Texas was 0-3 versus the SEC entering a weekend series with South Carolina. Thanks to strong team pitching, and timely, multi-faceted hitting against the Gamecocks, the Longhorns are now 3-3 versus the SEC. A weekend sweep of South Carolina jumped Texas to No. 10 in the latest D1Baseball.com top 25 ahead of the program's first Big 12 series in over 670 days.
HOUSTON – The Longhorn lineup’s lapses far outnumbered those of the pitching staff over the course of Saturday’s 11-inning matchup with the Houston Cougars. UH put runners on base in each of the last six innings, but freshmen Tanner Witt and Aaron Nixon escaped every frame unscathed.
Texas’ sixth game in the span of eight days was a tight affair through seven innings. Once Silas Ardoin’s seventh inning at bat came and went, Texas was able to comfortably count down the outs until it could leave San Marcos with a victory.
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.