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  1. Long Beach Regional - Weekend Thread

    The Longhorns begin post-season play on Friday in the Long Beach, California regional against the UCLA Bruins at 6:00 pm.

    Texas enters the Regional is the #2 seed with UCLA holding the #3 seed.

    Host team, #1 Long Beach State faces #4 seed San Diego State later on Friday evening.

    Stay up-to-date on the Regional action in our weekend game thread (click on the link below).


    • Jun 02 2017 09:37 AM
    • by HornSports Staff
  2. Longhorns take two from Rice in Saturday Double...

    After 7 straight hours of baseball, Texas takes the double header to the tune of 5-4 and 6-1. They redeemed an anemic offensive performance in the first game and notched head coach David Pierce his first AND second wins as the Longhorns' skipper.

    The pitching performances by Kyle Johnston and Blair Henley were phenomenal, as Rice was only able to put up 1 run a piece against them both.

    Game 1

    Texas 5, Rice 4

    In the first game Johnston threw 93 pitches (63 strikes) over 6 innings where he managed 6Ks, 1BB on 7 hits, but only gave up 1 run in the first inning. Johnston got some help from his offense with patient at bats and the Rice pitching staff helping the Longhorns out. Three of the Longhorns' runs came from walks or hitting the batter with bases loaded. David Hamilton's single in the 6th inning gave the Longhorns three runs and a 5-1 lead going into the final inning of the first game.

    Chase Shugart came in to relieve Johnston, but had a little trouble of his own. After facing 7 batters in 2/3 innings and throwing 26 pitches (13 strikes) he had made the game interesting again by letting Rice crawl back with 3 runs.

    O’Hara came into take the game from Shugart’s hands with a man on 1st and 2nd and two outs. Rice’s Gneiting singled to left field off of O’Hara and over the glove of a leaping Sosa Andres. Wunderlick, the man on 2nd, crossed 3rd and tried his luck rounding for home to tie the game. Travis Jones picked up the ball and threw it home. Out. Ball game.

    “It felt pretty good out of the hand… I saw where [Wunderlick] was… I knew I got him,” said Travis Jones after the game.

    And he got him for sure, beating Wunderlick to the plate and sealing the 5-4 win for Coach Pierce, his first. One down, one to go.

    Game 2

    Texas 6, Rice 1

    The second game started off a little shaky for Texas as they trotted out true freshman Blair Henley for his first action on the mound as a Longhorn. Henley started off with a 20-pitch inning and getting out of a bases loaded, no outs jam while only giving up one run. And it would be the only run for Rice in the game.

    Henley agreed that the first inning could have gone better, “Yeah the first inning was rough… I was pretty jittery, but I settled down threw how I usually do.” And Blair settled down, the Owls paid for it. He used all four of his pitches (fastball, curve-ball, slider, and change-up) and it baffled Rice’s bats. Henley ended up throwing 80 pitches over 5 innings tallying 8 strikeouts (4 of them buckling Rice batter’s knees) and only letting up that 1 run.

    Rice also trotted out a true freshman in Matt Canterino, but his rough times didn’t just stick to the first inning. He was only able to get through 3 innings, throwing 84 pitches and gaving up 4 runs. And it didn’t just end with Canterino. Each of Rice’s subsequent pitchers threw over 50 pitches and struggled mightily.


    Kacy Clemens ate up the poor pitching by Rice. In game 2 he went 3-3 with a home run over the left field fence and had 2 RBIs. Over the span of both games Kacy went 4-5.

    Another guy who had a good day was Michael McCann. McCann who had a nice game at the plate in game 2, going 1- 2 with an RBI.

    The other catcher, Michael Cantu, has struggled so far in this series. Cantu has gone 1 -4 so far consisting of some less than stellar at bats.

    Overall the Longhorns' approach to the plate was very calm. Each player worked counts and the team had over 20 at bats go to 3 balls or more in the two games. However, they’re still stranding base runners - there were 16 over the two games (not as bad as Rice who stranded 19).

    The youth on this team has done very well. Guys like David Hamilton, Blair Henley, Austin Todd, Ryan Reynolds, and Nolan Kingham have stepped up early and are helping the Longhorns start the season solid.

