David Pierce’s Texas Longhorns have played 33 of the 56 games on the 2021 schedule, including half of the Big 12 slate. The Longhorns have taken all four of the conference series they’ve played thus far with wins over Baylor and Oklahoma and sweeps of Kansas and Kansas State.
Midweek baseball games for power programs often becomes a sort of testing ground. Whether it’s testing new lineup combinations, trying out a player at a new position, or gaining more data on certain hitters and pitchers, those details sometimes are just as important as the events of the game.
Running backs receive handoffs and wide receivers catch passes. Quarterbacks touch the ball on almost every play and are integral to the successes or failures of an offense, but only the center touches the ball every single offensive snap.
Nine different Texas A&M-Corpus Christi pitchers made their way to the mound at UFCU Disch-Falk Field on Tuesday night. Four of them gave up multiple runs and two more surrendered a run apiece. Mutli-RBI nights from Mitchell Daly (4), Cam Williams (2), Ivan Melendez (3), and Trey Faltine (3) helped Texas cruise to a 14-4 victory.
Tuesday marked the first occasion in Steve Sarkisian’s time as head coach of the Texas Longhorns that current players were made available to the media. The most recent meeting with the press for players prior to Roschon Johnson's and Josh Thompson’s availabilities was last year at the end of last season under the last coach.
While the head men’s basketball coach at Texas Tech, Chris Beard took the Red Raider program to heights it had never experienced. Not even legendary coach Bob Knight, for whom Beard was an assistant from 2001-08, could win the Big 12 regular season title in Lubbock.
The Longhorns were ranked No. 5 last week entering a midweek matchup with the Texas A&M Aggies that David Pierce’s team lost 2-0. After regrouping and sweeping Big 12 opponent Kansas in Lawrence, and with Texas Tech dropping a series to Kansas State, the Longhorns moved up to No. 4 in the most recent D1Baseball.com poll.