Longhorns look to create momentum with mid-week win against Texas A&M Corpus Christi on Tuesday


Debby Garcia

Texas will put its 13-4 home record at UFCU Disch-Falk Field to the test when it faces Texas A&M Corpus Christi on Tuesday.

Sara Beth Purdy

The Longhorns begin a five-game home stretch this week as they take on Texas A&M Corpus Christi on Tuesday at 7 p.m. The Longhorns will then face No. 14 Oklahoma at home in a three-game series this weekend.

So far this season, the Longhorns (16-11, 2-4) have been successful at UFCU Disch-Falk Field, going 13-4 at home. Two of those losses came against Texas Tech in the Longhorns’ Big 12 season opener. The Longhorns also suffered an opening series loss to Sacramento State in Game 2 before winning the series, 2-1, as well as a mid-week loss to Sam Houston State in February.

The Longhorns will look to use their home-field success to pick up a win against Texas A&M Corpus Christi Tuesday night that will swing momentum in their favor when the Sooners come to Austin on Friday.

The Texas offense, which has been a source of problems so far this season, was active this past weekend on the road against Oklahoma State, but the Longhorns just couldn’t come out ahead.

The Longhorns out-hit No. 18 Oklahoma State 34-25 this weekend but the Cowboys were more productive with on-base opportunities, outscoring the Longhorns 15-18. In Game 2, the Longhorns stranded a season-high 13 batters on base.

Freshman C.J Hinojosa led the offense with two home runs over the weekend, the first two long balls of his college career. Junior Mark Payton extended his hitting streak to 16 games.

Freshman Chad Hollingsworth is expected to pitch Tuesday night against the Islanders (16-12, 3-3). Texas A&M Corpus Christi is coming off a 2-1 series victory over Oral Roberts this past weekend.