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  1. Guys, Sorry to be the one to pass this along, but we have learned that Coach Augie Garrido passed early this morning. We are awaiting official news to be released from the University and his family, and will have a story up soon. Rest in Peace, Coach. It's a sad day in Longhorn nation and the baseball world. Hook Em Coach.
  2. Just a quick note, Coach Augie Garrido was hospitalized last night for serious medical condition. I don't know many details as of right now, but please keep him in your thoughts and prayers. If I hear of anything else, I'll let everyone know. https://twitter.com/joeywa_44/status/973025104081780736
  3. No. 23 Texas (8-4) vs. No. 7 Stanford (11-1) March 8-11, 2018 Where: Austin, Texas (UFCU Disch-Falk Field) Time: Thursday—6:30 p.m., Friday—6:30 p.m., Saturday—2:30 p.m., Sunday—1 p.m. TV: Longhorn Network Radio: 104.9 The Horn, AM 1260 Live stats: sidearmstats.com/texas/baseball All-time series: Stanford leads, 39-34-1 PROBABLE STARTING PITCHERS THURSDAY—Stanford RHP Tristan Beck (2-0, 1.50) vs. Texas RHP Nico O’Donnell (1-0, 1.04) FRIDAY—Stanford LHP Kris Bubic (2-0, 1.56) vs. Texas RHP Nolan Kingham (2-1, 3.57) SATURDAY—Stanford LHP Erik Miller (0-1, 4.22) vs. Texas RHP Blair Henley (2-0, 0.53) SUNDAY—Stanford TBA vs. Texas RHP Chase Shugart (0-1, 5.19) GAME NOTES THE MATCHUP—No. 23 Texas hosts No. 7 Stanford for a four-game series beginning Thursday at UFCU Disch-Falk Field…last season, Stanford took three of four from Texas in Palo Alto. A LOOK AT THE CARDINAL—No. 7 Stanford enters the series at 11-1 after taking two of three from Michigan…junior RHP Tristan Beck was named Pac 12 Conference Pitcher of the Week following his performance vs. the Wolverines…the Cardinal started the season 10-0 before dropping the second game of their Saturday doubleheader…Stanford holds a 2.08 team ERA and a .197 batting average against. A LOOK AT THE LONGHORNS—After a 7-2 win over UTSA last Tuesday, Texas is coming off a series win over Northwestern…the Longhorns took three straight from the Wildcats after dropping the series opener…the Longhorns scored 10+ runs in each of the final three games. NEXT UP—Texas will head to Fayetteville, Ark., for a two-game series at No. 5 Arkansas…the Razorbacks sit at 9-3 heading into this weekend…the teams will play Tuesday night at 7 p.m. and Wednesday evening at 4 p.m. before returning to Austin to begin Big 12 Conference action on Friday night vs. Kansas. IN THE RANKINGS—Texas currently sits at : D1Baseball (#23), Baseball America (#17), NCBWA (#20), USA Today Coaches Poll (#20), and Collegiate Baseball (#26). TOP OF THE ORDER—The Longhorns’ one-through-three hitters—David Hamilton, Masen Hibbeler, and Kody Clemens, respectively—have hit a combined .363 (49-for-135) so far this season with 11 extra-base hits, 33 runs scored, and 28 RBI…they’ve also combined for 16 stolen bases on the year and have combined for 29 walks and just 15 strikeouts. STREAKING—Kody Clemens has opened the 2018 campaign on a tear at the plate…the junior has hit safely in all 12 games so far this season, compiling a line of .436/.585/.718…the 12-game hit streak is the longest for a Longhorn since Madison Carter’s 15-game streak in 2014…Clemens has amassed 14 walks to just three Ks on the season and leads the team with three homers…he is 3-for-3 in stolen bases and holds a team-best 1.303 OPS (on-base plus slugging). WELCOME BACK, TOMMY—Stanford assistant Tommy Nicholson makes his way back to the Forty Acres this weekend…Nicholson played at Texas from 1998-2000 where he only missed three starts over three seasons and compiled a .327 career average with 147 runs scored, 223 hits, 37 doubles, four triples, nine home runs, 114 RBI and 20 stolen bases…Team MVP in 1999 and 2000, Nicholson also served two stints as a member of the Texas coaching staff (2009-10, 2013-16). HENLEY HAPPENING—RHP Blair Henley extended his scoreless innings streak to 12 on Saturday in game two of the doubleheader vs. Northwestern…he tossed six shutout innings with two hits, no walks, and four strikeouts, lowering his ERA to 0.53 on the season…he was named Big 12 Conference Pitcher of the Week following his six-inning effort at LSU on Feb 25…the sophomore scattered six hits and three walks while fanning three and keeping the Tigers off the board…the honor was the first such award for Henley in his Longhorns career and the first conference honor for a Longhorn this season. MCKENZIE’S MANY TALENTS—Senior utilityman Jake McKenzie, a petroleum engineering major, was recently awarded the Marvin Wright Student Athlete Award from the Cockrell School of Engineering and the Big 12’s Dr. Gerald Lage Academic Achievement Award.
