A few weeks ago, redshirt freshman catcher Turner Gauntt wasn’t wondering how he was going to hit a 1-2 pitch from Lamar’s AJ Ozorio-Brace for his first career hit in his first at bat as a Longhorn. He hadn’t picked up a baseball since he found out he wasn’t part of Texas’ final 35-man roster prior to the season. He was just a student living what he called a “very average college life.”
Texas’ 7-2 midweek win over Lamar wasn’t much of a surprise despite the recent struggles the Longhorns have suffered.
Replacing starters along the offensive line is never an easy task, but the addition of Georgia Tech grad transfer Parker Braun to a competition between several players who have seen game action in the trenches has concern levels about the first offensive line lower than other positions.
Texas’ spring practice is officially over with the conclusion of the Orange-White game. Now, Texas fans will have to wait until September for the next action at DKR, but here are some observations from Saturday’s scrimmage with an eye to the big picture coming later.
Texas defensive coordinator Todd Orlando addressed questions Tuesday surrounding the defense this spring including utilizing depth to replace injuries, finding eight new starters, and marking new leadership candidates. Orlando addressed all these uncertainties in a press conferences Tuesday, but his comments about the offense he sees every practice were the real attention getters.
To this point, Texas senior Matteo Bocchi’s baseball career has been one of constant change.
Texas’ win over Rice Tuesday night may have only been by two runs, but the five Longhorn hurlers who faced Owl hitters made sure that two-run cushion was a comfortable one.
David Pierce has been here before.
His 2019 Texas team has reached a point his 2017 and 2018 Texas teams reached in their journeys. Texas is about halfway through its regular season, has a respectable ranking and record, and remains in the race for a conference championship.
Texas won the NIT with its win over Lipscomb.
Any discussion has to begin with the fact Texas didn’t make the NCAA Tournament. Texas should be in it every year.
Texas freshman Jordan Whittington was almost always the best football player on any field he stepped on.