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Ben's Big Day: Westwood Product Ben Johnson Goes 4-4 as Longhorns Sweep

Updated: Saturday, August 3 2013, 09:47 PM CDT

Freshman outfielder Ben Johnson (Austin/Westwood HS) went 4-for-4 with two doubles and a home run Sunday as the Texas Longhorns completed a three-game series sweep against the UC Santa Barbara Gauchos with the 11-6 win at UFCU Disch-Falk Field. Freshman catcher Jeremy Montalbano hit a three-run homer, his first collegiate hit, while collecting a team-high four RBI on the afternoon.

The Longhorns (10-5) produced a season high for runs in extending their modest four-game winning streak. Cameron Cox was credited for his first collegiate win with 1 2/3 innings, allowing two runs on two hits.

Robby Nesovic led the Gauchos (8-7) with a 2-for-4 day and four RBI. Andrew Vasquez fell to 1-2 on the season after lasting only 1 1/3 innings, giving up two runs on one hit with three walks and one strikeout.

Johnson set the tempo early by leading off the Texas first with a solo homer to right. Montalbano later added a sacrifice fly as the Longhorns took a 2-0 lead after one inning and would hold onto the lead for the remainder of the game. RBI singles by C.J Hinojosa and Madison Carter made it a 4-0 margin in the third.

Tyler Kuresa reached on a two-base error by UT first baseman Codey McElroy and later scored the Gauchos' first run on Nesovic's groundout. The Longhorns would make it an eight-run lead as Montalbano's three-run blast to right capped a five-run fourth inning.

UCSB would make things interesting with three runs in the fifth as Nesovic hit a two-run single, but Texas would add a run in the sixth and seventh innings. Corey Knebel salted the game away with two no-hit innings.

Texas continues its eight-game homestand on Tuesday (March 12) against Oral Roberts at 6 p.m. The game will be televised on Longhorn Network with radio on AM 1300 The Zone. Gametracker live stats will be available on TexasSports.com with live Twitter updates @Texas_Baseball.

Notes: Erich Weiss recorded his 13th career triple, tying him for ninth on the UT all-time list with Doug Hodo (1983-86) and Mickey Reichenbach (1974-77)...today's 11 runs were the most since the Longhorns scored 12 in the second game of a doubleheader last season on May 12 against Texas Southern...needing a triple for the cycle, Ben Johnson had a chance in the seventh inning by hitting a deep fly ball to right before settling for the double...the last Longhorn to hit for the cycle was Kyle Russell (April 24, 2007, vs. UTPA)...Texas is now 4-2 all-time in baseball against UC Santa Barbara...with two hits today, Weiss now has seven multi-hit games on the season...C.J Hinojosa extended his team-high hitting streak to six games with a 1-for-4 day. Ben's Big Day: Westwood Product Ben Johnson Goes 4-4 as Longhorns Sweep


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April 28, 2015 07:12 GMT

INTERLEAGUE

Houston 9 San Diego 4

Tuesday

Houston (R.Hernandez 0-2) at San Diego (T.Ross 1-1), 10:10 p.m.

AMERICAN LEAGUE ^ Monday's Games

Kansas City 6, Cleveland 2

Boston 6, Toronto 5

N.Y. Yankees 4, Tampa Bay 1

Chicago White Sox at Baltimore, ppd., public safety

Seattle 3, Texas 1

Detroit 5, Minnesota 4

Tuesday's Games

Kansas City (Guthrie 1-1) at Cleveland (Bauer 2-0), 6:10 p.m.

Toronto (Hutchison 2-0) at Boston (Buchholz 1-2), 6:10 p.m.

Chicago White Sox (Samardzija 1-1) at Baltimore (U.Jimenez 1-1), 7:05 p.m.

Tampa Bay (Odorizzi 2-1) at N.Y. Yankees (Whitley 0-0), 7:05 p.m.

Seattle (Happ 1-1) at Texas (Detwiler 0-2), 8:05 p.m.

Detroit (An.Sanchez 1-2) at Minnesota (Pelfrey 1-0), 8:10 p.m.

L.A. Angels (Weaver 0-2) at Oakland (Gray 2-0), 10:05 p.m.

NATIONAL LEAGUE Monday's Games

Cincinnati 9, Milwaukee 6

N.Y. Mets 3, Miami 1

Atlanta 8, Washington 4

Chicago Cubs 4, Pittsburgh 0

Philadelphia 4, St. Louis 1

Colorado 5, Arizona 4

L.A. Dodgers 8, San Francisco 3

Tuesday's Games

Milwaukee (Lohse 1-3) at Cincinnati (Cueto 1-2), 7:10 p.m.

N.Y. Mets (R.Montero 0-1) at Miami (Phelps 1-0), 7:10 p.m.

Washington (A.Cole 0-0) at Atlanta (Teheran 2-1), 7:10 p.m.

Pittsburgh (Locke 2-0) at Chicago Cubs (T.Wood 1-1), 8:05 p.m.

Philadelphia (S.Gonzalez 0-0) at St. Louis (Wacha 3-0), 8:15 p.m.

Colorado (K.Kendrick 1-2) at Arizona (Bradley 2-0), 9:40 p.m.

San Francisco (Bumgarner 1-1) at L.A. Dodgers (Kershaw 1-1), 10:10 p.m.

NBA PLAYOFFS

Monday, April 27

Brooklyn 120, Atlanta 115, OT, series tied 2-2

Milwaukee 94, Chicago 88, Chicago leads series 3-2

Portland 99, Memphis 92, Memphis leads series 3-1

Tuesday, April 28

Dallas at Houston, 8 p.m.

San Antonio at L.A. Clippers, 10:30 p.m.

NHL PLAYOFFS

Monday, April 27

Tampa Bay 5, Detroit 2, series tied 3-3

Washington 2, N.Y. Islanders 1, Washington wins series 4-3

Wednesday, April 29

Detroit at Tampa Bay, 7:30 p.m.

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