One of the most anticipated games of the 2022 season now has a TV home. Alabama vs Texas will be televised by Fox on September 10th.
Gus Johnson and Joel Klatt will be in Austin for the call as the Crimson Tide make their first appearance on Fox since 2009.
While a kickoff time has not been announced yet, Fox has put all their primetime matchups at 11 AM the last few years, choosing not to compete with the SEC primetime slot at 2:30 on CBS and the ESPN/ABC primetime slot in the evening.
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Austin, TX -- The Texas Southern Tigers (24-21) made their way from Houston to Disch-Falk Field for a midweek matchup with the Texas Longhorns (36-17, 11-10). The Tigers came into the game with the number one scoring offense in Division I Baseball with a 9.5 run average. But the pitching from the 'Horns kept the Tigers in check...
The Texas offense came out of the gate blitzing, setting the tone early for a dominating performance. The first four hits in the first inning all came home, started by a lead-off double from Douglas Hodo III, followed by an RBI single from Austin Todd who was driven in by a 2-run homer from Silas Ardoin.
The Longhorns kept the momentum flowing in the second inning with a trio of doubles that knocked in two runs. Trey Faltine led-off with a double into the left center gap, followed by an RBI double from Ivan Melendez to drive in Trey Faltine. Murphy Stehly continued with another RBI double that brought in Melendez to tally the Longhorns' lead to 6-0.
The Tigers fought back in the third with a single and double followed by a dropped strikeout that forced a throw to first. Reuben Bennevendo of Texas Southern was able to beat the throw back home to put the first run on the board for the Tigers.
Texas enjoyed a five-run fourth inning that featured the entire lineup. Hodo led off with a single up the middle, followed by walks to Todd and Melendez that loaded the bases. Stehly notched his third hit and RBI of the game with a single to left that scored Hodo. Ardoin followed with a full count, 2-RBI double that drove in Todd and Melendez. With runners on the corners, Skyler Messinger knocked a 2-RBI single to left center to bring in Stehly and Ardoin, forcing an 11-1 Texas lead.
The 'Horns were cruising and entered the seventh with a 10-run lead. With the game seemingly at an end due to the run rule being, a two out double landed the Tigers on base. Bennevendo, who was responsible for Texas Southern's lone run on the evening, added to his night with an RBI double that extend the game to a full nine innings.
Skyler Messinger finalized the 12-2 victory for the 'Horns with an eighth inning solo shot out of left field.
The Longhorns tied a season high for doubles in a game with seven, reaching that mark in just four innings.
David Pierce's team will enjoy a much-needed week of rest before returning to Disch-Falk Field against Sam Houston on Tuesday, May 17th at 6:30 PM. That game will air on Longhorn Network
Silas Ardoin: (2-3) 4RBI, 1HR
Skyler Messinger: (4-5) 3RBI, 1HR
Murphy Stehly: (3-3) 3RBI
It has been a very active transfer portal cycle for the Longhorns, and it became even more active Tuesday afternoon when transfer WR Jordan Addison posted on social media that he was in Austin.
InsideTexas confirmed shortly after that Addison is on an official visit to Texas.
Addison played his first two seasons at Pitt, including this past season under Brennan Marion. Marion is now the wide receivers coach at Texas. Under Marion, Addison put up 1,479 yards and 17 touchdowns on 93 receptions.
USC and Alabama have been other schools linked to Addison since he entered the portal last Monday.
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Morgantown, WV -- After a doubleheader yesterday the Longhorns seemingly ran out of gas in Sunday's matchup against the Mountaineers. Stranding runners on base and pitching woes haunted Texas, with five pitchers giving up a combined eleven hits including three doubles and a triple. Longhorn batters also left ten runners on base.
The 'Horns started off fast in the first inning with a single up the middle from Douglas Hodo III who was then driven in by Ivan Melendez with an RBI double down the left field line. Austin Todd followed with a full count walk and was driven in by Murphy Stehly on an RBI groundout. Keeping the momentum rolling, Dylan Campbell smacked an RBI single to right center to bring in Melendez and giving Texas a 3-0 lead.
West Virginia evened the score in the 2nd with a 2-RBI single to right field and a shallow RBI triple to left that was just out of reach for Campbell to make a play on.
Zane Morehouse started the game for Texas. A smooth sailing first frame followed by a 3 run second forced Head Coach David Pierce to pull him in favor of Tristan Stevens, who has been playing in a reliever role as of late.
