Henley and the Longhorns were unable to complete the sweep against New Orleans on Sunday.
The Texas Longhorns lost the New Orleans Privateers this Sunday, with a final score of 4-1.
Compared to Chase Shugart’s impressive performance in the last game, Blair Henley struggled all throughout the series finale. The starter allowed four runs on seven hits and two walks, with only one strikeout.
Issues seemed to plague the outfield in today’s game. Three errors, committed by Duke Ellis and Tate Shaw, reflected poorly on the pitching staff this week.
Ryan Reynolds, third baseman, scored the Longhorn’s only run this game. Texas left seven runners throughout the entire game.
As we inch closer and closer to the post-season, bullpen performance slowly becomes a key component of success. One of the positives of this game was the fact that the Longhorns bullpen pitched around three scoreless innings. Sawyer and Fields performed admirably and helped keep Texas from being blown out today.
Tonight was a rough game for the Longhorns, but overall the series was successful for Coach Pierce and his team.
Texas will play the Houston Cougars on Tuesday at UFCU Disch-Falk Field.
The Texas Longhorns picked up their fifth conference win of the season on Sunday against Oklahoma State, but not without causing an uproar.
With the bases loaded and no outs in the top of the third, Texas’ Ryan Reynolds found himself running toward the Cowboys’ dugout. Reynolds was chasing down a pop-fly in foul territory and despite making the catch, things continued to go foul.
Oklahoma State Head Coach Josh Holliday immediately began to argue with the umpires that Reynolds had breached the Cowboys dugout to retrieve the ball, but upon further review he was upheld and play was set to resume.
At least that’s what it looked like.
As Holliday continued to debate with the umpires, Texas’ head coach David Pierce left the dugout with the hope to get the game back in motion. To his surprise however, he was instantly ejected.
When umpires approached the Texas dugout to give them a warning, suddenly Texas’ Ace was ejected. Despite winning the day for the Horns on Saturday, Nolan Kingham was given the boot on Sunday after he was caught jawing at the umpire.
Reynolds would avenge his teammate and coach however in the bottom of the fifth as he would join Kody Clemens and Masen Hibbeler in accounting for 3 longhorn runs. This gave Texas a 4-3 lead heading into the sixth inning and the Cowboys never took the lead again.
Texas would rally a 13-hit game and defeat Oklahoma State 10-5 as they picked up their fifth conference win in just the sixth game played all season.
Kingham will be suspended for Tuesday’s game against Texas State but will look to resume conference play on Thursday night as Texas travels to Manhattan for a 3 game series against Kansas State.
Since The University of Texas Baseball’s debut in 1894, the Longhorns have competed in thousands of games and competed 35 times in the annual College World Series. The first of six National Championships Texas took home was in 1949 and the Longhorns are fighting like hell to make it 7 in 2017.
Despite a recent series loss against the Baylor Bears, Texas rebounded in last night’s final matchup against the Texas State Bobcats to win the series 2 games to 1. Texas is currently ranked 6th in the Big 12 by 2 games, however they are only down 7 games to first ranked TCU overall. The high speed performance of Texas this year still puts them in standing to go to a conference tournament, make the regional series, and play in a super regional series for their 36th appearance in the College World Series. With more than 6 weeks of regular season baseball left until the conference tournament, Texas may still be able to pull it off.
It’s been 12 years since Texas won the title in 2005, but only 6 since Texas has placed in the series, with a 7th place tie in 2011, and only 3 years since their last qualification into the tournament in 2014. Starting Friday, June 16th the opening celebration kicks off the 2017 College World series for 12 solid days of the best college baseball known to man.
Kacy and Kody Clemens are brothers from Houston who are both currently playing on the UT baseball team. They are following the footsteps of their father, Roger Clemens, who played on the 1983 UT Baseball National Championship team.
Siblings attending the same college is nothing newsworthy, but how about siblings playing among each other on their college sports team. The University of Texas has been known for some sibling duos that have made a name for themselves in UT sports. No one can forget the famous McCoy brothers, Colt and Case, who both played for the Texas Longhorn Football team. The next duo is among us with the Clemens brothers!
Kacy Clemens (Number 42) is a Junior on the UT Baseball team. He plays as pitcher as well as in infield. His brother Kody Clemens (Number 2) joined the team this year as a Freshman and has been playing infield. The brothers from Houston have the privilege of playing with one another on the same team their father once played on. Their father, Roger Clemens, not only was a MLB pitcher, but was on the 1983 UT Baseball National Championship
team. The brothers have made baseball a family sport that they can enjoy together as they too aim to make it big in baseball. This season the boys have been notable for their great performance on the team. Growing up with the presence of their dad and his experience on the team have shaped them into the players they are today. Beyond their father the Clemens boys have made a name for themselves as they have proven valuable assets to the University of Texas Baseball roster. Kacy and Kody continue to wow UT Baseball fans through their impressive plays and stats. We cannot wait to see where they take us as the season continues. Hook Em’ Horns!