    The Longhorns and Owls will play again on Sunday at noon.

    • Feb 19 2017 08:09 AM
    • by Will Baizer
  3. 2017 Texas Baseball Preview - A New Look

    Texas Baseball: Extreme Makeover

    Texas Baseball has a lot of 'new' in 2017. From players to turf, coaching staff to fences, mentality to toughness, this team is undergoing what could be called an extreme makeover.

    Starting with the hiring of a new coaching staff in late June, typically a time when Texas Baseball teams of years-past would be just getting home from Omaha, the winds of change were starting to blow. The University of Texas brought in David Pierce as it's new skipper, replacing the legendary Augie Garrido. The 'name' wasn't what some felt was 'flashy' enough, but this guy is Texas Baseball, 100%. He's the right fit.

    Coach Pierce brings with him 27 years of coaching experience, and as a Texas native he has the network with HS and Club teams around the state. And he's not afraid to tap into that network. From his first night on the job with his assistants, Sean Allen and Philip Miller, and Director of Baseball Operations Drew Bishop, the phones were burning up, getting right to work calling current and future recruits, solidifying their commitments-spreading the word. Texas Baseball was back. This type of excitement, drive and work ethic has paid tremendous dividends both on and off the field. Commitments from top young players seem to be coming in fast and furious. You cannot go to Twitter and not see the familiar notification from Coach Pierce announcing good news via #40AcresFamily.

    In two days we will start to see the fruits of his labor begin to reap benefits. The word coming from folks inside the program are that the pieces are all in place, it's just going to take a few weeks to settle on a lineup and the right combo. What does this mean? It means that for the first time in several years we have depth. Additionally, we have pieces of the puzzle that can field different positions and that gives this new staff options, lots of options. Texas fans will see the roster shuffled quite a bit while the staff assesses its needs and what works. While I won't list every player on the roster, understand that outside of Cantu at C, every position is up for grabs.

    Let's first take a look at our starting pitching for the opening weekend vs Rice.

    Friday: Morgan Cooper
    Saturday (1): Kyle Johnston
    Saturday (2): Blair Henley
    Sunday: TBD

    If you are an opposing coach, this has to be a very daunting thing to see.

    Let's start with Morgan Cooper (R-JR.) He is fully recovered from Tommy John surgery from a couple of years ago, and it is showing. He has been throwing consistently in the 92-93 range on his fastball, and even ramped it up to 96 in the alumni game two weeks ago. He has a changeup, a wicked breaking ball that buckled some of the MLB players in the aforementioned alumni game, and this year has added a slider to his arsenal. There is chatter that he has a very good chance to be a first round draft pick in this year's draft.

    Kyle Johnston (SO) took the fall off, as he racked up a lot of innings in summer ball. The staff seemed fine with this, and from what I've been told, he is in top form. While he has had issues with control in the past, if he can limit the free passes to batters, his slider, (which was recently clocked at 89 MPH,) he should be a regular participant in the weekend rotation.

    Blair Henley (FR) while still very young, has the mentality of a seasoned veteran. He shies away from nobody. He is a sturdy kid and has some solid pitches. He has a low- to mid-90s fastball, mid-80s slider and he's shown he can locate well. Clearly the coaching staff likes what they've seen so far, so much so to name him as the starter on Saturday's prime time DH game.

    That leaves Sunday. Who goes into this spot? I believe it all depends on where we are with the series at this point. The common thought is that the start could go to Nolan Kingham (SO.) The sophomore righty has an overpowering 95-97 MPH fastball, and it moves. He also has good command of a slider, change and a curve. The key for Kingham will be not to press. He has shown a tendency to try to do too much and it affected his control and location.

    Connor Mayes (JR) could get a look here as well, although I believe he will be more of a Tuesday guy to start the season. He had somewhat of an up-and-down sophomore season, but he did pitch a gem against TCU to close it out. This summer in California, he earned an All-League commendation for his performance with 49 Ks and a 2.17 ERA.

