AUSTIN (KXAN) - Texas escaped an eighth inning jam and held on to beat Sacramento State 6-5 Friday in the season opener.
Reliever Ty Marlow got out of a bases loaded, no outs jam without surrendering the tying run after Sacramento State had rallied to score five runs in the inning.
Sophomore Parker French threw seven shutout innings, striking out five batters as Texas opened up a 6-0 lead.
The trouble began when Augie Garrido went to the bullpen.
Freshman Toller Boardman gave up four runs without recording an out. Longhorns closer Corey Knebel did not fair better, walking two and giving up two hits.
But Marlow got out of the inning and worked a perfect ninth inning to earn the save.
Mark Payton had four hits and three RBI. Texas had 14 hits.
More than 100 trees covered in lights now shine bright throughout Zilker Park. The Trail of Lights is open for another season.
A 10-year-old was killed while standing outside of a vehicle which lost control during the icy conditions, DPS said.
Travis County non-profit Center for Child Protection will benefit next March from an all day fundraiser at the Circuit of the Americas that will see plenty of donors racing on the track.
Travis County District Attorney Rosemary Lehmberg heads to court this week as a defendant in a civil trial that could oust her from office.
Santa visited Austin early on Sunday, joining hundreds of motorcyclists for their annual Toy Run.
Late Saturday night into early Sunday morning, a light band of freezing drizzle traversed the I-35 corridor eastward. With sub-freezing temperatures, even the light precipitation created major problems.