Texas and West Virginia went back and forth in the fourth frame. Hodo regained the Texas lead with a 2-RBI single up the middle, but an eventual bases loaded fly out ended the inning. The Mountaineers responded with a 2 out RBI double off the left field wall to tighten the Longhorns' lead, 5-4.
The 'Horns failed to capitalize for the rest of the game, leaving runners on base each inning and giving way for the Mountaineers to capture and hold the lead.
West Virginia responded in the 6th with a three run inning. After loading the bases by a single, hit batter, and a bunt for a single, Dayne Leonard smacked a 3-RBI double to left field. They notched their final run in the eighth with an RBI double to left.
Texas attempted to rally in the ninth, scoring a run from an RBI grounder from Campbell but it wasn't enough.
Texas will look to bounce back against Texas Southern at Disch-Falk Field on Tuesday, May 10th at 6:30 PM. The game will air on Longhorn Network.
Dylan Campbell: (3-5), 2RBI
Douglas Hodo III: (2-4), 2RBI
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MORGANTOWN, TX -- Due to Friday's postponement, a doubleheader with a quick 30 minute turnaround was necessary for Saturday's second meeting between Texas and West Virginia. With Texas taking game one, the momentum flowed seamlessly into an avalanche in game two.
Texas starting pitcher Lucas Gordon had a fantastic outing having faced just 22 batters through seven innings, including five strike outs and only two hits on the evening. He faced the minimum through six frames with the lone fourth batter coming in the last inning.
Austin Todd kickstarted the offense with a first inning double down the left field line. Ivan Melendez followed up with a 2-run homer out of center field, the first of two in the game. Dylan Campbell touched home in the 2nd after a passed ball extending Texas' lead to 3-0.
The 'Horns kept the momentum in the 4th and 5th innings with a solo homer to dead center from Douglas Hodo III and two 2-run homers from Trey Faltine and Austin Todd, respectively, increasing the Longhorns' lead to 8-0.
Texas wouldn't stop in the 6th and 7th, as Dylan Campbell reached home on a loaded bases throwing error from the Mountaineers' catcher, followed by another 2-run homer from Melendez giving him three homers between the two games on the day.
The run rule went into effect after the 7th, giving the Longhorns an 11-0 victory and the series claim on the road.
Texas returns on Sunday for a noon showdown and a possible sweep of the Mountaineers. The game will air on ESPN+.
Ivan Melendez: 2HR, 3H, 4RBI
Austin Todd: 1HR, 3H, 2RBI
Lucas Gordon: 7IP, 5K, 0ER
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Morgantown, WV -- The Texas Longhorns (33-16, 10-9) faced the West Virginia Mountaineers (27-17, 9-7) at Monongalia County Ballpark in Morgantown, West Virginia for a weekend road series. Rainy weather in Morgantown postponed the first game and forced a doubleheader on Saturday. An outstanding performance from Ace Pete Hansen led the 'Horns to a series openening win.
A pitcher's duel dominated the majority of the game. Pete Hansen allowed only three hits through the first six innings while Mountaineer starter, Jacob Watters, struck out a West Virignia season high 15 batters through six.
A struggling start for both offenses showed only one run scored within the first four frames. A full count solo homer from Murphy Stehly sailed through center field to put the 'Horns on the board, 1-0.
Pitching continued to be the story until Ivan Melendez added to the Texas lead with a sixth inning solo homer to bring the lead to 2-0. Continuing into the seventh, a base hit and a series of walks loaded the bases for the 'Horns. A struggling Mountaineers' bullpen walked Austin Todd with the bases loaded, scoring Mitchell Daly. Melendez followed with a sacrifice flyout to right that drove in Faltine, bringing the Longhorns' lead to 4-0.
West Virignia responded with a 2-run homer from DH Dayne Leonard in which would be their only runs of the game.
Texas added some insurance in the eighth. A single from Ardoin followed by a sacrifice bunt from Messinger put Silas Ardoin in scoring position. Dylan Campbell then drove in Ardoin with an RBI double into the left center gap to give the Longhorns a final 5-2 lead.
Ivan Melendez: 1H, 1HR, 2RBI
Murphy Stehly: 1H, 1HR, 1RBI
Pete Hansen: 8.2IP, 8SO, 2ER
Texas picked up their 4th member of the 2022 class on Thursday afternoon when F Alex Anamekwe pulled the trigger in favor of the Longhorns. The 6'6 forward out of McKinney signed with SMU in November of 2021 but was let out of his letter of intent following a coaching change for the Mustangs.