    Nick Kennedy (SO) gives Texas an option of a lefty on the bump. He could be an option on Sunday, as well as Tuesday. Kennedy, (like Kingham,) has to keep things in check and not try to do it all. His fastball is most effective when he lets it work for him, and not when he tries to power it in for the additional 2-3 MPH of velocity. Consistency for Nick will be the key to him seeing more innings and opportunities this season.

    This year's closer should be Chase Shugart (SO.) Chase has a fastball that sits 92-95 MPH and added a nice cutter this fall. He was THE go-to guy last season with over 30 appearances. He should get some help this year if needed as Texas has guys like Beau O'Hara (SO) and Beau Ridgeway (SO)

    Texas has some further depth in the bullpen with Kevin Roliard (FR) Blake Wellman (SO) Tyler Schimpf (R-SO) and Jon Malmin (SR)

    In the field, I am predicting the following for Friday night:

    C-Michael Cantu (JR)
    1B-Kacy Clemens (SR)
    2B-Bret Boswell (R-JR)
    3B-Ryan Reynolds (FR)
    SS-David Hamilton (FR)
    LF-Travis Jones (JR)
    CF-Zane Gurwitz (SR)
    RF-Patrick Mathis (JR)

    You may ask, "Where does the depth come in, and why are we starting two true freshmen on the dangerous left side of the IF?" Depth is all over the place. Think about the following.
    • Reynolds can also play 1B
    • Gurwitz can play 3B, 2B, SS; heck he can probably even pitch if you gave him the opportunity-he is Utility defined.
    • Austin Todd (FR) will be able to play anywhere in the OF.
    • Tyler Rand (SO) can play LF but Jones will probably get the nod due to his defense, stick and his upperclassman leadership.
    • Andres Sosa (FR) is fully capable of playing RF in relief of Mathis. He may also see time at 3B.
    • Joe Baker (JR) will get some reps at either 2B or SS, depending on how his arm is and what the needs are at the plate. He could even see some time at DH.
    • Kody Clemens coming off of arm surgery will mainly see some time at DH.
    Regarding the freshmen in the infield, Hamilton is a stud and was considered by many scouts as a top pick out of HS. He hit leadoff in the Alumni game and showed that he can make solid contact. He has speed and hits from the left side, which is optimum for a leadoff guy. Ryan Reynolds is a ballplayer. His dad is former Longhorn Shane Reynolds. Ryan gets it. He hits for power both RH and LH. He has speed and can cover the 5 spot.

    Hitting has been somewhat of a struggle the last few seasons. More specifically, consistent hitting. One thing I have immediately noticed is Pierce's (and staff) impact on hitting approach. The guys are going to the plate expecting to hit the ball. They are aggressive, and are not standing around like cigar store indians. The bats were active in the alumni game as well as the Fall Orange/White World Series. Yes, I know, those were intrasquad scrimmages. I get it. I'm here to tell you that this year is going to be very different. Mathis, Jones, Gurwitz, Boswell and Kacy Clemens all have the ability to hit at or around .300 in 2017. I'm not going to say that the frosh will hit at that level, because it typically takes some time for them to adjust to the collegiate game, especially at the plate. Cantu also could have a breakout year at the plate. Keep a close eye on Boswell. I really liked what I saw from him this summer, fall and in the alumni game.

    I am going out on a limb and going to predict that Texas, as a team, hits .300 this year. That's right, I said it. I'm that confident.

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    So let's take a brief look at the schedule while we're here. I'm not going to do a series-by-series breakdown, but I will tell you that this is a gauntlet before we even hit Big 12 Conference play.

    Four games against #23 Rice in Austin.
    Three games against UConn in Austin.
    Four games against #18 Stanford in Palo Alto.
    Three games against UCLA in Austin.
    Tuesday matchup against #20 Texas A&M in Austin.

    That's 9 games against Top 25 opponents to start things off.

    THEN we open conference play hosting #14 Texas Tech.

    This team should be tuned up and ready when Tech comes to Austin.

    We have come this far, and no mention yet of the fences. Yes, they have been moved in. The alleys and gaps have been reduced. This will pay dividends for hitters. Of course the fences are the same distance for opposing hitters, so let's hope that our pitchers are up to the task!

