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    joeywa got a reaction from Oldmanastro in ***⚾️ Texas vs Boise State Game Thread***   
    B10
    Hodo gets a 1 out single.
    Cam Williams sends a bomb over the LF wall just fair for a walkoff 2-run HR.
     
    Horns win 7-5
     
     
     
     
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    joeywa got a reaction from PTA in ***⚾️ Texas vs Boise State Game Thread***   
    B10
    Hodo gets a 1 out single.
    Cam Williams sends a bomb over the LF wall just fair for a walkoff 2-run HR.
     
    Horns win 7-5
     
     
     
     
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    joeywa reacted to Austin Stevens in Ty Madden’s Complete Game Leads Texas to Close 2-1 Win   
    Saturday’s matchup between the Longhorns and Boise State showcased a battle of pitchers.
    Pitching
    Texas’ starter Ty Madden, coming off a shutout performance last weekend, was looking to repeat his dominance against the Broncos. He was ready for the occasion, as he allowed just 1 run and 2 hits in his 102-pitch complete game. This complete game was the first CG for Texas since May 4th of 2019 (Blair Henley against Kansas). When asked about how his pitches were working, Madden shared that, “Fastball command was not that great in the beginning, and I left some balls over the plate. Then I knew that (Boise State) started sitting fastball, so in about the 3rd or 4th inning I started mixing it up.” This dominant win by Madden brings his record to 2-0 and finds his ERA sitting at 1.00.
    Boise State’s starter was also impressive. RHP Mitch Lines allowed 1 run, 2 hits and 1 walk in the first inning, but was nearly perfect from that point on. With Boise State’s 75-pitch limit on their pitchers this weekend, Lines was limited to 5 innings of work (73 pitches). He did the most with those innings, tallying 7 strikeouts and allowing a total of 3 hits, 1 walk and 1 run.
    When asked about the Longhorns’ pitching performance after the game, Coach Pierce stated the team had, “Great pitching and defense, and when we do that we have got a chance to win every game.”
    Defense
    Ty Madden’s 7 strikeouts through 9 innings meant that the defense was pretty busy Saturday afternoon. One of the busiest infielders was Cam Williams, who was a brick wall at third base. He accounted for 6 assists today, showcasing his skillset of covering ground, throwing on the run and overall arm strength. Williams has settled in nicely at third base, and is a nice compliment to Trey Faltine at shortstop. Faltine had another great day defensively, which is seeming like more and more of a normal feat for him. He account for 3 put outs and 2 assists on the day. Eric Kennedy was another impact player, as he made three solid catches in one inning to prevent Boise State from getting any momentum.
    The Texas defense is clearly one of their strengths, therefore the pitchers will have comfort knowing they can rely on the other 8 positions to make plays for them as long as they put the ball in play.
    Offense
    Offensively, the Longhorns’ struggle continued. Friday night’s performance was slightly misleading as walks allowed by Boise State gave Texas more chances to score. The pitching on Saturday for Boise State was much more competitive though, and the offense had a hard time capitalizing on runners in scoring position.
    The 1-2-3 hitters of Austin Todd, Duke Ellis and Zach Zubia accounted for 5 of the team’s 8 hits. Although Texas has scored in the 1st inning in 6 of their first 7 games, it is largely due to Todd, Ellis and Zubia. When asked about the hitting struggles against Boise State’s pitching, Coach Pierce was a bit vexed. “It gets frustrating when you see that because you only think that velocity guys can do that to you,” said Pierce. The team’s 8 hits only translated into 2 runs, an indication of the struggle Texas is having at the plate. There were a few notable performances from the bottom 6 of the order though.
    An unlikely clutch player Saturday afternoon was Eric Kennedy, who hit a go-ahead home-run in the 7th inning, his first of the season. This was important for the game script, as it gave the Longhorns the 2-1 lead, but also for Kennedy’s confidence.
    Another offensive impact player was Trey Faltine, who got on base 3 of his 4 at bats. His plate discipline an asset for the Longhorns, as he puts himself in more offensive situations where he can score. Although he did not score today, Faltine is putting himself in the position to help the team in any game.
    DH Peyton Powell had a solid performance Saturday, as he hit a deep line-drive to the left-centerfield gap for a double. This was clearly what Pierce was referring to when he said that Powell was beginning to look like the guy Pierce thought he was. Last Thursday Pierce stated that Powell, “Has really started to look like the guy we thought he was. He has a good swing and eye, but now he is getting some confidence in there.” Powell’s improvements were put on display Saturday afternoon, and I am sure he will get more opportunities now to prove himself moving forward.
    The Texas offense is probably the weakest part of the team thus far this season, but also showcases potential. If the offense can get some more consistency from the middle and end of the order, they will be able to make teams suffer.
    Andre Robertson and BHM
    On a day that honored Andre Robertson, the first African American to play baseball at he University of Texas, as a part of Black History Month, Coach Pierce was asked about impact of having five black athletes on the baseball team now. “We’re very proud of our diversity right now; we have the most diversity in the history of the University of Texas baseball and the most diversity in Big 12 baseball. I have never looked at color when we recruit, (and) I love the fact that we have so many kids coming together and the type of society that we live in right now,” said Pierce. He continued, stating that, “We have different personalities that are really meshing together, (and it) reminds me a little bit of Tulane, when we represented so many states. Now we are having it with diversity and it’s really cool.”
    Having five young black baseball players on this team is important and overall great for both Texas and baseball. If you want to hear more about Andre Robertson, check out the conversation between Robertson and Junior Kameron Fields on the Longhorn Network.
    Texas will face off against Boise State for the series finale on Sunday, with first pitch at 12:30 PM CST. Tune into the Longhorn Network to watch the game or listen in on 104.9 FM The Horn.
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    joeywa reacted to Baron in ***⚾️ Texas vs Boise State Game Thread***   
    Zero walks. That's what makes a pitcher elite.
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    joeywa got a reaction from Oldmanastro in ***⚾️ Texas vs Boise State Game Thread***   
    Horns win 2-1
    Madden with a complete game 2-hitter.
    See y'all tomorrow for Game 3
     
