Category Archives: Baseball

David Pierce era begins in losing fashion as Horns fall to Rice, 3-2

UFCU Disch-Falk Field (Joe Cook/IT)

Even with all the excitement about the new energy coming into the program under head coach David Pierce, at bats still need to produce hits and move runners and pitchers need to escape jams. It does not help when the opponent is able to move runners when umpires miss calls in important situations. Texas struggled to put themselves in position to score tonight and No. 23 Rice was the beneficiary of an improperly called bunt off the batter’s foot as the Owls took down Texas in the season opener, 3-2.

Baseball inks 10 signees for 2018 season

David Pierce and Mike Perrin pose during the new baseball coach's PC. (Joe Cook/IT)

Via UT Release: The University of Texas baseball program and head coach David Pierce announced today the signing of 10 student-athletes to National Letters of Intent for the 2018 season.

Pierce, along with assistant coaches Sean Allen and Philip Miller, bolstered their future roster by adding four junior college players and six high school signees.

One-on-one with newest Texas baseball commit Kolby Kubichek

Kolby Kubichek (courtsey of Kubichek)

Last week, head baseball coach David Pierce continued the recruiting run he has been on since taking the job when he added 2018 RHP Kolby Kubichek out of Bryan. Kubichek, whose fall and summer league team is Twelve Baseball based out of College Station, touched base with IT to talk about what led him to leave Aggieland and head to Austin.

Texas Baseball gets a boost

Bennett Inoff. (Courtesy of Inoff)

Recruiting is the lifeblood of a successful college program, and David Pierce knows it.

Since the former Tulane skipper was hired as head coach of the Texas Longhorns, action on the recruiting trail is more active than it has been in years.

Pierce introduced as new UT skipper

David Pierce and Mike Perrin pose during the new baseball coach's PC. (Joe Cook/IT)

AUSTIN — In the press conference introducing new Longhorn head baseball coach David Pierce, a variety of emotions filled the room. Athletic director Mike Perrin beamed with pride about the third revenue sport hire in as many years.

Texas hires Tulane’s David Pierce

David Pierce. (KSLA)

A Texas native who has spent most of his 27-year career coaching in the state, David Pierce has been named head baseball coach at The University of Texas, Men’s Athletics Director Mike Perrin announced Wednesday. Pierce, just the fifth Longhorn head coach since 1911 (with the exception of the war years of 1943-45 when Blair Cherry was at the helm), is the 13th head coach in 122 years of Texas baseball. He will be introduced on Thursday at a news conference on the UT campus.

Garrido Steps Down

Augie Garrido. (Texassports.com)

AUSTIN, Texas – After a record-setting and storied 48-year baseball coaching career, including 20 years at The University of Texas, Augie Garrido is accepting a position as Special Assistant to the Athletics Director and relinquishing his duties as the Longhorns coach, Men’s Athletics Director Mike Perrin said on Monday.

Another Disappointing Season in Austin

Augie Garrido. (Texassports.com)

Disappointing seasons sure are disappointing, especially when they come on the heels of another disappointing season. When four of the last five seasons have been disappointing for Texas Baseball, well, I think you get the picture.