    I've mentioned before that this team's goal is Omaha. There's a mentality and toughness that has been lacking in recent seasons. The players love the new staff. The staff, Pierce, Allen, Miller, Haig & Bishop, are on the same wavelength and it shows with the team.

    Any questions, I'm here to discuss. Friday can't get here soon enough.

    Hook Em!

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    • Feb 15 2017 03:12 PM
    • by joeywa
  4. Texas' Big 12 tournament recap through 2 games

    The Texas baseball team is keeping its postseason alive in the Big 12 tournament, hanging on with a win today after a loss in game one

    The No. 7 seed Longhorns lost 4-10 to the No. 2 seed Oklahoma State on Wednesday, putting Texas in the losers bracket. However, the Horns beat Baylor 15-3 in seven innings today to keep moving towards the championship game.

    In the loss against the Cowboys, Texas scored first, plating two runs in the first inning. With one out and Zane Gurwitz on first, Travis Jones hit a double to score Gurwitz. The very next batter, Tres Barrera, singled to score Jones. Ty Culbreth took the mound in the bottom of the first, pitching four shutout innings before Oklahoma State clawed its way back into the game. In the top of the fifth, the Longhorns scored two runs, taking a 4-0 lead. Jake McKenzie started the inning off with a single and took second on a sac bunt by Tyler Rand – Augie ball as some would call it. McKenzie scored on a Gurwitz single to center field, who advanced to second on the throw. Barrera brought Gurwitz to the plate with a single before the Cowboys could get out of the inning. However, the bottom of the fifth became disastrous for Texas. Oklahoma State loaded the bases with no outs when shortstop Joe Baker committed a fielding error, and the Cowboys scored their first run. Two more runs crossed the plate, making it 4-3 Texas, before the Longhorns recorded their first defensive out. Beau Ridgeway replaced Culbreth with one out and immediately gave up a grand slam, giving Oklahoma State a 7-4 lead. One more run – unearned – crossed the plate before Texas could get out of the fifth inning, which ended up being an eight-run inning for the Cowboys. The Longhorns gave up two more runs and couldn’t score any more the rest of the game to lose 4-10. Culbreth took the loss, pitching 4.1 innings and giving up six runs – five earned. He struck out six, walked one and allowed seven hits. Texas used a total of six pitchers in the game. Barrera was the only Longhorn to record a multi-hit day, going 2-for-4 while plating two runs.

    Today, the Longhorns came out in revenge mode, beating the Bears 15-3 in seven innings. Texas scored three in the first inning. Rand led off the game with a single, and with one out, Jones singled to center, plating Rand. Kacy Clemens singled with two outs, scoring Jones, and Patrick Mathis roped a triple to score Kacy Clemens. Morgan Cooper stepped on the mound in the bottom of the first with a 3-0 lead. The Longhorns added four more runs in the top of the third. Barrera hit a three-run home run, and Kacy Clemens followed with a solo shot of his own. Baylor got one run back in the bottom of the third inning, making it 7-1 after three innings. Each team added a run in the fifth inning – Texas scored first with Bret Boswell leading off the inning with a triple and scoring on a wild pitch. Baylor added a run with a sac fly, and scored one more in the bottom of the sixth with a solo homer. Entering the seventh with the score 8-3, Texas’ offense exploded. The Longhorns recorded a total of five hits in the inning including a three-run home run by Mathis. Texas scored seven runs in the seventh – all on two outs. Cooper held the Bears scoreless in the bottom of the seventh to take the win in a run-rule. The Longhorns won 15-3, advancing to the next round in the tournament. Cooper pitched all seven innings, earning his third win of the season. He scattered 10 hits, giving up three earned runs while striking out three. Four Longhorns finished with multi-hit days: Jones, Barrera, Kacy Clemens and Mathis. Barrera and Mathis each recorded four RBIs.

    The Longhorns next opponent will be TCU or Oklahoma State, depending on who loses tonight. Texas took two of the three games against TCU earlier in the season; however, the Longhorns have yet to beat Oklahoma State this year. Last year the Longhorns defeated the Cowboys in the championship game.

    Texas’ next game is scheduled for Friday at 7:00 CT – a must win game for the Longhorns to keep advancing.