  4. 01.29.2018 | Baseball Baseball announces game times for 2018 season Longhorn Network will televise more than 30 Texas Baseball home games this season. Complete Schedule AUSTIN, Texas—Texas Baseball announced its 2018 home game times, with Longhorn Network, the home of Longhorns baseball, televising more than 30 games this season beginning February 16 at 6:30 p.m. with the first of three contests vs. Louisiana-Lafayette. Following the three-game set against the Ragin' Cajuns, LHN will air a Wednesday night game against Lamar (February 21) before the No. 21 Longhorns hit the road for three games at No. 16 LSU in Baton Rouge. Texas then returns to UFCU Disch-Falk Field for a Tuesday night matchup against UTSA (February 27) before four games, including a Saturday doubleheader, against visiting Northwestern (March 2-4). LHN will then carry another four-game series the following weekend, this time against longtime opponent No. 13 Stanford (March 8-11) After Texas heads to preseason No. 4 Arkansas for a pair of midweek games (March 13-14). Big 12 Conference action on LHN begins with a three-game series vs. Kansas (March 16-18). The Longhorns face off against Sam Houston State the following Tuesday (March 20) before the Oklahoma State Cowboys, who edged Texas in the Big 12 Conference tournament championship game last season, come to Austin for a three-game league series (March 23-25). The LHN schedule resumes in April with a Monday night contest against McNeese State (April 2) and a three-game set vs. Baylor (April 6-8). The Longhorns will then face nonconference opponents in five straight games on LHN—UTRGV (April 17), New Orleans (April 20-22), and Houston (April 24)—before resuming Big 12 play. The television schedule concludes on LHN with a Tuesday night game against Texas State (May 15) before hosting No. 7 TCU in the final regular season series of the season (May 17-19). Lowell Galindo will serve as the Texas Baseball play-by-play commentator again this season. Keith Moreland and Greg Swindell, both former Longhorns, will serve as color analysts on the telecasts. Moreland, an outfielder, helped the Longhorns reach three consecutive College World Series, including winning the CWS in 1975. He went on to play Major League Baseball from 1978-1989, including winning a World Series with the Philadelphia Phillies in 1980. Swindell, a pitcher, played in MLB from 1986-2002, including an All-Star appearance in 1989 and a World Series title in 2001 with the Arizona Diamondbacks. At Texas, he was the 1985 Baseball America National Player of the Year, a three-time finalist for the Golden Spikes Award and helped the Longhorns reach the CWS in 1983, 1984, and 1985. Moreland had his number retired in 2010 by Texas, while Swindell, who shared the same number as Roger Clemens, was honored by the university in 2009. Galindo, Moreland and Swindell will open the LHN schedule on Saturday, February 3, with the annual Texas Baseball Alumni Game. Date Day Opponent Time February 3 Saturday Alumni Game 2 p.m. February 16 Friday Louisiana-Lafayette 6:30 p.m. February 17 Saturday Louisiana-Lafayette 2:30 p.m. February 18 Sunday Louisiana-Lafayette 1 p.m. February 21 Wednesday Lamar 7:30 p.m. February 27 Tuesday UTSA 6:30 p.m. March 2 Friday Northwestern 7 p.m. March 3 Saturday Northwestern 1:30 p.m. (DH) March 4 Sunday Northwestern 1:30 p.m. March 8 Thursday Stanford 6:30 p.m. March 9 Friday Stanford 6:30 p.m. March 10 Saturday Stanford 2:30 p.m. March 11 Sunday Stanford 1 p.m. March 16 Friday Kansas* 6:30 p.m. March 17 Saturday Kansas* 2:30 p.m. March 18 Sunday Kansas* 1 p.m. March 20 Tuesday Sam Houston State 6:30 p.m. March 23 Friday Oklahoma State* 7 p.m. March 24 Saturday Oklahoma State* 2:30 p.m. March 25 Sunday Oklahoma State* 1:30 p.m. April 2 Monday McNeese State 6:30 p.m. April 6 Friday Baylor* 6:30 p.m. April 7 Saturday Baylor* 4 p.m. April 8 Sunday Baylor* 1:30 p.m. April 17 Tuesday UTRGV 7 p.m. April 20 Friday New Orleans 7 p.m. April 21 Saturday New Orleans 3:30 p.m. April 22 Sunday New Orleans 1:30 p.m. April 24 Tuesday Houston 6:30 p.m. May 1 Tuesday Texas State 6:30 p.m. May 15 Tuesday Texas State 6:30 p.m. May 17 Thursday TCU* 6:30 p.m. May 18 Friday TCU* 6:30 p.m. May 19 Saturday TCU* 2:30 p.m.
  5. Didn’t see one posted yet, and Horns are up 27-20, 7:08 left in 1st Half. Grayson Allen has 3 fouls early. Horns looking pretty good against the #1 Blue Devils.
