David Pierce’s Texas Longhorns accumulated 20 hits over the first four games of the 2021 season. Texas’ issues weren’t limited to the batter’s box during the opening series in Arlington, but the poor performance at the plate continued Wednesday in the first game of a four-game set with the BYU Cougars.
When Texas’ 2020 baseball season was cut short at the onset of the coronavirus pandemic, it robbed Longhorns head coach David Pierce of the opportunity to find out just how good a team he professed his love for was.
Huston Street always intended to be a Longhorn. The son of late Texas quarterback and pitcher James Street, Huston knew from the time he was five years old he wanted to follow in his father’s footsteps on the Forty Acres.
Whenever I get into my car, my phone’s Bluetooth connects to my vehicle’s entertainment system. That indicates to my phone that I’m about to begin driving and it tries to guess where I’m headed to offer directions. The typical guess? UFCU DIsch-Falk Field
Texas overcame 5.1 innings of no-hit pitching from Cal State Fullerton starter Tanner Bibee with a six-run seventh inning. Eric Kennedy and Murphy Stehly added a RBI apiece via singles, Eric Kennedy drove in two with a double, and DJ Petrinsky set off Smokey the Cannon with his two-run shot to left field. Dawson Merryman earned the win in relief for a 6-1 Texas victory.
Thirteen games into the season, Texas head coach David Pierce is well aware he needs more production from whoever he plays at second base. Brenden Dixon, Lance Ford, and Murphy Stehly received chances to play the spot, but thus far the position has offered little at the plate.