AUSTIN — Sophomore starter Bryce Elder was instrumental helping LSU score its first run of the game in the top of the first. He allowed a single, recorded an error, and had two wild pitches to help LSU to an early 1-0 lead.
AUSTIN — With LSU visiting Austin this weekend, Texas head coach David Pierce wanted to cycle some young arms through Wednesday’s game while still trying to defeat visiting UTSA. That task appeared to be achievable after Texas jumped to a 6-0 lead in the third inning.
Through four innings, Sam Houston State starter Seth Ballew faced the minimum. Texas sophomore Zach Zubia was the Longhorns’ only baserunner after he reached on a single, but he was quickly erased in a double play from the next hitter.
Texas mustered a single extra-base hit against Purdue Friday and still won going away, 7-2.
HOUSTON — Texas was able to finish its season-opening road trip successfully Tuesday night as the Longhorn bats erupted in an 11-4 victory over the Rice Owls.
University of Texas Vice President and director of athletics Chris Del Conte considers Texas the hunter, not the hunted. As an athletic program that claims to be one of the country’s elite, student-athletes and coaches that don burnt orange know that opponents relish the opportunity to knock the Longhorns off their pedestal.
When the day began at Disch-Falk Field, the focus was on the past. Former head coach Augie Garrido joined Bibb Falk, Billy Disch, and Cliff Gustafson as Texas head coaches to have their busts placed outside Texas’ home diamond. Longhorn athletic director Chris Del Conte even joked with current head coach David Pierce that maybe one day his bust would join the legendary five.
Information from the program including updates on early enrollees, the search for team leadership, and health notes from the IT Staff
It takes a special athlete to be selected to The Opening Finals. 2019 Mansfield Legacy DB Jalen Catalon did not get his call until days before the event began, but it was a validation of the gifted athleticism he possesses.
Three different topics this week. One that has helped and hurt Texas, one that Texas wishes had another attendee, and one that looks set up well for the future.