  6. Even though we haven't seen the official schedule, here is some info on the 2018 schedule. In addition to the series at LSU (2/23-25), we have a 2 game set at Arkansas (TBD) and a single game at A&M (Tues 4/10) I'll update as I find more games/dates Other games: TBD Arkansas at Fayetteville (2 games) 2018 Schedule 2/16-2/18 ULL at Disch 2/21 Lamar at Disch 2/23-2/25 LSU at Baton Rouge 3/16-3/18 Kansas at Disch 3/23-3/25 Ok St at Disch 3/27 Texas St. at San Marcos 3/30-4/1 K St at Manhattan 4/2 McNeese St at Disch (not sure that's the right date, but that's what McNeese site says) 4/6-4/8 Baylor at Disch 4/13-4/15 OU at Norman 4/24 U of Houston at Disch 4/27-4/29 WVU at Morgantown 5/1 Texas St at Disch 5/4-5/6 TT at Lubbock 5/15 Texas St at Disch 5/17-5/19 TCU at Disch
  7. Cantu is getting a change of scenery. Wish him the best. He has always been a fine representative of UT, especially off the field. Hopefully this fresh start helps him find his groove again.
  8. Happy Post-Season, Seamheads. Here we go, what you've all been waiting for; Texas Baseball back to a Regional on the Road to Omaha. Horn Sports will be on site, as I'll be there for the series. ********************************************* Here are some series notes from a few different websites: First up, the quick preview from Texas Sports 05.29.2017 Baseball to open NCAA regional play in Long Beach vs. UCLA The Longhorns enter the tournament as a No. 2 seed and will open at 6 p.m. Central on Friday against the Bruins. INDIANAPOLIS, Ind.— The NCAA announced the full field of 64 teams for the NCAA Division I Baseball Championships on Monday morning, with Texas Baseball earning a No. 2 seed in the Long Beach regional. This marks the 58th time the Longhorns have reached the NCAA Tournament. The Longhorns (37-22) are joined by their Friday opponent and No. 3 seed UCLA, No. 4 seed San Diego State and top-seeded host Long Beach State. Texas will open the Long Beach Regional on Friday at 6 p.m. CT (4 p.m. PT) against UCLA (30-25). this season, the Longhorns swept the Bruins in a three-game series at UFCU Disch-Falk Field. Long Beach State (37-17-1) and San Diego State (41-19) will face off in the nightcap, with both opening night games scheduled to air on ESPN2. Texas finished the season 37-22 after making a run to the Phillips 66 Big 12 Baseball Championship this past weekend. The Longhorns, who currently hold the No. 16 RPI in the nation, finished tops in the Big 12 in ERA (3.20) and boast the second-best fielding percentage in the country (.983). All-session tickets are currently available at LongBeachState.com/baseballregionals. or via the Long Beach State ticket office. Single-game tickets will be available Wednesday morning, starting at 9 a.m. online and 10 a.m. via the ticket office. ***************************************** Here are some notes from D1Baseball: The Long Beach Regional may be the toughest region in the tournament. Long Beach State, while compiling a 19-4 record at home this season, has also gone 0-2 vs UCLA and 0-2 vs San Diego St. UCLA was one of the last four teams in the tournament UCLA has one of the best starters in the nation in Canning, but their bullpen has been a major weakness for them this season. UCLA has a .226 avg vs non-conference opponents this year San Diego State went 2-0 v both UCLA and Long Beach State this season SDSU has 10 batters over .300 This is SDSU's 4th regional in 5 years, so they're experienced. D1 Baseball's Kendall Rogers named Texas his Omaha Sleeper: "I wrote this a couple of weeks ago after the TCU series, but in terms of sheer talent, few teams actually best the Longhorns in the starting rotation with Nolan Kingham, Morgan Cooper and Kyle Johnston leading the charge. The Longhorns are good enough offensively, too, to make a run, while the bullpen is the one thing for me that remains a concern." I personally don't think anything that Kendall stated is ground breaking; it's what we have been discussing all season long. The bullpen has to perform at an elite level for this team to make any noise in the tournament. That said, Kendall knows college baseball probably better than just about anyone I know, and his comments are high praise. Additionally, Aaron Fitt from D1 Baseball had this to say about the Long Beach regional being the toughest regional: "Texas is one of the most dangerous 2-seeds in the tournament, UCLA is a young but talented No. 3 with a premier ace in Griffin Canning, and San Diego State gets my vote for most dangerous 4-seed in the tournament — the Aztecs should have been a 3." And, "Texas is the non-No. 1 seed that has the best shot to get to Omaha thanks to its enviable collection of power arms and an offense that is clicking at the right time — the Longhorns are well suited to win on the pitcher-friendly West Coast." As a matter of fact, D1 Baseball had six writers/contributors name their toughest regional, and half of them picked the Long Beach regional as the toughest. ********************************************************* The Horns have their work cut out for them, but I have to say, it feels good to be back in the post season. ********************************************************* Texas plays on Friday at 4 PM vs UCLA; Kingham vs Canning: Battle on the Bump HookEm!!
