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  1. Photo: TexasSports Though it took some late game heroics, an undefeated season is still on the table for Texas baseball. As expected with the first games of the season, pitchers shined and hitters struggled. The majority of game felt this way until a late Louisiana-Lafayette comeback tied the game 1-1 in the ninth inning and sent the game into extras. However, a 10th-inning double by junior outfielder Austin Todd put the Longhorns up 3-1 and proved to be enough to win the first of a three game series in Lafayette, La. What was unexpected, however, was the show that sophomore starting pitcher Bryce Elder put on. Through eight innings, Elder was relentless. In only his second collegiate start, Elder sliced and diced his way through the Ragin’ Cajun lineup to the tune of one earned run. More impressive, though, was the control he showed so early in the season. Not only did Elder not walk a batter, he struck out nine and only allowed four hits. But Elder was not alone in his impressive effort on the mound. It was not until the seventh inning when senior catcher Michael McCann ground-rule doubled over the right field fence to score one run, that either team was able put a number on the scoreboard. With a 1-0 lead going into the ninth, head coach David Pierce sent Elder back to the mound to go the distance. But the try was short-lived as Elder let up a leadoff single and would be replaced by sophomore reliever Kam Fields. Fields got one out, but struggled to find his command and let up the game-tying run. He was pulled shortly after and replaced by senior reliever Brandon Ivey. Ivey recorded his one, and maybe the most important, out of the game as it sent the game into extra innings. In the top of the 10th, freshman shortstop Bryce Reagan set the tone with a leadoff single to left. Junior outfielder Duke Ellis followed suit as he also found his way on. With men on first and second, Todd hit a two-out double into the left-center gap that scored both, but was thrown out trying to stretch the hit into a triple. After regaining the lead, freshman reliever Mason Bryant was thrown into the pressure cooker in his collegiate debut, tasked with getting the last three outs of the ball game. In the end, he did just enough as Texas pulled out the first game of the season by a score of 3-1. Texas will not likely be able to replicate Elder’s performance, but if Friday night was any indication on how these two teams stack up, it’s as even as it gets. Stay tuned as Texas will play their second game of this three game series against the Louisiana-Lafayette Ragin’ Cajuns on Saturday, Feb. 16th at M. L. Tigue Moore Field at Russo Park in Lafayette, La. First pitch is scheduled for 2 P.M.
  2. Eight months after making a run to the College World Series, Texas baseball returns locked and loaded ready to make another run in 2019. Led by a melting pot of the some of the Big 12’s top talent, young and old, the Longhorns look to start the year in spectacular fashion. Texas baseball’s long-awaited return is finally upon us as the Longhorns travel to Lafayette, La. to take on the University of Louisiana-Lafayette Ragin’ Cajuns on their home turf. The Longhorns, who started off 2018 by taking two out of three games against the Ragin’ Cajuns in Austin, are looking to to duplicate that success across state lines. Former Friday night ace Nolan Kingham, who set the tone for the series by putting on an electric opening night performance, is gone, however. In his place is sophomore reliever-turned-starter, sophomore Bryce Elder, who has the intangibles to be every bit as dominant as Kingham. “Elder’s earned that right to be Friday night starter,” head coach David Pierce said. “I thought you could see that in spurts in him last year. He’s got this cerebral approach. I just think he knows what he’s doing, knows what he wants to do and knows who he is.” The soft-spoken Elder, who hails from Decatur, Texas is known for his calm nature and even temper on the mound. He’s a player that never gets too high or too low and uses that to his advantage. “I’ve always been a guy that if I do something really well, we’ve got to go to the next inning, rather than get all excited from that and not being able to finish,” Elder said. “So I just try to stay even-keel and get the next batter and go to the next inning.” The weekend rotation, which Pierce has already set, features Elder along with 2018’s Sunday starter, junior Blair Henley, and true freshman Coy Cobb. Cobb, who will make his debut Sunday, is in a position not many true freshman pitchers have found themselves in recently at the University of Texas. “When we recruited Coy, we felt like then, and now he’s validated that he would have an opportunity to be a weekend starter,” Pierce said. “He’s done a great job. He’s pitching three pitches for strikes. He’s got velocity and he’s got command. So all we expect him to do is go out and repeat what he’s been doing.” Offensively, Texas features many familiar names. With an outfield that sports veterans in juniors Duke Ellis and Austin Todd, and an infield that highlights junior Ryan Reynolds and senior Masen Hibbeler, there hasn’t been too much of a shake-up in the field or in the lineup. A new face, and another true freshman that will make his debut this weekend is outfielder Eric Kennedy. Kennedy, who will take former outfielder and current utility man Tate Shaw’s place in the outfield, looks like an potential five-tool player primed for a breakout season. The younger brother of former Texas baseball player, Nick Kennedy, Eric has already made his presence felt in the short time he’s been on the 40 Acres. “Eric was very unassuming early in the fall,” Pierce said. “But he just kept putting his nose down and playing well. He’s a little unorthodox in swing, a little unorthodox in his arm, but if you really pay attention to the absolutes of hitting and throwing, he does things right. He’s very electric and very explosive on the bases. He’s not afraid to run and he’s not afraid to get thrown out. One position that still hasn’t found its answer, though, is first base. With a number of potential options to take the field, it’s a bit unclear who will get the nod Friday night. One of the candidates, and a middle-of-the-order staple, redshirt sophomore Zach Zubia has made strides to possibly take over the other hot corner. “I’ve just really worked on becoming more athletic as a whole,” Zubia said. “I think that becoming more athletic allows me to become more versatile on the field and on the bases, especially. Becoming faster, stronger, quicker all help me become more versatile wherever I need to be. And that’s going to be important going into the season because we’re going to have a lot of combos going around the whole year.” If one thing is clear, however, it’s that excitement for baseball is definitely in the air. Whether this team makes it to Omaha again is months of speculation away, but this group is definitely one to be on the lookout for. “What excites me is I think (this team) has a passion for the university, they have a passion for this program, and I credit the older guys for creating that,” Pierce said. “And they really like to play baseball and they like each other. That’s fun.” Texas will open its season at Cajun Field in Lafayette, La. on Friday, Feb. 15th. First pitch is set for 6:30 P.M.
  3. Freshman guard Courtney Ramey notched a career-high 19 points and the Longhorns moved to 11-8 all-time against West Virginia with a 75-53 victory over the Mountaineers in Morgantown on Saturday night. Texas snapped a 4-game Big 12 road losing streak with the win, moving Shaka Smart's team to 14-10 overall and 6-5 in Big 12 play. The 22-point win was the largest Big 12 margin of victory for the Longhorns under head coach Shaka Smart. Senior Kerwin Roach reached double-digits in scoring for the 19th time this season, with 14 points. Texas (14-10, 6-5) will face league-leading Kansas State (18-5, 8-2) on Tuesday at the Frank Erwin Center at 8:00 PM. The game will be televised on ESPN2. Game Photos:
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    *****Texas vs. OU GAME THREAD*****

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