Freshman Austin Dicharry earned his first career victory and combined with senior Keith Shinaberry and sophomore Chance Ruffin to pitch a shutout in the No. 9 Texas Longhorns 3-0 win over the Dallas Baptist Patriots at UFCU Disch-Falk Field on Tuesday evening.
Dicharry (1-1) weaved 7.1 innings of scoreless ball, allowing just four hits and one walk while striking out eight. Shinaberry entered the contest with a runner on second in the seventh inning and induced a pair of groundouts to get out of the jam. Chance Ruffin retired all three batters he faced in the ninth inning, including one strikeout, to earn
his first save of the season.
Texas (15-6) drew first blood in the bottom of the third inning. Kyle Lusson drew a lead-off walk, moved to second on a sacrifice bunt by Brandon Loy, stole second base and scored on a single through the left side of the infield by Michael Torres.
The Longhorns tacked on another run in the bottom of the sixth. With one out, Russell Moldenhauer reached on a one-out infield single. He was replaced at first base by pinch-runner Tim Maitland who scored when Kevin Keyes bounced a double off the wall in the left centerfield gap.
Texas added an insurance run in the seventh. Cameron Rupp singled up the middle, moved to second on a sacrifice bunt by Lusson and scored on a single through the left side by Loy.
Loy led Texas’ offense going 2-for-2 with one sacrifice bunt and one RBI. Lusson went 0-for-0 at the plate with two walks, one sacrifice bunt and one stolen base.
Ryan Goins accounted for three of Dallas Baptist’s five hits in the game, going 3-for-4 with a double.
Victor Black (3-1) was saddled with the loss for the Patriots. He yielded three runs on seven hits and two walks while striking out seven over 7.0 innings.
Texas returns to action on Friday with the start of a three-game Big 12 series against the Texas Tech Red Raiders at UFCU Disch-Falk Field. Game times for the series are 6 p.m. on Friday, 2 p.m. on Saturday and 1 p.m. on Sunday.