  9. Lace up those spikes, put on your game faces and pop that mitt Seamheads, because it's Friday! The final weekend series of the regular season begins today as the Longhorns take on the Mountaineers in a 3-game set at UFCU Disch Falk Field. As I mentioned Tuesday, I am not going to be around much this weekend, so hopefully Will, Harrison and/or Aaron can pick up the slack. Feel free to chime in on the game thread. Let's see if we can end the regular season on a high note. A series win would be very good for the Horns and their post-season seeding. Quick matchup notes: TEXAS (32-19, 9-11) vs. WEST VIRGINIA (31-20, 11-10) May 19-21, 2017 Where: Austin, Texas (UFCU Disch-Falk Field) Time: Friday at 6:30 p.m. CT, Saturday at 4 p.m. CT, Sunday at 1 p.m. CT TV: Longhorn Network Radio: 104.9 FM The Horn/1260 AM—Craig Way (Play-by-Play), Roger Wallace (Analyst) Live stats: Sidearmstats.com/Texas/Baseball All-time series: West Virginia leads, 8-4 PROBABLE STARTING PITCHERS FRIDAY—WVU RHP BJ Myers (4-2, 3.90) vs. RHP Nolan Kingham (7-4, 2.90) SATURDAY—WVU RHP Alek Manoah (1-1, 2.70) vs. RHP Morgan Cooper (6-2, 2.27) SUNDAY—WVU TBD vs. UT RHP Kyle Johnston (2-1, 3.24)
  10. Happy Tuesday Seamheads. Absolutely huge week for Texas Baseball starts tonight. The Horns host Incarnate Word in the Tuesday evening matchup, which precedes a 3-game set at UFCU Disch Falk Fields against West Virginia to close out the regular season schedule. Texas currently sits at 31-19, (9-11 in Big 12,) and just outside of the Top 25. As of today, Texas is projected as a #3 seed in what would likely be a highly unfavorable regional setting, (think Oregon St.) Texas certain can make some noise this week with a 3/4 or 4/4 record against Incarnate Word and WVU. A 2/2 or worse showing would almost certainly solidify their low seed in a tough regional. Additionally their Big 12 tournament performance will be something that the committee will look at, but their overall body of work will probably carry greater weight than merely the tournament play. A look at the numbers as of today: Warren Nolan: RPI: 23 SOS: 11 D1Baseball.com RPI: 23 SOS: 14 vs. Top 25 RPI: 4-12, with 8 of those 12 losses by 1 run vs. Top 50 RPI: 7-13 vs. Top 100 RPI: 21-18 Texas has all the numbers of a solid 2-seed, but after getting swept in Ft Worth, they're back to being projected as a 3-seed. Win this week, and it changes things, and Texas will once again be in the position of a 2-seed. Stumble and it's even more likely that they're headed up to Oregon for a regional appearance in Corvallis. *********************************************** Tonight's matchup is as follows: First Pitch: 6:30 PM CDT TV: LHN Radio: 104.9 FM Stream: www.texassports.com Twitter PBP: https://twitter.com/joeywa_44 Nick Kennedy gets the nod on the bump tonight. ************************************************* Notes for the week: I'll be traveling this weekend and won't be on the WVU call. Perhaps Will or Harrison will pick up the slack I'll start a weekend baseball thread on Friday morning as a reminder, but I won't be available for too much banter or any PBP. With HS Playoffs taking place around the state, I've heard that Coach Allen will be at the Heath vs Woodlands series on Thursday in Georgetown watching a few players. Likely that our own Donald Boyles will be out that way as well, camera in hand! As the father of a college player, this always makes me happy: 9 players for UT were named to the Big 12 All Academic Team; http://texassports.com/news/2017/5/16/baseball-places-nine-on-academic-all-big-12-teams.aspx ************************************************* That's all for now; see y'all in a couple of hours and Hook Em!
  11. Happy Friday, Seamheads. A quick preview of this weekend's match vs TCU, courtesy TexasSports.com. No. 24 TEXAS (31-16, 9-8) at No. 9 TCU (32-11, 12-6) May 5-7, 2017 Where: Fort Worth, Texas (Lupton Stadium) Time: Friday at 7 p.m., Saturday at 12 p.m., Sunday at 1 p.m. TV: Friday—ESPNU, Saturday—ESPN2, Sunday—ESPNU Radio: 104.9 FM The Horn/1260 AM—Craig Way (Play-by-Play), Roger Wallace (Analyst) Live stats: gofrogs.com All-time series: Texas leads, 223-68-2 Complete Game Notes PROBABLE STARTING PITCHERS FRIDAY—TCU LHP Nick Lodolo (5-1, 4.39) vs. Texas RHP Morgan Cooper (6-2, 1.45) SATURDAY—TCU RHP Brian Howard (6-3, 5.43) s. Texas RHP Nolan Kingham (7-3, 2.05) SUNDAY—TCU RHP Mitchell Traver (2-1, 3.95) vs. Texas RHP Kyle Johnston (2-1, 3.29) Texas controls its own destiny as we get into the final couple of weeks of the season. Win this series in Ft. Worth and the series vs. West Virginia at DFF in a couple of weeks, and Texas is set up nicely for post-season play as they enter the Big12 tournament. Drop either or both, and the post-season will likely be a very tough assignment in an environment like LSU, Stanford or the like. I'll be doing the PBP on Twitter this weekend. Here's the link if you're interested in following. https://twitter.com/joeywa_44 I'll try to post some updates in this thread as the weekend progresses. Please feel free to chime in throughout the weekend with your thoughts. We encourage the banter! Now, who wants some frog legs for Cinco de Mayo? HookEm!
