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  1. 4 points
    After Texas’ 3-2 series opening win over TCU, starting pitcher Nolan Kingham told David Pierce, “Arlight Coach, now I’m back”. The junior right-hander turned in perhaps his best performance of the season since his complete game in the season opener against Louisiana Lafayette. Kingham went the distance against the Horned Frogs, throwing 116 pitches while allowing 2 runs on 6 hits, striking out 6 and walking 1. Let’s take a look at some thoughts and takeaways from a win that now has Texas only 1 game back of first-place Oklahoma State. Masen Hibbeler told reporters after the game that Kingham pulled out his old cleats before the game and used his warm up song from 2017. The right-hander wanted to turn the clock and regain his 2017 form that made him one of the best arms in the Big 12. It worked, as Kingham showed vastly improved command of all his pitches, including his heavy sinker that induced 12 groundball outs. Kingham pounded the strike zone for much of the night, and used his slider as an effective put away pitch. It was eerily similar to what helped Kingham have success last season. For David Pierce and the Texas pitching staff, Kingham could not have picked a better time to return to his old ways. Pierce said after the game he could tell Kingham wanted the ball tonight. After the 8th winning, Pierce went to Kingham and said they were going to go to Andy McGuire in the 9th. Kingham responded by saying “With all due respect, this is my game. I want the ball.” It was all David Pierce needed to hear, and his ace responded with a 1-2-3 9th inning. At the plate, Hibbeler provided the big blow with his solo home run in the bottom of the 5th to put Texas ahead 3-0. After working a 2-0 count, the Texas left fielder crushed a fastball over the LF wall. The 7th inning was where Longhorn fans began to hold their breath. After allowing a leadoff home run to AJ Balta to cut the Texas lead to 3-1, Kingham struck out Michael Landestoy before Johnny Rizer hit a line drive into CF that Austin Todd dove to try to catch. The second base umpire originally ruled Todd caught the ball despite the fact his glove came off as he rolled over, but the umpires came together and eventually overturned the call, awarding Rizer 2nd base. Todd was forced to leave the game with a separated shoulder. Rizer would end up scoring on a 2-out Connor Wanhanen single, but Kingham struck out Adam Oviedo to prevent further damage and keep the score at 3-2. Todd’s replacement, Tate Shaw, ended the game by running down a deep fly ball in CF Despite a hitless night, Kody Clemens continued to shine in the field. After an error in the top of the 3rd inning, Clemens responded with an outstanding diving stop in the 6th. It was a relatively quiet night for the Texas offense, who only mustered 5 hits, but TCU starter Nick Lodolo showed very good stuff for most the night. With Oklahoma State losing their series opener to Texas Tech, 9-4, Texas now sits 1 game back in the Big 12 standings with 2 to play. Texas owns the tiebreaker and now has a real possibility of playing for a regular season Big 12 title on Saturday afternoon.
  2. 4 points
    Bear19

    Oh Aggy, Part Deux

    I fervently hope we did not ask them to play. If we did I’m glad they said no and I hope we never ask again. F aggy
  3. 3 points
    Bogey

    Oh Aggy, Part Deux

    This.is.perfection. I can't imagine a better expression of my own sentiments on the subject. ...oh, and F aggy.
  4. 3 points
    oldhorn2

    Oh Aggy, Part Deux

    AUDIO: Texas vs. Texas A&M needs to come back on an annual basis. Why won't it? Texas is scared of Texas A&M
  5. 2 points
    The last part is a given. If we sweep the series I’m thinking we only need to win one in the tournament. Maybe none.
  6. 2 points
    In other important news, Oklahoma State trails Texas Tech, 8-1. Longhorns trail Oklahoma State by 2 games in the Big 12 standings
  7. 2 points
    LSU offered Dominick Glass today. Could be a sign that things are not so good with LSU and Cain. Who will our #2 RB take be in this class? IDK, but give me the kid from Newton.
  8. 1 point
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  10. 1 point
    Daniel Seahorn

    2020 Recruiting Board/Thread

    Texas extends another offer out to a Mater Dei prospect in Cali. Safety Bryson Washington gets an offer this morning. https://247sports.com/Player/Bryson-Washington-46049451
  11. 1 point
    tejasrulz

    Oh Aggy, Part Deux

    This.
  12. 1 point
    Slimer

    2019 Recruiting Board/Thread

    Seems like we are trending good with 4* DE Zach Williams from Arkansas.
  13. 1 point
    Still not sure why he got 2nd. On TV it appeared that he turned towards the dugout after touching 1st base. If so, why does he get 2nd? The LF'er was there, he could have thrown the ball into the infield if needed. Oh well, Texas wins and that's what counts!
  14. 1 point
    echeese

    Herman Era Year 2

    Yep
  15. 1 point
    That's pitching.
  16. 1 point
    Daniel Seahorn

    2019 Recruiting Board/Thread

    Texas also offered Plant (FL) offensive guard Will Putnam tonight. https://247sports.com/Player/William-Putnam-85976
  17. 1 point
    Daniel Seahorn

    2019 Recruiting Board/Thread

    New WR offer out tonight to 4 Star Maryland wideout John Metchie. https://247sports.com/Player/John-Metchie-81170
  18. 1 point
    Great win, and a complete game. Way to go guys. HookEm!!
  19. 1 point
    Top 9 Kingham back out for the 9th Balta- Flyout to CF Landestoy- 5-3 groundout Rizer- Lineout to CF Texas wins, 3-2.
  20. 1 point
  21. 1 point
    I am not sure why the runner was placed on 2nd, as he never really even rounded first base
  22. 1 point
    Texas has a chance to beat 5 SEC foes in a row. If aggy pisses the bed against their SEC west opponents (which is completely possible) and Texas is moderately successful, I would consider that bitch slapping aggy back into place.
  23. 1 point
    J.B. TexasEx

    Oh Aggy, Part Deux

    F aggy
  24. 1 point
    I really like the way the new AD is bringing back pride and spirit back to town. Some of his plans may seem a little grand but the formation of a Texas Hall of Fame at DKR is a great start, along with other game day improvements... What really impressed me is that he wants UT pride to be throughout the state not just within the confines of the Austin City limits. I think that Herman has the right man to help him bring the program back to National prominence, and get the band wagon fans to sign on for more than just a casual ride.. I think he is going to make it cool to once again be Longhorn proud off the field...and I think Herman will give us a product to be proud of on the field

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