The third-ranked University of Texas scored four runs in the seventh inning to overpower Cal State Fullerton, 5-1, in nonconference baseball action at Austin Monday.
The Longhorns scored in the first innning with one out. Second baseman Bill Bates singled to left, stole second and advanced to third on a wild pitch. Bates scored on grounder by Dodd Johnson.
That was it for Texas until the seventh. Then, with two outs, an error by Fullerton first baseman Kevin Reimer allowed David Wrzesinski to reach first. Two Longhorn batters walked to load the bases. Fullerton brought on pitcher Mike Schooler who gave up a double to Bates. Johnson's single drove in a run to make it 5-0, Texas.
Fullerton scored in the eighth. The first three batters were walked and pinch-hitter Jef Garcia grounded to short to drive in a run.