  12. Happy Friday Seamheads. I won't be doing the games today due travel. Texas really needs this series. Of course that is beginning to sound like a broken record. I'm guessing that the series schedule has been adjusted due to potential weather on Saturday evening. Here is a preview from TexasSports.com Baseball preview: at Oklahoma State [April 28-30] The Longhorns and Cowboys will play a doubleheader on Friday night and face off in game three on Saturday. Apr. 27, 2017 Baseball TEXAS (28-16) at OKLAHOMA STATE (23-16) April 28-30, 2017 Where: Stillwater, Okla. Time: Friday (DH)—2:30 p.m.; Saturday—6 p.m. TV: Friday (DH)—FOX College Sports; Saturday—ESPNU Radio: 104.9 FM The Horn/1260 AM—Craig Way (Play-by-Play), Roger Wallace (Analyst) All-time series: Texas leads, 51-48 Complete Game Notes PROBABLE STARTING PITCHERS FRIDAY (G1)—Oklahoma State RHP Joe Lienhard (2-0, 4.00) vs. Texas RHP Nolan Kingham (6-3, 1.98) FRIDAY (G2)—Oklahoma State RHP Tyler Buffett (5-3, 4.45) vs. Texas RHP Morgan Cooper (5-2, 1.61) SATURDAY—Oklahoma State RHP Blake Battenfield (2-2, 4.85) vs. Texas RHP Kyle Johnston (2-1, 3.26) GAME NOTES THE MATCHUP—Texas and Oklahoma State meet for the 99th time in history on Friday afternoon…last season, the Cowboys swept the regular season series before splitting a game apiece in the Big 12 Conference tournament. A LOOK AT THE COWBOYS—Oklahoma State enters the series with a 23-16 record and a 6-9 mark in Big 12 action…the Cowboys are led by Garrett McCain's .372 average, which is tops in the Big 12…Colin Simpson leads the team with 9 homers while Garrett Benge has 43 RBI…Carson Teel leads the Cowboys out of the bullpen with a 3.61 ERA in 16 apps…RHP Tyler Buffett has a team-best 5 wins. A LOOK AT THE LONGHORNS—Texas dropped its Tuesday night matchup against No. 24 Louisiana at Constellation Field in Sugar Land…the Longhorns fell 8-1 to the Ragin' Cajuns thanks in part to a six-run second inning that including a grand slam off reliever Jon Malmin…the Longhorns avoided their first shutout of the season with a ninth-inning RBI single from Tyler Rand…Kacy Clemens leads the Longhorns with a .297 average, eight homers and 33 RBI…this is the first time this season that his average has dropped below .300…Travis Jones leads Texas with a .426 OBP…RHP Morgan Cooper is 5-2 this year with a 1.61 ERA, good for 22nd-best in the nation…he is tops on the team with 75 strikeouts, second-most in the Big 12…out of the bullpen, Beau Ridgeway has made 25 appearances and has amassed nine saves and a 1.30 ERA. NEXT UP—Texas hosts UT-Arlington on Tuesday night at UFCU Disch-Field Field. ONE-RUN WOES—With two one-run wins last weekend against New Orleans, the Longhorns improved to 6-11 in one-run ballgames, although six of those one-run losses have come in conference action. GOLDEN SPIKES—Texas right-handers Morgan Cooper and Nolan Kingham were both named to the Golden Spikes Award midseason watch list, announced by USA Baseball on April 12…Cooper and Kingham have compiled 1.61 and 1.98 ERAs, respectively, so far this season and lead the Longhorns staff.…the duo is among 40 players selected to the watch list which honors the nation's top amateur player… Texas is one of just six (Auburn, LSU, North Carolina, Oregon State, and Virginia) to land two athletes on the midseason watch list…the Longhorns have never had a Golden Spikes Award winner. STOPPER—Sophomore RHP Beau Ridgeway was named to the NCBWA Stopper of the Year Award Midseason Watch List on Wednesday afternoon. DEEEEFENSE—The Longhorns' defense has been sturdy so far this season…Texas is fielding at a .983 clip, good for fifth-best in the nation…the Horns have also turned 47 double plays, good for second-most in the country. TEAM ERA—The Longhorns pitching staff has compiled a 2.95 team ERA, good for eighth-best in the nation and best in the Big 12…the Longhorns have also registered six shutouts on the season, most in the conference and tied for 10th-most in the country. SENIOR LEADER—Senior 1B Kacy Clemens has been a stalwart at first base for the Longhorns so far this season…he had reached base safely in 21 straight games before his ejection on April 9 vs. Oklahoma…he leads the team in BA (.297) and SLG (.541)…he hit his eighth homer of the season last Friday, a season-high for the