Texas Coaches: State of the Union

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.

Sam Houston shuts down UT, 5-0

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.

No. 16 Horns Sweep Kansas State, 6-1

After more than six hours of baseball the previous day, Texas had to come out ready to play once more in order to sweep a 3-game Big 12 series over Kansas State. For the first time since 1993, UT had its starting pitcher bat in the designated hitter spot in the lineup. Faced with these responsibilities, sophomore Kacy Clemens did enough to earn the sweep-clinching win over the Wildcats, 6-1.

Texas takes two from K-State

After Friday’s series opener against Kansas State was postponed due to weather, the Texas skies were calm enough for Texas to notch two conference victories over Kansas State. In the first game, Texas came back with a big eighth inning to win 5-3, while Chad Hollingsworth and Kirby Bellow dominated the Wildcat bats in the second game, 3-1.

Texas beats WVU in 10, 4-3

In the first game of conference play, Texas got a walk-off victory with the help of freshman walk on Connor Macalla. Macalla’s sacrifice fly in the bottom of the 10th to bring home senior Brooks Marlow capped off a night of outstanding pitching from seniors Parker French and Kirby Bellow in Texas’ 4-3 victory over the West Virginia Mountaineers.