He will join the freshman class of Dillon Mitchell, Arterio Morris and Rowan Brumbaugh, all of whom have already signed with the Longhorns. Chris Beard should have the luxury of easing Anamekwe into the rotation his freshman year considering the experience the Longhorns have returning in the front court.
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Austin, TX -- The Huskies of Houston Baptist (18-27) made their way to Disch-Falk Field for a mid-week matchup with the Longhorns (31-16, 9-9). An early lead from the 'Horns gave them command of the game through the night.
The Longhorns started fast with two perfect bunts down the 3rd base line from Douglas Hodo and Ace Whitehead, followed by a 2-RBI double from Ivan Melendez to drive them in. Murphy Stehly then smashed a 2-run homer out of left field that gave Texas a 4-0 lead.
Houston Baptist crept within a run in the 3rd and 4th innings with a couple of RBI singles and a bases-loaded walk. However, it was all Longhorns from then on out.
The bottom of the 4th saw the 'Horns add two more runs on the board. Melendez led off with a single to left, followed by a single up the middle from Stehly. Silas Ardoin reached first and scored Melendez on a fielder's choice error after a bobbled catch from the Huskies' shortstop. A groundout from Messinger advanced runners to 2nd and 3rd, followed with a walk from Kimble Schuessler that loaded the bases. Trey Faltine continued with a full count walk that brought in Ardoin and extended the Texas lead to 6-3.
The Longhorns stayed busy in the 5th inning, extending their lead by 10 runs. The Huskies put themselves in an early hole by hitting three of the first six batters with two of those scoring a run, along with a bases-loaded walk to drive in Melendez. Schuessler followed with a single to right field that drove in Ardoin. A wild pitch to Faltine scored Skyler Messinger, while Faltine hit a sacrifice fly out that scored Mitchell Daly. Ace Whitehead then ripped an RBI double down the third base line that scored Schuessler to finalize a 13-3 lead for the 'Horns.
The game ended on a 10-run rule that went into effect after LeBarron Johnson Jr. struck out two batters along with a groundout at the top of the 7th.
The Longhorns featured seven different pitchers with an emphasis on keeping fresh arms. Zane Morehouse drew the start and win, facing the minimum over two frames with 27 pitches and two strikeouts.
Texas has an important series this weekend with regard to Big 12 standings. They head to Morgantown for a showdown against the West Virginia Mountaineers (26-16, 9-6). The series begins Friday, May 6th at 5:30 PM and will air on ESPN+.
Ivan Melendez: 3H, 2RBI, 3R
Ace Whitehead: 3H, 1RBI, 2R
Murphy Stehly: 2H, 2RBI, 2R
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The Texas Longhorns (31-16) will host the Houston Baptist Huskies (18-27) at Dish-Falk Field on Tuesday. Texas is reeling from being swept by the #8 Oklahoma State Cowboys last weekend in Austin, and in desperate need of a win. Following the sweep by the Pokes, the Longhorns dropped out of the Top 25 and find themselves unranked.
The meeting between Texas and Houston Baptist will be the seventh all-time, with the last matchup being in 2012. The Longhorns are 6-0 against the Huskies, who are coached by former Rice player and MLB veteran Lance Berkman.
The 'Horns have had some unfortunate luck lately on the diamond, but they still have the talent to do damage to teams. Texas leads the Big 12 Conference in homers (86) and team batting average (.320). The pitching staff is second in the conference with a 4.32 ERA.
While the possibility for David Pierce's team to host a regional in the postseason is currently on life support, the Longhorns are in a must-win situation against HBU. Texas has an away series against West Virginia and a closeout series against Kansas in Austin remaining prior to Big 12 tournament play. Wins matter down the stretch and all eight games left on the slate are critical.
Texas will start right-hander Zane Morehouse (1-0, 4.15 ERA) against RHP Daxton Tinker (0-4, 7.62) for HBU.
What: TEXAS LONGHORNS (31-16) vs. HOUSTON BAPTIST HUSKIES (18-27)
When: Tuesday, May 3, 2022
Venue: UFCU Disch-Falk Field
Location: Austin, TX
Time: 6:30 p.m. CST
TV: Longhorn Network
All-time series: Texas leads, 6-0
Senior WR Marcus Washington will enter the transfer portal, per a report Monday morning by InsideTexas.
Washington has 25 career catches for 366 yards and 3 touchdowns. The St. Louis native started 7 games this past season and saw his playing time increase following an injury to Jordan Whittington and Joshua Moore entering the transfer portal.
