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.
AUSTIN, Texas—A dominant eight innings by senior starter Ty Culbreth and a nine-run, 13-hit effort from the Longhorns offense propelled No. 23 Texas to a 9-0 shutout win over visiting Stanford. The Longhorns now lead the series two games to one.
AUSTIN — The No. 23 Texas baseball team pounded out double-digit hits for the second straight game and kept UNLV off the board for the entire afternoon en route to a 7-0 shutout win in the series finale at UFCU Disch-Falk Field on Sunday.
Watching the first three innings would make you think that the 2016 Longhorns had turned the corner on offense and would be able to support the pitching staff with timely hitting, moving runners over, and aggressive base running.
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.
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.