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Red Raiders response, Texas Longhorns tied 4-4 after fourth inning: Live updates

The Texas Longhorns (No. 24, 35-10, 20-10) are back in action, returning to Arlington for the annual Big 12 Championship. Their tournament opener this season is a showdown against the Texas Tech Red Raiders (31-24, 12-18).

These two teams are heading into their tournament showdown on completely opposite paths. Texas Tech lost its last game against the Arizona State Sun Devils and has lost seven of its last eight games, with the only win coming against the UNLV Runnin Rebels. However, things went better for the Longhorns.

They enter this contest having won three straight games and secured their first win against the Kansas Jayhawks in conference play to close out the regular season. At the end of the season, it was their sixth series win in a row, increasing their overall record in the conference series to a dominant 9-1. Of course, the only loss was to the BYU Cougars.

However, a win in this game is a long shot for both teams. For the Red Raiders, it keeps their slim hopes of making it to the Field of 64 alive. As for the Longhorns, a win further strengthens their bid for the postseason and positions them to land in a favorable regional position in the NCAA Tournament.

Follow our live game updates now as the Longhorns take on the Red Raiders on Tuesday night at Globe Life Field.

Texas Longhorns outfielder Jared Thomas (9) hits a ball during the game against Kansas at UFCU Disch-Falk Field.

Texas Longhorns outfielder Jared Thomas (9) hits a ball during the game against Kansas at UFCU Disch-Falk Field. / Aaron E. Martinez/American-Statesman /

Before the game

The Longhorns' starting lineup looks like this:

1B Jared Thoms

SS Jalin Flores

3B Peyton Powell

RF Max Belyeu

DH Kimble Schuessler

LF Porter Brown

C Rylan Galvan

CF Want Gasparino

2 B Jack O'Dowd

P Ace Whitehead

Top first:

Ace Whitehead (Texas) pitches

Pompey: Go

Harrelson: Strikeout Swinging

Pompey was caught first

Bazzell: Fly out to the right

Below first:

Kyle Robinson (Texas Tech) pitching

Thomas: solo home run, Texas leads 1-0

Flores: Pop out to short

Powell: Go

Belyeu: Single

Schüßler: Down-to-earth in double play (4-6-3)

Upper runner-up:

Kash: Fly out to the left

Woodcox: solo home run, Texas draw (1:1)

McGee: Jump out to the left

Green: Line out to third

Lower second:

Brown: Groundout to second

Galvan: Fly out to the left

Gasparino: Swinging strikeout

Upper third:

Lopez: Jumping to second place

Burns: Single

Pompey: Groundout to short, Burns to second

Harrelson: Fly out to the left

Lower third:

O'Dowd: solo home run, Texas leads 2-1

Thomas: Fly into the middle

Flores: Hit by the pitch

Powell: Individually

Belyeu: Two-run double, Texas leads 4-1

Schüßler: Fly to the right, Belyeu to third place

Brown: Strikeout swinging

Top fourth:

Bazzell: Fly out to the right

Kash: Groundout for the second

Woodcox: Go

McGee: Single

Green: three-run home run, Texas draw (4:4)

Lopez: Single

Burns: Flyout to center

Lower quarter:

Galvan: Swinging strikeout

Gasparino: Strikeout with momentum

O'Dowd: Walk

Thomas fly into the middle

Top fifth:

Pompey: Fly to the middle

Harrelson: Fly to the middle

Bazzell: Flyout to the right

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