Texas baseball advances past Louisiana behind great defense, 4-2

The Texas Longhorns brought quality baseball to Coral Gables for its first NCAA Tournament game. Behind clutch pitching and fielding, Texas did just enough to move into the winner’s bracket.

The great performance begins with staff ace Lucas Gordon who bounced back from a tough outing in the Big 12 Tournament a week earlier. Gordon allowed just one run on five hits through seven innings. He put up eight strikeouts without allowing a walk.

Gordon had tremendous defense behind him from the Texas outfield. Early in the game, center fielder Eric Kennedy robbed what would have been a three-run home run to escape the fourth inning tied 0-0.

The defensive highlight of the day came from right fielder Dylan Campbell. His diving catch running toward the right field boundary erased what could have been an extra base hit.

Campbell had the most notable hitting performance of the day with two runs batted in and two hits. His double in the sixth inning extended his hitting streak to 36 consecutive games breaking the Big 12 hitting streak record.

With the win, Texas improves to 1-5 in games at neutral sites on the year. The team will now face the winner between Miami and Maine in the winner’s bracket.

Story originally appeared on Longhorns Wire