In order for the upcoming weekend to remain relevant to Texas’ hosting chances, the Longhorns needed to make sure they went undefeated in the midweek at home in 2018 and defeat the Texas State Bobcats Tuesday night. Despite an early 1-0 deficit and a two hour rain delay, Texas did what they needed to do in a 6-2 victory to set up for an important weekend series against TCU.
David Pierce gave his Longhorn baseball team most of this week off in order to focus on final exams. As a result, Texas is sitting at home while the rest of the Big 12 involves itself in important late season series. Here’s a look at what’s going on.
The April/May edition of the Inside Texas Magazine is here. We’re talking spring football, Augie Garrido, Lil Jordan Humphrey, and recruiting in this issue. and Special thanks to Will Gallagher for putting another fantastic copy of the magazine together.
LUBBOCK – Texas’ most reliable options in 2018 have been the trio of Parker Joe Robinson, Kody Clemens, and Zach Zubia.
In order to clinch a Big 12 series victory over Texas Tech, UT head coach David Pierce had to rely on those three in what was the most important game of the Longhorns’ season. The trio delivered to help Texas to a 7-5 victory over the No. 8 Red Raiders at Dan Law Field at Rip Griffin Park.
Despite the Longhorns’ resiliency and the quality of bats up and down the lineup in 2018, neither could overcome a season-high ten walks issued to Texas Tech hitters. The Red Raiders recovered from Friday’s down-by-their-standards offensive performance to score in seven of eight at bats and explode offensively to tie the series with a 16-5 win.
LUBBOCK — Texas Tech came into the weekend series as a team known for its bats. It was ranked highly in the country in slugging, average, and runs per game. On Friday, Texas beat the Red Raiders at their own game.
David Pierce spoke yesterday about the pitching, how the team is preparing for Texas Tech, postseason pitching, and the new indoor facility that work will begin on very soon.
HOUSTON — Texas’ 2018 baseball class is filled with pitching. 10 of 16 signees are hurlers to be exact. One of those pitchers, Houston St. Thomas RHP Owen Meaney, had several high-profile schools after him. After a camp in Austin, he knew Texas was the place for him.
It didn’t look good for Texas after 2.5 innings, but then the Longhorns came back to take a one run lead in the third and extend that lead to three runs in the fourth. It didn’t look good for Texas after 6.5 innings following three straight multi-run frames by the Texas State Bobcats. It didn’t look good for Texas heading into the ninth trailing by four, but then the Longhorns scored one run and had the bases loaded with nobody out. Then David Hamilton came to the plate.
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