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.
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.
I’m going to start out with an assertion I’ve made several times over the course of the 2019 baseball season. Texas reaching Omaha in 2018 was well ahead of schedule, at least by one year. See, David Pierce’s first season looked about how I expected it to go.
SAN ANTONIO — With one out in the ninth, Masen Hibbeler stepped to the plate with a runner on. He pulled a fastball from Incarnate Word’s Luke Taggart to deep left field.
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.
Fifteen pitchers combined for 18 walks, eight hit batsmen, 374 pitches, and 13 runs in Texas’ 7-6 midweek win over Arkansas.