Time to empty the notebook from Texas’ junior day with notes on 2020 QBs, 2019 TEs, and a star freshman OL.
AUSTIN — Following an 11-1 Sunday win over LSU during which the bats exploded, Texas needed to find a different way to win Tuesday against UTSA. Thanks to a combined one-hitter from the Longhorn pitching staff, Texas was able to top the Roadrunners 2-0. Freshman Nico O’Donnell earned the win with a 5.1 inning, one hit outing, while the Texas bullpen’s 3.2 innings closed out the first of five games this week for the Longhorns.
BATON ROUGE — In each of the first two games of Texas’ series against LSU, something was lacking. It was hitting in game one and a score of things in game two. In game three, nothing was lacking.
BATON ROUGE — On paper, Texas and LSU appeared to be a close matchup. Both teams were ranked in the teens in most major polls, and both were coming off performances in weekend one that left each wanting a little more. On Friday, LSU looked like a dominant force against the Longhorns’ No. 1 starter and the rest of the staff. LSU touched up junior Nolan Kingham for eight runs in just three innings of work. Texas could not string any hits together and only managed four runs.
The 2018 Texas baseball schedule is filled with several marquee matchups, and that’s before Big 12 Conference play even starts. One of those big matchups is this weekend as the No. 19 Longhorns travel to Baton Rouge to take on the No. 23 LSU Tigers. In order to preview a weekend that will resemble a postseason environment, Poseur from AndTheValleyShook.com, SBNation’s LSU site, helped give a glimpse at what the Tigers have in store for the Longhorns this weekend.
On a chilly Austin Wednesday, a north wind blowing in made UFCU Disch-Falk Field one of the coldest places in the city. The Longhorn bats were hot in spite of the cold temperatures, pounding 10 hits to help plate seven runs. Five pitchers combined to give up two runs as Texas cruised past the Lamar Cardinals, 7-2. Freshman Bryce Elder earned the win in 1.2 innings of work.
AUSTIN — When head coach Tom Herman and offensive coordinator Tim Beck arrived at Texas, the quarterback room was nothing like the one both had a hand in coaching at Ohio State, or even the one Herman and Major Applewhite had at Houston.
The talent around Austin continues to improve year after year. Several of the area’s top talent, as well as two from outside Central Texas, made their way to the Forty Acres for Texas’ Junior Days.
Junior right-hander Nolan Kingham had high expectations coming into this season. Others did too, as he was named to the Golden Spikes Award pre-season watch list. Kingham delivered a performance that exceeded those expectations tonight, as his eight innings of shutout baseball silenced the Louisiana Ragin’ Cajun bats, earning the win in No. 21 Texas’ 3-0 Opening Day victory.
Friday marks Opening Day for the 2018 Texas Longhorns baseball season, but someone forgot to tell Mother Nature. With rainy forecasts for the entire weekend and cold weather likely each day, it might make a difference to a lot of baseball teams on the precipice of the season. Not so for Texas head coach David Pierce’s squad