After the first game of the series between TCU and Texas lacked offense, Texas made sure to provide more than enough for both teams Saturday.
FORT WORTH – Texas starter Bryce Elder’s first 106 pitches resulted in no TCU runs. His 108th pitch started TCU’s ninth-inning, 3-2 come-from-behind victory.
While most of the players and coaches scattered during Spring Break, the group as a whole had a great first week of practice and a little more information straggled in late. The team will return to Austin this weekend sunburned, smiling, and hopefully ready to smack each other for three consecutive weeks. The first day back is always a rude awakening.
Last year, the Big 12’s only two premier programs vied for the league crown, with Texas winning the regular season match-up, while Oklahoma handled the Longhorns in the Big 12 title game. We can take consolation with the split, but the hardware breaks the tie.
At the last player availability, Sam Ehlinger was asked how Texas can become more explosive in 2019 after failing to produce a single play of 50 yards or more in 2018. The lack of explosiveness to the Texas offense was a major theme to the season, particularly early in the year when it seemed liable to crush the team’s hopes of playing effective enough offense to compete in the Big 12.
Fifteen pitchers combined for 18 walks, eight hit batsmen, 374 pitches, and 13 runs in Texas’ 7-6 midweek win over Arkansas.
We start in the Houston area with a linebacker who tracks and smacks, then head west to see the nation’s top corner and one of the best OL from Arizona, back to east Texas for a uber-athletic corner with lock down traits, and finish with UT’s top QB on its 2021 big board in this edition of the Recruiting Notebook.
Our friend, quarterback trainer Brad Wilson Stanfield, took stock of the Houston talent at his position of expertise and offered his thoughts.
In addition, I caught up with priority targets Alfred Collins and Chad Lindberg.
After a five-pitch first inning, Jack Neely started as strong as a pitcher could against a great offensive team like Arkansas. In the second? Not so much.
Halfway through the most challenging portion of its schedule, the No. 9 Texas Longhorns (D1Baseball.com) are 15-7 overall with series wins over every weekend opponent save Stanford.