Houston native after he hit five last season…he is tops on the team with 33 RBI. #MOREOFTHOSE—Through 44 games, nine different Longhorns have gone deep giving Texas 33 total homers, one fewer than all of last season…both Travis Jones and Kacy Clemens homered on Friday night vs. New Orleans…Patrick Mathis homered in his first start in almost a month April 11 vs. Texas State…Kacy and Kody Clemens both homered on April 8, the second consecutive season that they both homered on April 8…Kody's tied the ballgame while Kacy's home run was a grand slam to break the game open…Ryan Reynolds hit two at Kansas…Tate Shaw hit a grand slam and Cantu homered in his hometown of Corpus Christi on March 28…Kacy Clemens hit a pair of homers on Feb 24 vs. UConn. SNEAKY WHEELS CLUB—Michael McCann and Kacy Clemens have both added stolen bases to their respective resumes…combined, they're a perfect 10-for-10 on the basepaths, six for Kacy and four for McCann. PATIENCE IS A VIRTUE—As a team, Texas has amassed 221 walks, good for eighth-most in the country…Kacy Clemens and Travis Jones have each walked 27 times and four other players have at least 20 BBs. HOME SWEET HOME—Overall, Texas plays just 20 of its 54 games away from UFCU Disch-Falk Field…among those 20 games was March 28 against TAMU-CC at Whataburger Field in Corpus and an April 25 game at Constellation Field.
  13. Happy Friday Seamheads. Texas takes on New Orleans in a 3-game weekend series at DFF beginning tonight. I will be unavailable for the games tonight due to my travel schedule. Game time: 7 PM TV: LHN RADIO: 104.9 Audio Stream: www.texassports.com
  14. Texas takes on Texas State tonight at Disch Falk Field. Every game is one that counts now. Looks like Henley will get the nod on the bump for Texas. Game Time: 6:30 PM TV: LHN Radio: 104.9 FM Audio: www.texassports.com Twitter Play By Play https://twitter.com/joeywa_44 LIne-ups shortly. I will post game updates in this thread. Y'all feel free to discuss the game as it goes along. I'm looking at scaling back the game updates unless you want for them to continue as-is. It's really all up to the members here on what you want. If there's something you want that's different from how we're doing it, by all means, chime in. We're here to provide the content that you folks want.
  15. THE TEXAS LONGHORNS TAKE THE LONE STAR SHOWN DOWN AGAINST THE TEXAS A&M AGGIES 4-3 By Will Baizer Tuesday, Texas A&M’s baseball team made a mid-week trip over to Austin to face the Texas Longhorns in a Lone Star Showdown on the diamond. After a high intensity game, the Lone Star Showdown belongs to Texas after the Longhorns hold on to stifle an Aggie comeback to the tune of 4-3. Last year’s game ended off on a walk off homer run for the Aggies and they ran out of the bullpen flashing the horns down. The feelings coming into this game were just a fresh as if that walk off and subsequent fight were just yesterday. The two teams played in front of a sellout crowd of 6985 fans that was spotted with large pockets of maroon. It was reminiscent of a Cardinals vs Cubs or Yankees vs Red Sox series the way the Aggie fans traveled to Austin and the intensity was that of a playoff game from first pitch to last out. Boy, did it make for a raucous crowd and exciting game. As David Pierce put it, “It was the most electric atmosphere in the country.” Through the first three innings were a pitchers’ duel between John Doxakis and Nick Kennedy, two lefties who usually don’t start. Doxakis took down the first 5 Longhorn batters with only 10 pitches and it wasn’t until the third inning that Texas actually hit a ball out of the infield. Nick Kennedy wouldn’t budge as well, only allowing one hit. Through the first three innings batter only got on if they somehow walked. Nick Kennedy came out and dominated 5 full innings, allowing 2 hits and no earned runs whilst tallying 6 strikeouts, which earned him the win. The starting pitching continues to be the back bone of this Texas team. When the 4th inning rolled up that’s when the offense started. In the top of the 4th, Braden Shewmake (3 for 4 with 2R) hit a double with one out. When the A&M’s Joel Davis hit it to Texas’ David Hamilton, Hamilton smartly flipped it to 3rd to get the lead runner; however, Ryan Reynolds dropped it and Shewmake