    • May 26 2016 07:50 PM
    • by Taylor Smith
  5. Longhorns take road series against ranked Texas...

    The Texas baseball team handed Texas Tech its first Big 12 series loss this past weekend. After the Longhorns lost game one 13-6, Texas bounced back and won games two and three 7-4 and 17-1, respectively.

    In game one on Friday night, the Longhorns scored first, taking a 5-0 lead after three innings. However, Texas Tech took advantage of an error in the fourth to plate its first two runs of the game, and another Texas’ error in the fifth allowed two more Tech runs to cross the plate. The Longhorns finally got out of the fifth inning but not before the Red Raiders tied the game at 5-5. Tech scored one more in the sixth and seven in the seventh, totaling 13 unanswered runs. The Longhorns got one back in the top of the ninth but dropped game one of the series 13-6. Patrick Mathis went 2-for-3 with three RBIs. Tres Barrera recorded two RBIs, including the one in the top of the ninth. Morgan Cooper pitched 4.2 innings, earning the no decision. Eric Dunbar took the loss after pitching only two-thirds of an inning. The Longhorns used a total of seven pitchers on Friday night.

    On Saturday for game two, the Longhorns scored first again. After Travis Jones hit a single in the first inning, Barrera, Kacy Clemens and Mathis all walked to plate a Texas’ run. Ty Culbreth and the Texas’ defense kept the Red Raiders off the scoreboard in the bottom of the first and second inning. Tech’s offense struck in the bottom of the third and fourth, plating a total of four Red Raiders. Texas entered the fifth down 4-1 before Barrera hit an RBI double to score Kody Clemens, and Kacy hit a sacrifice fly to score Barrera. The Longhorns ended the fifth down by one. Culbreth faced the minimum number of Red Raiders in the sixth. And, with two outs in the seventh, the Longhorns’ offense started scoring again. Jones hit an infield single before a fielder’s choice and strikeout left Texas with one on and two out. Then, Kacy and Joe Baker each reached base with infield singles, loading the bases for Mathis. On a 2-0 count, Mathis hit a single, plating two runs and gave Texas its first lead since the end of the second inning. Zane Gurwitz followed up with a single of his own, scoring Baker. The Longhorns ended the seventh on top 6-4. Texas freshman Nolan Kingham kept the Red Raiders scoreless in the final three innings of the game, earning his second career save. The Longhorns scored an insurance run in the top of the ninth and won 7-4. Culbreth earned the win, marking his eighth win of the season. He pitched six innings, allowing four earned runs while striking out four.

    On Sunday, with the series tied at one game apiece, the Longhorns sent Kyle Johnston to the mound for the rubber match against Texas Tech’s Hayden Howard. Howard entered the game with one prior loss and six wins. The Longhorns’ offense struck first again but this time in the second inning. Freshman Tyler Rand recorded his first homerun in a Texas uniform, hitting a three-run shot with two on, giving Texas a 3-0 lead. The Longhorns offense didn’t stop there – they scored five in the third and fourth and four in the seventh to end the game with the score of 17-1 in seven innings because of the 10-run rule. Johnston only allowed one run in six innings of work, earning his third win of the season. He struck out six. Chase Shugart pitched the seventh inning, facing the minimum number of Red Raiders to complete the Texas victory. Baker led the Longhorns in RBIs with six. He went 4-for-4 with a walk and scored three runs himself. Rand and Gurwitz each recorded three RBIs. Every single Longhorn reached base with four players finishing with a multi-hit day.

    Besides giving Tech its first Big 12 series loss, the Longhorns also are the first Big 12 team to beat the Red Raiders in Lubbock. Texas now sits tied for third in the Big 12 standings with Oklahoma State, and the Cowboys travel to Austin for a three game series with the Longhorns this weekend. Tech still owns the first place spot in the conference standings and TCU sits in second, both teams Texas owns Big 12 series wins against.

    • Apr 25 2016 10:38 AM
    • by Taylor Smith
  6. Texas baseball takes road series from Kansas State

    Texas captured its second Big 12 series win this past weekend against Kansas State.

    The Longhorns (14-18) entered the weekend having lost four of their last five games, which included being shutout by Texas A&M-Corpus Christi on their Tuesday night non-conference game.