May 1st was the deadline for players to provide written intent for entering the portal. Schools then have up to 48 hours to enter the player into the player.
The Texas Longhorns (31-16, 9-9) needed a win on Sunday to salvage a game, avoiding a sweep by the Oklahoma State Cowboys (31-13, 13-5). They played great baseball for the majority of the game, but a litany of hits from the Cowboys late, lifted them for the win.
The Longhorns had it going early in the game. Lead-off hitter Douglas Hodo began with a double down the 3rd base line, eventually scoring via a balk to give Texas its first lead of the series.
A hitting extravaganza in the 2nd inning allowed Texas to expand its lead to 5-0. An incredible back-to-back-to-back stretch of solo home runs from Silas Ardoin, Skyler Messinger, and Dylan Campbell set the tone early while Ivan Melendez finished with an RBI fly-out that drove in Douglas Hodo.
Austin Todd led-off the 5th inning with a triple off the left center wall, and a wild pitch on the subsequent at-bat allowed Todd to run home. Messinger followed with an RBI fly-out that walked in Murphy Stehly bringing the Longhorns' lead to 7-0.
Lucas Gordon garnered an outstanding start for the 'Horns. He pitched for 6 innings, throwing 101 pitches with a career-high 11 strikeouts.
The Longhorns were in control while Gordon manned the mound. However, the game flipped after he was pulled.
The Texas bullpen continued to struggle. The 7th inning featured five different Longhorn pitchers with only Luke Harrison able to get something going. This allowed the Cowboys to surge back, putting 10 runs on the board. A no-out, bases loaded walk began the rally followed by a 3-RBI double off the right center wall. A hit batter and a walk loaded the bases for a grand slam that gave the Cowboys an 8-7 lead. Lastly, a 2-RBI double up the middle secured the Cowboys 10 runs that ultimately delivered the win.
Trey Faltine responded with a solo homer in the 8th but it wasn't enough as the Cowboys seized a series sweep of the 'Horns in Austin.
Texas will look to bounce back against Houston Baptist at Disch-Falk Field on May 3rd at 6:30PM. The game will air on Longhorn Network.
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After yesterday's back-and-forth battle Texas fans were hoping for a bounce-back performance to even the series count on Saturday at The Disch. Instead, the 'Horns sleep-walked into a thrashing defeat.
It was a long and disappointing day. Oklahoma State maintained their momentum while Texas fell flat on all fronts.
If Oklahoma State is anything, it is a consistent team. The Cowboys scored an RBI sacrifice fly in the 2nd, and a solo homer from David Mendham in the 4th, his third of the series. Jake Thompson Along contributed with another solo homer in the 5th.
The game was kept close until the 6th inning when the Cowboys blew it wide open. A couple of RBI singles, a wild pitch on loaded bases that scored a run, and a 3-run homer expanded the lead to 10-0. Oklahoma State continued in the 7th and 8th innings with a solo homer, a fielder's choice RBI, an RBI double, and a groundout RBI to settle at 14 runs on the game.
Oklahoma State's entire lineup notched a hit before Texas registered one. Dylan Campbell doubled off the right field wall in the 6th to end Bryce Osmond's no-hitter. This lead to a glimmer of momentum for the 'Horns, eventually loading the bases with two outs, but a great over-the-shoulder catch from the Cowboys' shortstop, Marcus Brown, halted that momentum and kept Texas scoreless.
Tristan Stevens was the lone bright spot on the day but even he had his struggles. He pitched 5.2 innings with 99 pitches thrown and eight strikeouts, while surrendering four runs by way of two solo homers, an RBI single, and an RBI sacrifice fly.
Texas finally got on the board with a three-run homer from Austin Todd in the 8th inning that broke the Longhorns' all-time single season record for homeruns. The 2010 Texas Longhorns smashed a then record 81 homers on their way to the Super Regionals.
David Pierce and the Longhorns will look to get back on track with a 1:00 PM showing against the Cowboys on Sunday. That game will air on Longhorn Network.
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In an important Top-10 matchup, the Oklahoma State Cowboys (29-13, 11-5) travelled to Austin to take on the Longhorns (31-14, 9-7). A back and forth battle saw the Cowboys take the first game, 8-6.
Skyler Messinger led the Longhorns offense with two home runs on the night (2-4, 2RBI) along with Ivan Melendez (1-4, 1RBI) with his lone hit being a home run.
Pete Hansen (8-2) manned the mound for the 'Horns for the first seven frames. He threw 96 pitches with 67 of those being strikes along with 6 strikeouts.