got to third. Error on Reynolds. The next batter, Kennedy pauses, wind up and pitches ball four to Jorge Gutierrez. Not so fast! The first base umpire called a balk. While the balk didn’t look like a balk at all, the ump called it anyways. Shewmake scores and the Aggies take the lead 1-0. On to the bottom of the 4th where Texas got a chance to hit back. And they did with a three-run inning. All the Longhorns had to do was wear down the Aggies’ freshman lefty and watch the Aggies crumble. The inning started off with a long at bat and a walk. Then a balk by Doxakis to move the Longhorns over to 2nd. A double into right field by Kacy Clemens (2 for 3 with an RBI) tied the game. The next batter, Austin Todd, bunted it down the 3rd base line and Kacy advanced to 3rd, but the Aggie 3rd baseman threw it over the head of the 1st baseman. Kacy took advantage and scored off the error. The Longhorns took the lead 2-1. But they weren’t done. Later in the 4th the Longhorns got another runners onto 3rd off the back of another Aggie error by the same 3rd baseman. Michael McCann then stepped up to the plate and continued his hot streak by lining a ball into left field to extend the lead 3-1. The bottom of the 5th was more of the same. Travis Jones got an improvisational triple by singling, then stealing 2nd, almost getting caught in a pickle only to be saved by an errant throw by the Aggies, and then advancing to 3rd and an error by the pitcher trying to pick him off. That’s what the day was like for the Aggies. Travis Jones ended up scoring after the Aggies pitcher, Corbin Martin, tried to pick off a man on 1st only for the 1st baseman to drop it allowing Travis to steal home. It was then 4-1 Texas. Over the course of two innings the Aggies committing four errors, a balk, an errant throw, and two wild pitches. By the end, Longhorn fans were cheering whenever the Aggie pitchers tried to pick off a player or throw the ball. The Longhorns’ reliever Kevin Roliard came in after Nick Kennedy and took control of the game over 1.1 innings tallying 2 strike outs. It was smooth sailing for Kyle Johnston who came in to relieve Kevin Roliard up until the 8th inning. Johnston started off the 8th by walking four Aggie batters in a row and getting the Aggies in the crowd to pull out their famous “Ball +1” chant. This only fired up the Longhorn fans and the game really livened up for both fan bases. Beau Ridgeway came in to relieve him in a hurry and took the bases loaded with no outs situation and only allowed one more run to cross the plate. He was helped out by a clutch play by team leader Kacy Clemens who took a bunt down the 1st base line and flipped it to Michael Cantu to get the tying run at the plate and end the Aggie threat. Kacy Clemens described the play to us after the game, “Coach put on a play where I’m looking for the safety squeeze. When the pitcher kicked up, and [the batter] squared up to bunt, I was just hauling… Michael was there to catch a good toss.” And that was all the Longhorns needed to win the game. Or so they thought. Top of the 9th inning, the Aggies had a man on 3rd with 2 outs, the Aggies stud infielder Braden Shewmake came to the plate. Chase Shugart is closing for the Longhorns and has been unreliable as a reliever. A single send the game into extra innings. Shewmake knocks a bouncer to freshman short stop David Hamilton. Hamilton double clutches the ball and bullets one to 1st, beating Shewmake by half a step. Ball game. The Longhorns take the game from the Aggies and Coach Pierce stated after the game, “For our program and our mentality [the win] was huge.” Now the Longhorns are on a 6-game win streak where they have scored 48 runs off of 62 hits and swept the UCLA Bruins and taken down their in-state rival. Before the streak the Longhorns were hitting .203. Now they are averaging .245. The Longhorns will be moving into conference play to play a very good Texas Tech program in Austin. While Pierce told us that the Longhorns will be enjoying this one, they have two days of practice before the series, and “…the mindset is great.” --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Good evening seamheads. I know, I know, it's a day early, but I figured "why not?" Watch this preview video. Nice work by the Texas Baseball folks.
