Author Archives: Joe Cook

Battling illness, Kingham delivers memorable performance against Texas A&M in 8-3 victory

Nolan Kingham (Emily Lewallen/IT)

AUSTIN — Junior Nolan Kingham thought he was going to start Friday night against Texas Southern. His body thought otherwise. Kingham caught some sort of bug following the Big 12 Tournament, and though he improved throughout the week he took a step back as the regional approached.

“It was ongoing on Thursday and I told [Texas head coach David] Pierce ‘I don’t know about Friday, man. It’s pretty close,’” Kingham said. “He gave me an extra day and it worked out.”

Texas to tussle with the TSU Tigers in Austin

Chase Shugart (Emily Lewallen/IT)

Regional play returns to UFCU Disch-Falk Field Friday for the first time in seven years. Tickets have sold out, and the Friday starters for all four teams, Texas, Indiana, Texas A&M, and Texas Southern, have been announced.

Texas head coach David Pierce is focused on getting through the regional and to the round of 16. He has tried to make sure his team won’t overlook TSU, and rather than start a Tuesday arm in a game Texas is favored to win, he’s starting one of his top two in an attempt to move through the winner’s bracket.

Despite Big 12 Tournament elimination, I still plan on watching more games at Disch-Falk

Texas Baseball (Emily Lewallen/IT)

Two-and-‘cue is never a desired outcome especially for Longhorns baseball. A 3-2 loss to Kansas followed by a 3-1 loss to Oklahoma has the Longhorns leaving Oklahoma City much earlier than expected.

Elimination from the Big 12 Tournament is not a positive data point, but for me it comes down to this: two games shouldn’t supersede a season’s body of work when it comes to hosting.

Texas bats silenced by Jayhawks in Big 12 Tourney opener, 3-2

Ryan Reynolds (Emily Lewallen/IT)

Texas didn’t face Jackson Goddard during the Longhorns sweep of the Jayhawks in mid-March. They got his best today.

Goddard pitched 6.2 innings Wednesday in the opening round of the Big 12 Tournament. He allowed two hits, just one earned run, and struck out seven in a 119 pitch performance. Three Jayhawks pitched effectively in relief and survived a ninth inning scare to defeat the top seeded Longhorns 3-2.