Category Archives: Baseball

Horns beat Texas State in extras, 10-4

Texas Baseball. (courtesy of Horns Illustrated)

SAN MARCOS — After allowing the Texas State Bobcats to tie the game with two home runs, the Texas Longhorns exploded for six runs in the 11th to defeat the Bobcats, 10-4 in San Marcos.

Through four innings, Texas only had two hits on four hard hit balls. They advanced a runner to second in the first after junior center fielder Zane Gurwitz reached on an infield single. After being moved on a sacrifice, Gurwitz failed in his attempt to steal third with two outs.

2016 Texas Baseball Preview

Augie Garrido. (Texassports.com)

After visiting Omaha in 2014 and reaching the national semifinals, 2015 was supposed to be another banner year for the Texas Longhorns baseball program. While the team began strong out of the gate, a midseason non-conference sweep at the hands of Nebraska proved to be a major turning point in the season. The team stumbled into the Big 12 Tournament, needing to win in Oklahoma City to even have a chance at the field of 64.

UT Baseball lands local product

Austin Todd. (photo by Donald Boyles)

Last week Texas picked up a baseball commitment by the name of Austin Todd. The outfielder from Round Rock looks to bring a toolsy skill-set to Disch. With help of a subscriber, I contacted Todd to get some more information. With the Astros in the midst of a pennant run, I’m feeling baseball right now and enjoyed discussing the sport with the new Longhorn. He grew up an Aggie fan but we won’t hold that against him.

Inside Scoop – 6/12/15

Brock Wright. (courtesy of Wright)

This week’s Scoop goes in-depth on Sunday’s camp and targets talking UT. New offers and targets are popping up daily and we’ve got the latest on a handful. We also get quotes from a few headed to Austin this weekend and more that stopped by UT’s campus this week. It’s a football loaded recruiting session in this edition of the Inside Scoop.

Mondays in the Humidor with the Big Cigar

Swoopes and Gray during Spring practice. (Will Gallagher/IT)

In this abbreviated edition of Mondays in the Humidor we’ve got tidbits from the first day of summer workouts that included some highlights and lowlights. We’ll try to have semi-daily updates from summer workouts if possible. We’ve also got some tidbits about Texas hoops to break things up. It’s June, and things are starting to heat up (Thank goodness) at least on the sports front.

Texas Coaches: State of the Union

Augie Garrido. (Texassports.com)

In these previous three years, I’ve seen a lot of important events and figures reach their finish. Mack Brown’s time has come and gone, finishing his careers against Texas A&M (one year before my time) and Oklahoma with victories. I’ve seen him replaced by Charlie Strong, who has had back-to-back years in which his recruiting classes came down to an exciting finish.

UT wins in French finale, 3-0

Augie Garrido. (Texassports.com)

On what was most likely his final start at UFCU Disch-Falk Field, senior Parker French delivered one of his best performances of the season. French threw 7.2 innings on a career high 131 pitches, allowing seven hits and walking three while striking out seven and stranding 10 in Texas’ 3-0 victory.