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 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.