Author Archives: Joe Cook

Four pitchers combine to one-hit UTSA in Texas’ 2-0 victory

Center field at Disch-Falk (Joe Cook/IT)

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.

Bayou-Bengals bats barrage UT, 13-4

Alex Box Stadium at LSU. (Joe Cook/IT)

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.

Previewing Texas-LSU with And The Valley Shook

David Pierce (Joe Cook/IT)

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, SBNation’s LSU site, helped give a glimpse at what the Tigers have in store for the Longhorns this weekend.

Texas bats heat up against Lamar on frigid night for 7-2 victory

Texas following a Wednesday victory over Lamar (Joe Cook/IT)

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.

Kingham’s strong performance shuts down Cajuns in season opener, 3-0

UFCU Disch-Falk Field (Joe Cook/IT)

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.