     
     
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    joeywa reacted to Baron in ***⚾️ Texas vs Boise State Game Thread***   
    Nice opposite field HR.
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    joeywa reacted to Aaron Carrara in Bryce Elder with 11 Strikeouts in 7-0 Victory Over Boise State   
    Great win for the 'Horns - solid work by Austin!
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    joeywa got a reaction from Oldmanastro in ***⚾️ Texas vs Boise State Game Thread***   
    Southard closes it out and gets 3 Ks in the 9th.  Horns win 7-0
     
     
     
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    joeywa got a reaction from Coot in ***⚾️ Texas vs Boise State Game Thread***   
    Southard closes it out and gets 3 Ks in the 9th.  Horns win 7-0
     
     
     
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    joeywa reacted to TB14 in ***⚾️ Texas vs Boise State Game Thread***   
    I got to watch Tuesday and tonight. You can’t help but notice him. Always making plays. Hamilton was the same way. Demands your attention. 
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    joeywa reacted to TB14 in ***⚾️ Texas vs Boise State Game Thread***   
    Faltine has a lot of Hamilton in him. That’s a good thing. 
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    joeywa got a reaction from Sirhornsalot in ***⚾️ Texas vs Boise State Game Thread***   
    Good afternoon Seamheads.  Tonight the Horns take on Boise State at the Disch.  This is the first time Boise State has played a baseball game in 1980.  They have revived their program and open up play against a hot Texas team. 
    We'll have all angles covered, from PBP on Twitter, game updates here and a recap by Austin Stevens after things conclude.  Feel free to join in and discuss your thoughts.  HookEm!
     
     
     
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    joeywa got a reaction from Aaron Carrara in ***⚾️ Texas vs Boise State Game Thread***   
    Good afternoon Seamheads.  Tonight the Horns take on Boise State at the Disch.  This is the first time Boise State has played a baseball game in 1980.  They have revived their program and open up play against a hot Texas team. 
    We'll have all angles covered, from PBP on Twitter, game updates here and a recap by Austin Stevens after things conclude.  Feel free to join in and discuss your thoughts.  HookEm!
     
