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Texas takes two from Alabama A&M 18-0 and 14-3


AUSTIN, Texas — Preston Clark and David Hernandez hit two home runs apiece to lead the Texas Longhorns to a doubleheader sweep of the Alabama A&M Bulldogs, 18-0 and 14-3, at UFCU Disch-Falk Field on Wednesday evening.

Clark, who hit both of his dingers in the second game, went 4-for-5 with five runs and four RBI in the doubleheader. He also reached base on one walk and two hit-by-pitches. Hernandez hit one tater in each game and went 5-for-7 with four runs, one double, two home runs and seven RBI for the day.

Texas (31-19) had 16 extra-base hits on the day, including seven doubles and seven home runs. Jordan Danks, Kevin Keyes and Michael Torres also added home runs to the offensive assault.

Kyle Russell and Hernandez led the offensive attack for the Longhorns in the opener. Russell went 3-for-4 with one double, one triple, two runs and three RBI. Hernandez went 3-for-4 with one double, one home run, two runs and four RBI. Belt went 2-for-3 with one double, one run and four RBI. Torres was 2-for-4 with one home run, two runs and three RBI. Rupp went 2-for-4 with one double, two runs and two RBI.

Brandon Workman (5-2) earned the victory in game one, pitching three shutout innings. He scattered two hits while striking out two. Walker followed with three innings of scoreless relief, allowing two hits and one walk while striking out five. Juston Street closed out the game with a scoreless ninth, hitting one batter while striking out one.

Kevin Collins (3-11) was saddled with the loss for Alabama A&M in the first game. He allowed seven runs on seven hits and five walks while striking out one over 1.1 innings.

Clark led the attack in the second game, going 4-for-4 with two home runs, three runs and three RBI. Hernandez and Danks both went 2-for-3 with one home run and three RBI. Travis Tucker went 2-for-3 with one double and three runs scored and Torres went 2-for-4 with one triple, one run and one RBI.

Riley Boening (3-1) earned the victory in game two, allowing three runs, two earned on four hits and one walk, while striking out four.

A.J. Campbell (0-4) took the loss in the second game, yielding five runs on six hits and four walks while striking out one over two innings.

Alabama A&M (7-38) got RBI from Maveric Scott, Tyron Childress and Bryan Evans in the second game. Manny Siaca, Scott and Childress each had two hits on the day and accounted for six of the Bulldogs nine hits in the doubleheader.

Texas returns to action Friday with a 6:05 p.m. contest against the Texas A&M Aggies at UFCU Disch-Falk Field.

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