For nearly three innings, the Longhorns dugout sat lifeless at McCombs Field, awaiting a sign of life during a scoreless stalemate. Then, with two outs in the bottom of the third, junior outfielder Bekah Alcozer suddenly provided a much-needed lift.
Now only one game separates the Longhorns from a decisive conference slate, and Texas will have one final chance to iron out wrinkles in a Wednesday night matchup against Texas State. However, a midweek contest against the Bobcats will be no cakewalk for a struggling Longhorn squad.
Lifted by a three-run shot from senior first baseman Paige von Sprecken in the fifth inning, Texas head coach Connie Clark picked up her 850th career victory, as the Longhorns edged out Coastal Carolina for a 5-3 win on Thursday night.