    In Manhattan on Friday night, the Texas bats finally woke up, and the Longhorns recorded 12 hits, winning 6-3. Every starter for Texas reached base safely at least once. Kody Clemens hit a two run homerun in the third inning, so of course older brother Kacy Clemens had to do the same in the seventh inning. Kacy finished the night with four hits, creating a new career high for himself. Morgan Cooper picked up his second win of the season after throwing six innings and giving up only one unearned run. Chase Shugart recorded the save - his second of the season.

    The Longhorns carried their offensive power surge from Friday night to Saturday, beating the Wildcats 12-5. Texas recorded 13 hits including three homeruns. The Longhorns scored in six of the nine innings. Zane Gurwitz gave the Longhorns a seven run lead in the seventh inning after hitting a two-out triple with the bases loaded. Ty Culbreth earned his sixth win of the season. He threw seven innings, giving up four runs while striking out six. Culbreth did not walk a single batter.

    Sunday ended up being a pitchers duel with Kyle Johnston picking up the no-decision in a 2-3 Longhorn’s loss. Johnston pitched 6.1 innings and only allowed four hits. He left the game with a one run lead and one runner on. The runner eventually scored, and it was a tied game heading into the eighth. The Wildcats picked up two more runs in the bottom of the eighth, taking a 3-1 lead. The Longhorns got one run back in the top of the ninth with a Gurwitz homerun but couldn’t get another run across before the game ended.

    Texas now owns Big 12 series wins over TCU and Kansas State. The Longhorns have struggled in their Tuesday night non-conference games, having lost the last two, and travel to Sugarland to face Houston this Tuesday night. The Cougars own a 19-12 overall record. The game starts at 6:30 CT.

    • Apr 11 2016 02:41 PM
    • by Taylor Smith
  7. Texas baseball blanked by Texas A&M Corpus...

    The Longhorns (12-17) had a tough night of trying to muster up offense against the Islanders (11-16) on Tuesday night at UFCU Disch-Falk Field, losing 5-0. Freshman pitcher Nolan Kingham, who started for the Longhorns, lasted just 2/3 of an inning before being replaced by freshman Blake Wellman. Kingham walked the leadoff batter before giving up a 2-run homer over the left field fence by Zacarias Hardy.

    Kingham was replaced by freshman Blake Wellmann, who kept the Islanders scoreless for 2 1/3 inning while giving up two hits and striking out three.

    Texas rotated a slew of relief pitchers in the mid-late innings in attempt to keep the Islanders’ 2-0 lead within reach. Nick Kennedy and Travis Duke each pitched scoreless innings, while Beau Ridgeway worked the mound in the 6th and 7th innings giving up one hit and no runs.

    Sophmore RHP Connor Mayes took the mound in the 8th and retired the Islander batters in order. Mayes returned in the 9th and walked the leadoff batter. He was then dinged for three singles resulting in two additional runs. The Islanders’ led 4-0 and Jon Malmin replaced Mayes on the mound. Malmin got the Longhorns out of the inning, but not before giving up another Corpus Christ run on a single by Zacarias Hardy.

    Texas was unable to show signs of life in the 9th inning, which ended with Zane Gurwitz grounding in into a double play.

    Longhorns head coach Augie Garrido expressed his frustration with his team's lack of ability to produce runs against the Islanders.

    “We didn’t show up. They jumped out with a two-run home run in the first inning and got the momentum from that. As the game went on we had several opportunities with runners in scoring position and didn’t produce a run. We had the leadoff hitter on and got him to second with one out two successive innings in a row and struck out four times during that stretch. Later on we had the bases loaded after a baserunning mistake that contributed to an out and failed to score. So we put it all together. Don’t take too much away from what they did; the pitcher did pitch well. He certainly kept us off balance. We were very ineffective.”

    Corpus Christi pitcher Aaron Hernandez threw a solid 5 2/3 innings and struck out nine batters, a career high for the freshman.

    The Longhorns will face Kansas State in a 3-game series in Manhattan, Kansas beginning Friday.

    • Apr 06 2016 09:07 AM
    • by Aaron Carrara
  8. Augie Garrido to be inducted into National Coll...