     
     
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    joeywa reacted to HORNfromETX in ****⚾️ Texas vs. UTSA Baseball Thread****   
    Texas wins 6-2! I really like this lefty Hansen on the mound.
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    joeywa reacted to Oldmanastro in ****⚾️ Texas vs. UTSA Baseball Thread****   
    A win is a win. I’ll take it.
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    joeywa got a reaction from lshorn79 in ****Texas at Rice Baseball Thread****   
    Diaz entered the fall with the mentality that he was on the bubble. He truly didn’t know if he was going to make the roster until the last cut was made. That type of mindset, “go out and compete every day and improve,” is exactly what this team needs. It’s also the mindset that a closer needs to have. 
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    joeywa reacted to Austin Stevens in Texas Completes Series Sweep Against the Rice Owls   
    The Texas Longhorns (3-0) finished their opening weekend strong, notching a series sweep against the Rice Owls. The team did so by winning 7-4 on Friday night, 4-0 Saturday afternoon, and holding off a late comeback to win 5-4 on Sunday.
    Friday
    Home runs led the way for the Longhorns on opening night. Texas finished the day with three and finished the weekend with five. The most notable offensive player on the night was Murphy Stehly, who finished with three hits and fell only a triple short of hitting for the cycle. His efforts Friday were something coach David Pierce thought could be possible. At Thursday’s presser, Pierce said “Murphy Stehly has been very consistent, doing things right. At the end of the spring he was the best hitter.” The spring preparation absolutely benefitted Stehly in his debut for the Longhorns, and I am sure it was even more special as he did it honoring John Altobelli with No. 14 on his back.
    Starter Bryce Elder had a difficult second inning but recovered and finished the night strong. Elder allowed two earned runs on four hits in 6.0 innings pitched (on 84 pitches). While he did have a walk and three HBPs, he should be able to improve his command as he nails down his four pitch arsenal.
    Saturday
    On Saturday, pitching carried the Longhorns. While the offense had six hits (two home runs), Ty Madden had an impressive season debut. Madden allowed just four hits, two walks, struck out seven, and allowed zero earned runs in six innings of work (on 80 pitches). Freshman-southpaw Pete Hansen continued this admirable effort by pitching two innings with two strikeouts, allowing just one hit.
    Sunday
    Sunday was a showcase of team resilience. Tristan Stevens was awarded with the win due to his relief efforts in the fifth inning, Duplantier had an inning of work allowing no hits, and Donny Diaz came in to grab his second save of the weekend.
    On the offensive end, Senior DJ Petrinsky finished the day with two doubles and a walk on four ABs, with one RBI to add to his solid day. The offense was able to respond to Rice’s efforts of a comeback, putting up two runs in the top of the fifth inning and allowing Donny Diaz to shut down the offensive momentum the Owls got late.
    Weekend Overview
    The offensive starlets for the Longhorns were Junior Zach Zubia and Senior Duke Ellis. Zubia finished the weekend with three extra base hits and six RBIs, while Ellis led the team with five hits this weekend, two of which were extra base hits.
    Defensively, the team did much better Saturday and Sunday, with the infield working more cohesively as they get more comfortable on the diamond. The pitching was overall impressive, especially from the starter Ty Madden and bullpen guys André Duplantier and Donny Diaz. Moving forward, look for Coy Cobb and Bryce Elder to improve on their solid starts against as they game more confidence and command.
    WHAT’S NEXT
    Texas will face off against UTSA on Tuesday night at Disch-Falk Field at 6:30 PM CST. You can watch this game on the Longhorn Network or listen to the game on 104.9 FM The Horn.
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    joeywa reacted to HORNfromETX in ****Texas at Rice Baseball Thread****   
    Didn't get to follow today's games since I was on a golf course, but reading back through it was another solid game. Great to get a sweep to start the season. Looking forward to the 5 games on LHN this week.
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    joeywa reacted to 83Dee in ****Texas at Rice Baseball Thread****   
    Yea.... We started great last year..... MAN have I become negative!!! 2009 - 2020 will wear on a fellow!!
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    joeywa got a reaction from Bear19 in ****Texas at Rice Baseball Thread****   
    Diaz comes in and gets the save.
     
    Horns win 5-4, completes the sweep of Rice.
     
     
     
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    joeywa got a reaction from Oldmanastro in ****Texas at Rice Baseball Thread****   
    Diaz comes in and gets the save.
     
    Horns win 5-4, completes the sweep of Rice.
     
     
     
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    joeywa got a reaction from MikeV73 in ****Texas at Rice Baseball Thread****   
    Diaz comes in and gets the save.
     
    Horns win 5-4, completes the sweep of Rice.
     
     
     
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    joeywa got a reaction from MikeV73 in ****Texas at Rice Baseball Thread****   
    Cobb gives up a leadoff single but a DP and an F8 ends the frame.
     
    Horns up 2-0 thru 1
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