The University of Texas struck out 16 Stanford University batters and hit four solo home runs en route to a 5-3 win over the Cardinal in collegiate baseball action Friday afternoon at The Dell Diamond in Round Rock, Texas.
The afternoon was highlighted by the performances of a pair of Russells for Texas. Kyle Russell went 2-for-4 with two home runs and two RBI. It marked his second two home run game of the season. Starter James Russell (1-1) allowed just two runs on six hits and one walk while striking out a career-high nine batters in five innings for his first career victory.
Stanford broke the scoring seal in the top of the first inning when Sean Ratliff drew a one-out walk, stole second base and scored on a single to rightfield by Brent Milleville to give the Cardinal a 1-0 lead.
Stanford tacked on another run in the top of the second with Ryan Seawell hitting a home run over the leftfield wall.
Kyle Russell trimmed the Stanford lead to 2-1 with a solo blast over the rightfield fence in the bottom of the second.
The Longhorns took their first lead in the bottom of the fourth inning. Kyle Russell hit an equalizing home run over the 407-ft sign in right centerfield. Chance Wheeless followed with an infield single. Sacrifice bunts by Travis Tucker and Chais Fuller pushed Wheeless to third and he scored on an infield single by Nick Peoples to give UT a 3-2 lead.
Texas added insurance runs in the sixth and seventh innings with solo home runs off the bats of Tucker and Fuller, respectively.
Stanford made a late rally in the ninth. With two outs, Jeff Whitlow doubled down the rightfield line and scored on a single up the middle by Adam Gaylord. Randy Boone induced the final out of the game for his second save of the season.
Texas and Stanford return to action on Saturday for a 1 p.m. contest at The Dell Diamond.
Texas set a single-game school record for doubles and four Longhorns combined for an eight-hit shutout in 19-0 win over UT Pan American in collegiate baseball action at The Dell Diamond on Tuesday afternoon.
The Longhorns hit 11 doubles, breaking the 44-year-old record of nine set in 1946 and equaled in 1963. Nick Peoples, Jordan Danks and Bradley Suttle logged two doubles apiece while Jeff Boes, Todd Gilfillan, Brett Lewis, Kyle Russell and Chance Wheeless.
Austin Wood (1-0) earned the victory in his longest career outing. Making his first start of the season, Wood scattered four hits and three walks while striking out five in five scoreless innings. Juston Street and Alex Posey both made their first appearances of the season and they each weaved one shutout inning. Hunter Harris closed out the game with two innings of work, allowing one hit and one walk with two strikeouts.
Suttle paced Texas’ offense going 5-for-6 with two doubles, two runs scored and four RBI. It marked his sixth multi-hit game of the season and extended his hitting streak to seven games. Danks went 3-for-5 with two doubles, three runs scored and one RBI. Peoples went 2-for-4 with two doubles, two runs and three RBI. Russell went 2-for-3 with one double, two runs scored and three RBI.
The Longhorns did most of their damage in the eighth innings with 11 runs on eight hits, including five doubles. Suttle and Russell each had two hits in the rally.
Josh Wymer (0-1) was saddled with the loss for UT Pan American. He pitched three innings, allowing three runs, none earned on three hits and two walks, while striking out one.
Texas returns to action on Feb. 16 with the first of a three-game series against Stanford University at The Dell Diamond with first pitch slated for 2:30 p.m. UT-Pan American will be back in action on Friday with a trio of games with Texas A&M.
UT-Pan American Recap
The University of Texas used timely performances by Travis Tucker on both offense and defense and a strong performance by four pitchers as the Longhorns won a 2-1 decision over Long Beach State University Sunday afternoon at Blair Field.
Tucker knocked in both of Texas’ runs, including plating Chance Wheeless with a groundout in the second inning and driving in Kyle Russell with a chopped single over a leaping LBSU shortstop in the fourth inning.
In the sixth inning, Tucker prevented the Dirtbags from loading the bases, snaring a would-be single from Jason Tweedy to help stall a Long Beach State rally.