The Texas' offense fought hard, yet it wasn't enough to overcome the bats of the Cowboys. A scrappy Oklahoma State team began the scoring with a 2nd inning solo home run from David Mendham. Ivan Melendez reciprocated with a 4th inning solo homer of his own.
The Cowboys continued in the 5th with an RBI single from lead-off hitter Roc Riggio and a 2-run homer from Jake Thompson giving the Cowboys a 4-1 lead.
Messinger answered with a solo home run, accompanied by a groundout RBI from Faltine and an RBI single from Todd (1-5) to even the score.
Every time the 'Horns tied the game, Oklahoma State answered with runs of their own. Back-to-back homers from the Cowboys in the 6th gave them a 2-run lead. Texas responded in the 7th and 8th innings with a RBI single from Stehly that scored Todd and Messinger's second solo home run of the night to even the score, 6-6.
The Cowboys ultimately scored the final runs of the game with a 2-RBI double in the 9th inning that secured the win, 8-6.
Texas will look to even the series on Saturday at 2:30 PM in a game that will air on the Longhorn Network.
It was another active day in the transfer portal as 3 Texas players announced they would be leaving the 40 acres. Defensive lineman Jordon Thomas, wide receiver Kelvontay Dixon and wide receiver Dajon Harrison entered their names into the transfer portal on Friday with the May 1st deadline fast approaching for players to enter the portal and still be eligible at their new school.
Thomas re-joined the Texas this spring program after missing the 2021 season due to personal reasons. Dixon recorded 9 catches in two seasons but fell on the depth chart this spring with the addition of Isaiah Neyor and Jordan Whittington returning from injury. Harrison sat out the 2020 due to Covid-19 concerns and appeared in one game in 2021.
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2023 Frisco Wakeland High School (TX) offensive tackle Connor Stroh's recruitment has skyrocketed since he received his first scholarship offer, courtesy of the Texas Longhorns, which came prior to the Texas vs. Oklahoma State game last season in Austin.
It is no secret that Texas offensive coordinator and offensive line coach Kyle Flood loves "big humans," and that's precisely why Stroh was offered early by Flood and the Texas staff. Stroh is 6-7, and weighs approximately 340 lbs.
He has accumulated almost 20 offers, from schools including Stanford, SMU, Florida, Florida State, Arkansas, Auburn, Ole Miss, Texas A&M, Michigan State and Tennessee.
On Friday Stroh announced his Top 5 schools via Twitter, which included Texas, Texas A&M, Arkansas, Auburn and Florida.
Stroh told HornSports he doesn't have an exact timeline for a commitment, but it would likely will come late in the summer or in the early part of the upcoming high school football season.
Texas does not currently have any OL commitments in the 2023 class, and Stroh is likely a huge priority.
Stroh is rated as a 3-star prospect via the 247 Sports Composite Rankings, but that will almost certainly improve as the season approaches/gets underway.
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The #10 Texas Longhorns host the #8 Oklahoma State Cowboys this weekend in a Top-10 matchup at Disch-Falk Field in a high-stakes series. Both teams need wins for postseason positioning down the stretch, but do the Longhorns have enough in the tank to take the series from Oklahoma State? Here are three things to watch for in the 'Horns vs. Pokes matchup.
1. Will Texas give Friday night starter Pete Hansen some run support?
Hansen hasn’t lost a game at the Disch all season and only one game overall. This will be arguably his biggest test of the season, but he is more than capable of matching the competition. Hansen is one of the best pitchers in the country and I expect to see more of that on Friday night. He hasn’t always had great run support this year, such as in his complete game win vs TCU in which the offense scored just two runs. The bats need to get started early for David Pierce's team to have success.
2. Which Tristan Stevens will we see?
Last season Stevens was solid all year and was a reliable starter. He was a one of the reasons Texas had the season they did last year. If they want to reach Omaha again, he will need to regain that form. He has won just one of his last five starts. Without Tanner Witt in the rotation, Stevens is arguably the biggest X factor on the team.
3. Will the bullpen continue to improve?
The Longhorns had a quality bullpen last year to compliment their starting pitching, which made them very tough to beat. With Lucas Gordon unexpectedly taking over the Sunday starter role, the bullpen is even more important this year. The bullpen has struggled much of the year but has started to look a better. Last year Aaron Nixon was lights-out and he has struggled this season, but he needs to get back to his rhythm if Texas is going to beat good teams such as Oklahoma State this weekend.
