Brooks Marlow gets Longhorns first home run in 6-1 victory


Elisabeth Dillon

Junior third baseman Erich Weiss posted an RBI single at the bottom of the first during the Longhorns’s win against UTPA. 

Sara Beth Purdy

The Longhorns successfully rebounded after their series loss this past weekend with a 6-1 victory over UT-Pan American Tuesday night. The six runs scored against the Broncs doubled the offensive production of the Longhorns’ last three games.

“Let’s all celebrate the fact that we got as many runs tonight as we did all week,” UT head coach Augie Garrido said. “We were looking for improvement and we got it.”

Second baseman Brooks Marlow hit the Longhorns’ first home run of the season, a two-run shot over the right field fence. Marlow, who hadn’t hit out of the park since the opening weekend of 2012, went 1-for-4 Tuesday night.

“It took us 15 minutes to figure out how to score Marlow’s hit. Finally we found that there is a [home run] column,” Garrido joked. “He’s in the right spot.”

Texas (7-5) started off fast on offense, putting its first five batters on base, but except for an RBI single by junior third baseman Erich Weiss, the Longhorns were not able to capitalize on a loaded-bases situation. Weiss, who was responsible for plating all three of the Longhorns’ runs this past weekend, had three RBIs on the evening and went 2-for-4 at the plate against the Broncs (2-7).

In the second inning, Weiss plated Weston Hall and Cohl Walla, who were both walked with two outs. Following that, the Longhorns were held scoreless for five straight frames before a three-run eighth inning which included Marlow’s home run. The Longhorns faced several scoring opportunities but were retired several times with runners still on base.

“We really came out and in the first three innings played rather well,” Garrido said. “Flattened out in the middle, which has been typical for us, and played well in the ninth.”

On the mound, freshman Chad Hollingsworth started in his third game for the Longhorns. Hollingsworth finished the night with six hits and one run in five innings of work.

Freshman Travis Duke and junior Ty Marlow both came in as relief for Hollingsworth. In the ninth, junior Corey Knebel closed it out.

The Broncs out-hit the Longhorns nine to five, but were unable to get anything across thanks to the Longhorn defense.

Published on March 6, 2013 as "After tough weekend, Texas ropes in victory".