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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Texas came back from a disappointing weekend sweep at TCU with an offensive explosion while limiting Prairie View A&M to just one hit in a 12-4 victory. Seniors Collin Shaw and Brooks Marlow both homered, and junior Ben Johnson was 3-for-4 with two RBIs, three runs and four stolen bases.
There is no off-season, no down time, no vacation, no break. Which means there’s plenty of UT stuff to talk about, even in April…
Four baserunners is all the Texas offense could manage tonight. Two came by way of senior Collin Shaw, one on a walk and the other on a single. Shaw proceeded to be the first out of a double play on the single. Junior C.J Hinojosa’s single and senior Brooks Marlow’s double were the only other hits for the Horns as they fell 5-0 to Sam Houston State.
It has been a long time since Texas baseball lost eight straight, and it will only get longer. Texas avoided a meeting with history thanks to three hits from freshman shortstop Joe Baker and two RBIs from senior second baseman Brooks Marlow in a 6-4 midweek victory over Wichita State.
Texas’ offense struggled again on Tuesday against Texas A&M-Corpus Christi as they were shut out for most of the game and could not deliver hits when they needed them most, losing 6-4 in 10 innings.