Redshirt sophomore Jaden Hullaby entered the transfer portal Thursday afternoon. The third year player had transitioned from linebacker to running back earlier this spring.
Hullaby appeared in two games during his Texas career, logging 1 tackle. He briefly appeared during Saturday's spring game. Hullaby becomes the second Texas player to enter the portal this week, joining DL Myron Warren.
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Texas Baseball's regular season has three Big 12 Conference series remaining before the conference tournament and postseason play begin. The first of those series is against the Oklahoma State Cowboys this weekend at Disch-Falk Field. It's an important series for both programs, who are jockeying for position in terms of national seeding for regionals, but both teams still have a shot at a conference championship as well.
As it stands now, both the Longhorns and Cowboys are projected to host regionals, but headed down the stretch the stakes are high and wins go a long way toward positioning in post-regular season play.
Texas will enter Friday's game riding a five game winning streak, capped off by a 7-2 road victory over the UTRGV Vaqueros on Tuesday night. The Cowboys defeated Wichita State 12-6, also on the road last Tuesday.
Last season in Stillwater, the Longhorns went 2-1 against the Pokes, winning the series. Oklahoma State beat Texas in their lone matchup in the Big 12 Tournament last season, with the Cowboys advancing to the championship game against eventual winner TCU.
Texas ace Pete Hansen will get the nod on the mound in Game 1. Hansen is an almost-perfect 7-1 on the season with a 2.70 ERA.
WHAT: #10 TEXAS (31-13, 9-6) vs. #8 OKLAHOMA STATE (28-13, 10-5)
WHEN: Friday, April 29 - Sunday, May 1, 2022
WHERE: UFCU Disch-Falk Field
LOCATION: Austin, TX
TIMES: Friday at 6:30 p.m.; Saturday at 2:30 p.m.; Sunday at 1 p.m.
TV: Longhorn Network
LIVE STATS: https://texassports.com/sidearmstats/baseball
ALL-TIME SERIES: Texas leads Oklahoma State 64-48
PROBABLE PITCHING MATCHUPS
FRIDAY–Texas LHP Pete Hansen (7-1, 2.70) vs. OSU RHP Justin Campbell (6-1, 2.89)
SATURDAY–Texas RHP Tristan Stevens (5-4, 4.50) vs. OSU RHP Bryce Osmond (3-1, 4.40)
SUNDAY–Texas LHP Lucas Gordon (4-1, 3.00) vs. OSU RHP Victor Mederos (3-3, 6.55)
Oct 2, 2021; Fort Worth, Texas, USA; TCU Horned Frogs defensive end Ochaun Mathis (32) tackles Texas Longhorns running back Bijan Robinson (5) during the second quarter at Amon G. Carter Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kevin Jairaj-USA TODAY Sports
TCU transfer and defensive end Ochaun Mathis made his top two schools public on Tuesday, announcing his decision to play at either Texas or Nebraska would come on Saturday, April 30th. Mathis made the announcement via his YouTube documentary, which was filmed at Manor High School in Manor, TX.
Mathis is arguably the best player available in the Transfer Portal, along with former Sun Devil linebacker Eric Gentry.
He entered the portal on January 14th and announced his Top 5 schools of Texas, Ole Miss, Penn State, Nebraska and USC a month later.
Mathis would provide an immediate improvement in the pass rushing capabilities of the Texas defense, which declined substantially after Joseph Ossai's departure to the NFL.
His former coach at TCU, Gary Patterson, is the special assistant to Texas head coach Steve Sarkisian. The connection there cannot hurt.
Mathis started 34 games for the Horned Frogs over the course of four seasons.
Last season he had 45 total tackles (7 for loss) and four sacks. In 2020 he had 46 tackles (14 for loss) and nine sacks.
D1 Baseball released its postseason projections for the field of 64 teams on Wednesday, and the Texas Longhorns (31-13) find themselves at #11 on the list. The Top 16 teams will host regionals, with David Pierce's team projected to host Pennsylvania, Dallas Baptist and Tulane.
Other Big 12 teams projected to host regionals include TCU and Oklahoma State. D1 Baseball projects TCU winning the Big 12 and securing a national #7 seed, while Oklahoma State sits at #16.
The Longhorns will host #8 Oklahoma State this weekend at Disch-Falk Field and play a three-game series at West Virginia (May 6-8) before wrapping up the regular season at home against Kansas (May 19-21).
The Big 12 Baseball Tournament will take place on May 25-29th at Globe Life Field in Arlington, TX.