AUSTIN (KXAN) - Junior first baseman Ty Marlow went 2-for-3 with a double and two RBI Tuesday as the Texas Longhorns defeated the UTPA Broncs, 6-1, in a non-conference game at UFCU Disch-Falk Field. The Longhorns (20-15) took advantage of 12 walks allowed by UTPA pitchers while posting 10 hits in the game.
Junior pitcher Josh Urban (1-0), who missed most of last season with an injury, recorded the first win of his career at Texas with 4 2/3 innings. He allowed just one hit on four hits with no walks and three strikeouts. Matt Daniels (0-3) suffered the loss for UTPA with one run on three hits and four walks in two innings.
Corey Knebel threw two perfect innings to close out the win for the Longhorns.
Ty Marlow was 2-for-3 including two RBI and one run scored. Marlow's two RBI included a single to the left side allowing C.J Hinojosa to score in the fourth inning and a double into left bringing Collin Shaw in the eighth.
Mark Payton was 2-for-4, including one RBI with a single to right field to bring Weston Hall home and allowing Texas to jump on the board early in the first inning.
In the bottom of the third, Texas loaded the bases against the Broncs (16-16). UTPA pitcher Colby McCasland walked Brooks Marlow to bring Shaw home, giving Texas their second run of the night. Kyle Tokunaga then walked Ben Johnson to bring in Jacob Felts and was called for a balk as another run scored to make it 4-0 for Texas.
UTPA scores its lone run in the fifth after Chris Torres, who was 2-for-2, hit a double into left-center field for Dillon Engelhart to score.
Texas resumes Big 12 play this weekend against West Virginia. Friday's game starts at 7 p.m. with a 2 p.m. start on Saturday and noon start on Sunday.
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