    University of Texas head baseball coach Augie Garrido will solidify a remarkable college coaching career with an induction into the 2016 National College Baseball Hall of Fame. The hall announced Garrido’s election, along with two other coaches and four players, on Thursday.

    Garrido has been coaching since 1969 and his coaching resume is as impressive as it gets. He’s the only coach in college baseball history to win more than 1900 games and he’s the first coach in college baseball to lead teams from two different schools to national titles (Cal State Fullerton and Texas). 15 of his baseball teams have made the College World Series and he has won five national championships in four different decades (1979, 1984, 1995, 2002, 2005).

    Garrido replaced legendary Texas coach Cliff Gustafson in 1997 and has won two national championships with the Longhorns since.

    As a player, Garrido played for Fresno State and appeared in the 1959 College World Series.

    2016 National College Baseball Hall of Fame Inductees

    Robert Braddy
    Jackson State University,
    1973-2000 Coach

    Matt Desalvo
    Marietta College
    1999-2003 Pitcher

    JD Drew
    Florida State
    1995-19997 Outfield

    Augie Garrido
    SF State/Cal Poly/Cal State Fullerton/Illinois/Texas
    1969-current, Coach

    Rick Monday
    Arizona State
    1965, Outfield

    Tom Paciorek
    University of Houston
    1966-68, Outfield

    Tommy Thomas
    Valdosta State
    1968-2007, Coach

    Garrido will be inducted as a part of the annual Night of Champions celebration of college baseball on July 1-2 in Lubbock, Texas.

    • Mar 31 2016 11:02 AM
    • by Aaron Carrara
  9. ***Texas vs Stanford Series Mini-preview***


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    The Cardinal of Stanford travel to Austin this weekend for a four game series against the Longhorns.
    Stanford took 2 of 3 from then #21 Cal St Fullerton last weekend at Sunken Diamond in Palo Alto. The Cardinal also bested UC Davis on Monday 5-2 and carry a 3-1 record into the Disch.

    Texas took 2 of 3 from UR UNLV over the weekend. After a slow start in Friday's opener, the Horns racked up a whopping 18 runs on SA & SU while allowing only 2 by the Rebels.

    Stanford leads the series all-time, 34-31-1
    Texas and Stanford last met in Palo Alto last year, where the teams split the series, each winning two games of the four game series.

    Here are your probable starters for the weekend:

    TH 6 pm ***RHP Nolan Kingham (0-0, 0.00 ERA) vs LHP Kris Bubic (0-0, 0.00 ERA, 1 Save)
    FR 6:30 pm RHP Kyle Johnston (0-0, 2.25 ERA) vs RHP Tristan Beck (1-0, 0.00 ERA)
    SA 3 pm LHP Ty Culbreth (1-0, 1.80 ERA) vs LHP Chris Catellanos (1-0, 1.50 ERA)
    SU 12:30 pm RHP Connor Mayes (0-0, 0.00 ERA) vs RHP Brett Hanewich (1-0, 0.00 ERA)

    All games televised on The Longhorn Network

    Notes on Stanford pitching:

    • The Stanford starters combined allowed one earned run in their 3 victories. This included 10 hits, one walk and 8 strikeouts. Each starter in their 3 wins pitched 6+ innings and allowed 1 run or less.
    • The Stanford bullpen has been better than solid, allowing one run in 11.2 innings, with 3 walks and 13 strikeouts.
    Keep an eye on:
    • Stanford freshman P Kris Bubic who debuted in a save situation on Monday vs UC Davis. He garnered the save and will start Thursday's game vs the Horns.
    • Stanford freshman P Tristan Beck earned a win in his first collegiate start and will be on the bump on Friday for the Cardinal. He shut out Cal St Fullerton and was voted the Pac12 Pitcher of the Week.
    • Freshman Nico Hoerner 4/16 (.250) with two doubles and 1 RBI
    • Sophomore Brody Quinn 4/13 (.308) with two doubles and 4 RBI
    • Junior Tommy Edman 5/16 (.313) with a triple and an RBI

    • Feb 24 2016 07:44 PM
    • by joeywa