AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Brandon Belt had four hits, including a home run, as Texas defeated Texas A&M-Corpus Christi 8-1 Wednesday for its seventh straight victory.
Texas (26-8) got half its runs in the eighth. Belt and Tant Shepherd hit back-to-back home runs. Preston Clark doubled in another run and scored off a single by Connor Rowe.
Jeramie Marek hit a home run to left field in the second for the lone run by the Islanders (13-24).
Stayton Thomas (1-0) struck out two batters in three innings for the win.
Brett Carnline (3-4) gave up four runs and two walks over 4 2-3 innings in the loss.
Copyright 2009 The Associated Press.
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