College baseball’s all-time wins leader and five-time National Championship coach was 79 years old. Augie Garrido, one of college baseball’s legendary coaches who claimed five National Championships, the final two at Texas, passed away early Thursday morning at the age of 79.
After a promising start from a promising arm on Thursday, Texas never came back with the same quality of play on Friday, Saturday, or Sunday against Stanford. In fact, they weren’t even close.
Texas’ bats slumbered through a 6-2 Friday loss to Northwestern. During the rest of weekend, they were very much awake. The Longhorns put up 38 runs over three games Saturday and Sunday including 12 in Texas’ series ending win that was called after seven innings. Freshman Bryce Elder earned the win in relief, while junior left fielder Masen Hibbeler’s 4-for-5 effort paced the Texas offense.
BATON ROUGE -- On paper, Texas and LSU appeared to be a close matchup. Both teams were ranked in the teens in most major polls, and both were coming off performances in weekend one that left each wanting a little more. On Friday, LSU looked like a dominant force against the Longhorns’ No. 1 starter and the rest of the staff. LSU touched up junior Nolan Kingham for eight runs in just three innings of work. Texas could not string any hits together and only managed four runs.
The 2018 Texas baseball schedule is filled with several marquee matchups, and that's before Big 12 Conference play even starts. One of those big matchups is this weekend as the No. 19 Longhorns travel to Baton Rouge to take on the No. 23 LSU Tigers. In order to preview a weekend that will resemble a postseason environment, Poseur from AndTheValleyShook.com, SBNation's LSU site, helped give a glimpse at what the Tigers have in store for the Longhorns this weekend.
Sat in the stands tonight to soak up some nice Austin weather and to just get a feel for the Disch. Sometimes I feel like I get too caught up in the numbers rather than what's actually going on in the game. Here are some quick thoughts I've got from sitting down the left field line.
Via UT Release: The University of Texas baseball program and head coach David Pierce announced today the signing of 10 student-athletes to National Letters of Intent for the 2018 season. Pierce, along with assistant coaches Sean Allen and Philip Miller, bolstered their future roster by adding four junior college players and six high school signees.
Last week, head baseball coach David Pierce continued the recruiting run he has been on since taking the job when he added 2018 RHP Kolby Kubichek out of Bryan. Kubichek, whose fall and summer league team is Twelve Baseball based out of College Station, touched base with IT to talk about what led him to leave Aggieland and head to Austin.