  16. Season opener today and our own Harrison Weir is going to be making the game call. I will be following along. I'm looking forward to seeing what this team can do this weekend. Rice is banged up, without four key players, down 3 Ps and an infielder. I'll pop in as I can to discuss things. Hook Em and be nice to Harrison! ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ RECAP by Will Baizer: Texas dropped the first game of the four game series 2-3. Post game Pierce preached having a short memory, as the Longhorns have a double header the next day. It was a hard fought pitcher’s duel through most of the first 6 innings. Morgan Cooper was on fire through the first 5 innings Cooper threw 67 pitches (46 strikes) and recorded 6 K’s. But Texas couldn’t help out their pitcher as they struggled with Rice’s veteran Dane Myers – who recorded his longest outing of his career with 90 pitches (50 strikes and 3 K’s). After that Cooper threw 20 more pitches (12 strikes) before he was relieved by Nolan Kingham. Texas was leading 1-0 in the 6th inning off a sacrifice fly from Kacy Clemens, but Morgan cracked a bit and let up a two run double fly over the head of a diving Travis Jones in left field. Texas responded with a run of their own off a Kody Clemens bomb to right field. After the 6th Kingham came in. He started off on fire hitting 97mph and retiring the first 7 batters he faced. But the game slipped through his fingers as he allowed one run off of one hit. Notch an assist on that run off a passed ball from Michael Cantu and a questionable call by the home plate umpire to allow the run to cross when the ball had hit the Rice batter DiCaprio on the foot in the batter’s box. Once it hit DiCaprio’s foot (which was blatant), it should’ve been a foul ball and DiCaprio back in the box with a 2-2 count. Instead Rice won the game off that run. Texas couldn’t get another run after that despite having runners in scoring position. In fact, Texas had a hard time with RISP. The Longhorns stranded 5 runners in this game, one on 3rd and two on 2nd. Freshman Ryan Reynolds accounted for 3 of those stranded runners and the other two were given to the other Freshman, Austin Todd. Rice had their struggles at the plate too. They just couldn’t put metal to ball as they got 8 out of their 8 strike outs swinging at air. And the Texas pitchers came right at the Rice batters as well. Morgan Cooper recorded 17-24 first pitch strikes and Nolan Kingham record 8-10 first pitch strikes. Stars of the game: Freshman David Hamilton and Sophomore Kody Clemens Hamilton who made two spectacular defensive plays consisting of one back handed grab and long toss to first for an out and another bullet to first on another long throw to first. David Pierce had high remarks for Hamilton, "He was outstanding... Not just okay. He was excellent tonight... He's a kid who's going to have some range that other don't." Kody had a hot night at the plate notching the Horns’ second run off the homerun and tallying a single. Kody was very excited about the new strategy at the plate by the new staff stating, "I loved it! We just have a better opportunity to swing the bat."
  17. Good afternoon folks. Welcome to another year of Texas Baseball. There are a lot of new things this season. New coaching staff, new shoes, new moved-in fences, new faces around the diamond. We'll have lineups as soon as possible. Game time is 2 PM CST. As always, I encourage you to chime in on the game thread. Also, remember I'm a fan, and I do this for fun. I enjoy it, and while I try to keep my 'fandom' out of my PBP, it may rear it's head from time to time. Hook Em, and let's Play Ball!!
  18. It all began with his tweet after the spring game. "Could've told my mother to save her money on the plane ticket". Half of a game after being called on account of rain, or a subtle blast to the fact he didn't sniff the field? I don't know, but I believe, when it comes to a young guy who wants his shot, it was the latter. When Buechele became the obvious nod to the future with Ehlinger on deck at QB, I knew Locksley was going to have to change positions or transfer. Then it was even more evident when Heard got moved to WR, where a stable of capable guys was already in place. Now, I don't even know what the plan is, if any for the kid. I know he never had huge expectations, but does anyone feel bad for him? I just feel like he is a perfect example of how you can be swept up in the circus that can be recruiting. It's a valid thought to wonder if he ever really knew what he was doing/expecting when he said yes to Texas and bailed on FSU. Then again, you wonder what he was told. Who knows. I'll give him this much: I don't know what it's like to be 18 and have those kinds of decisions to make with the confidence and probably somewhat arrogance that I can go somewhere and be the guy. But at the same time, how do you make such a huge decision without really looking at the reality of the situation and asking yourself where you fit in? At one point during camp, his name came up on a brief article about roster position changes, what ifs, etc. And I completely forgot the kid was on the team. I'm betting the house on Texas this Saturday and putting all my winnings on my next bet, which is news that Locksley transfers before this season ends.
  19. Game Time: 7 PM CST TV: FSSW Plus (HD) & Fox College Sports (Standard Def) Radio Stream: www.texassports.com Lineup This one looks to be questionable to start on time. Weather is approaching. Tarp is on the field.
  20. Is this the last hurrah for Coach Augie Garrido at Texas? The #7 seed Horns will take on #2 seed Ok State in the first round of the Big 12 Tournament this week in OKC. Game time is 7:30 PM on Wednesday night on FOX College Sports. I'll be posting updates in this thread. We may have a separate game thread going, but let's see how this plays out and go from there.
  21. Game time at 7 PM LHN Radio/stream: www.TexasSports.com I'll likely be a bit late getting to the PBP. Hook Em! (Side note, mrs joeywa and son are at the Disch tonight.)
  22. Texas vs Oklahoma Game 3 Game Time: 1 PM CT L. Dale Mitchell Park TV: Fox Sports OK Radio/Stream: www.texassports.com Texas Lineup: Lineup Notes: Rand jumps to the #2 spot Jones is out of the order today Denny in as DH This is great opportunity for Texas to solidify not only it's record in conference play, but also it's psyche. Hook Em!
  23. Texas @ Oklahoma Game Time: 7 PM CT Location: L. Dale Mitchell Park TV: Fox Sports 1 Radio/Stream: www.texassports.com
  24. It's game day. An odd Thursday start for a three-game set due to Easter. We'll be here with starting lineups, etc in a bit.

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