Rally Horns: Texas sweeps Xavier with walk-off


AUSTIN (KXAN) — Just like Friday night, Texas needed some miracle magic to pull off a win against Xavier. 

Down to the final out trailing 5-4, the Longhorns strung together two baserunners and Westlake product Tate Shaw delivered. Shaw’s RBI double brought home both runners for the 6-5 win, the third come from behind win, in the series sweep of Xavier.

“Never say die,” Shaw said.

On Friday, it took 12 innings for the Longhorns to put away the Musketeers. On Sunday, Texas didn’t quite need that kind of comeback, but it was equally impressive given Xavier’s desperation to salvage at least a game in the series.

“We could’ve been swept and we swept. They’re a good team. They’re one of the best defensive teams that we faced,” Pierce said.

Texas moves to 20-11 for the season and rebounds from a bad couple of days to finish the week 3-1. The Longhorns won each game against Xavier by the same score, 6-5.

Same score, same result
  • Friday: Scored 3 in the 12th inning for 6-5 win
  • Saturday: Trailed 2-0 in 4th inning before rallying for 6-5 win
  • Sunday: Scored 2 runs in the 9th inning for 6-5 win

“It’s just the culture. The game’s not over until it’s over,” Shaw said.

The Longhorns get their annual meeting with Texas A&M Tuesday at Disch-Falk Field. The game is already a sellout. The Aggies tied Missouri 2-2 in the series finale Sunday.

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