Texas did everything in their power to give Saturday's game with No. 9 Texas A&M away, and the Aggies took advantage, using five Longhorn errors and five hit batsmen to take a 12-4 win at UFCU Disch-Falk Field.
Texas starter Parker French's line tells the story for the 'Horns: Five runs, but only one earned, on a mere four hits in 3.2 innings. French also committed two errors, while third baseman Erich Weiss had three muffed plays. Even if the Longhorns could have played a clean game, Aggies starter Ross Stripling might have negated their effort anyway: Stripling went eight full, allowing nine hits and three runs while striking out four and issuing no free passes.
Shortstop Jordan Etier was the hitting star for Texas, going 3-for-4 with two runs scored and a RBI, and Weiss, Mark Payton and Jonathan Walsh all had two hits each.
Texas (31-12, 11-6) will try to take one win away from this series and stay ahead of Texas A&M in the Big 12 standings when the two teams play Sunday at 2:07 p.m. CDT.
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