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.
Texas recovered from a spell where it lost three of four with a weekend sweep of Cal State Fullerton. The Longhorns won 6-1 on Friday, 4-3 on Saturday, and 8-4 on Sunday with the sweep-clinching win powered by home runs from Austin Todd and Peyton Powell.
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.
AUSTIN -- With LSU visiting Austin this weekend, Texas head coach David Pierce wanted to cycle some young arms through Wednesday’s game while still trying to defeat visiting UTSA. That task appeared to be achievable after Texas jumped to a 6-0 lead in the third inning.
COLLEGE STATION - In an exciting rivalry game, Texas got down early, clawed it's way back, got down again, clawed back once more, but ultimately could not break through and grab the lead from the No. 19 Texas A&M Aggies. Head coach David Pierce said after the game he tried to treat this Tuesday like any other Tuesday. However, both he and junior second baseman Kody Clemens admitted they knew a little bit more was at stake with this one.
AUSTIN -- In the early stages of the season, Texas head coach David Pierce and his players have repeated the benefit of playing a difficult non-conference schedule. They know while the games present a high risk of defeat, they also help prepare a forming Longhorns team for the quality of opponent they plan to see in the postseason. Top-10 Stanford, who visits Austin for a four game series beginning Thursday, might be the most difficult of those non-conference tests.
David Pierce’s first season as the head coach of the Texas Longhorn baseball program was one of change. Gone was Augie Garrido, a two-time national champion at Texas and college baseball’s winningest coach. Departing with him was his culture and offensive style, where he’d bunt even the best hitters.
After a 39-24 campaign in his first season as Texas head coach, David Pierce has brought a renewed energy to the program. Last year, the team was sitting at home during late May watching as other teams played during a time Texas rarely misses out on. This season, Pierce was one game away from two consistent goals of the Longhorn baseball program; hosting an NCAA regional and advancing to the super regional round.
It's 140 something a.m., and I missed a portion of the game trying to interview recruits leaving tonight's camp. That said, I felt like I saw most of what I needed to see in the Horns' 5-3 12 inning win.