night in its chilly home opener at UFCU Disch-Falk Field.

The Longhorns’ Tres Barrera continued his torrid start to the season by ripping five hits – including a 3-run home run in the eighth – and six RBI in six at-bats. He’s the first Texas player since Kevin Lusson in May 2010 to have six RBI in a single game.

Johnson was credited with

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 .