Adrian Alaniz (1-0) started for the Longhorns and pitched three scoreless innings, allowing five hits and striking out three to earn the win. James Russell followed with three scoreless innings, yielding just two hits and one walk while striking out three. Joseph Krebs allowed the only LBSU run on one hit, one walk and two strikeouts in two innings. Randy Boone earned his first save of the season with one scoreless inning on one hit and one strikeout.
Omar Arif (1-1) was saddled with the loss for Long Beach State. He allowed two runs on nine hits, two walks and five strikeouts in 5.2 innings.
Long Beach State scored its lone run in the seventh inning as Steve Tinoco hit a solo, pinch-hit home run to lead off the frame.
In addition to Tucker’s performance, Preston Clark, Bradley Suttle and Kyle Russell each had two hits for Texas.
Texas returns to action on Tuesday with the Longhorns facing UT Pan American in a 2:30 p.m. contest at The Dell Diamond in Round Rock.
Thanks to Donald Boyles for the recap. He will be joining the staff soon covering the Texas Longhorns and other baseball in the state of Texas.
Daily Texan Recap
The Texas Longhorns knocked off UT-Arlington by a score of 9-4 to pick up their second victory on the young season. The Longhorns used a running attack on Tuesday by stealing nine bases including two each by Nick Peoples, Jordan Danks, and Bradley Suttle. Kyle Russell led the offensive attack by going 3-3 with a double, a homer, two runs scored, and three runs driven in. Hunter Harris started for the Longhorns and lasted 4.1 innings while letting up four runs. He was followed by Joseph Krebs who pitched 2.2 perfect innings while striking out four. Randy Boone finished off the game by pitching two shutout innings. Dillion Gee started for the Mavericks and gave up three runs in three innings. Chris Taylor followed Gee by lasting only two innings but gave up four runs. The rest of the pitchers had fine performances for the Mavericks. Texas now heads to Long Beach State for a three game set while Arlington hosts La Tech for a three game set.
San Diego took Game three of their series with the Texas Longhorns by a score of 4-1. Jordan Abruzzo and Shane Buschini both hit two run homers to lead the Toreros offense to the victory. Matt Couch got his first win on the young season by pitching 6.0 innings of one run baseball. Ricardo Pecina pitched two innings of hitless relief before handing the ball over to AJ Griffin who pitched a perfect ninth to pick up his second career save. James Russell picked up the loss for the Longhorns by going 7.0 innings and allowing Jordan Abruzzo’s two run homer. San Diego is back in action on Friday with a three game set with USC. Texas heads out to the west coast to take on Long Beach State next weekend but has a mid-week game against Texas-Arlington.
San Diego Recap
Nick Peoples led the Longhorns to a 13-8 victory over the Toreros. Peoples went 2-4 with five RBI’s. Preston Clark also gave the Longhorns a 3-5 performance with an RBI and two runs scored. Mike Metzger went 3-5 in the losing effort for the Toreros. Longhorns relief pitcher Adrian Alaniz picked up the victory for the Longhorns and Josh Romanski picked up the loss. The teams face off in the rubber game on Sunday.
Brian Matusz delivered a clutch performance as he led his Toreros to a dramatic 6-5 victory over the Texas Longhorns. He pitched 5.2 innings only allowing 1 run and striking out eight batters. Matt Couch got the last two outs in the ninth to record his first save of the season. Justin Snyder led the offensive charge with a 3-5 performance including a home run. Texas starter Randy Boone only lasted 4.1 innings and gave up 5 runs (3 earned) and surrendered eight hits. Travis Tucker went 3-4 for the Longhorns in the losing effort. Both teams will face off again on Saturday.
San Diego Recap
Dallas News checks in with Skip Johnson
Senior Longhorn Carson Kainer is recovering from a kidney transplant from his father. He had the surgery a few weeks ago and is expected to recover to play in his senior season this spring. Kainer was a 14 round pick of the Cincinnati Reds this past draft and was planning on signing but started to have complications with his kidney which had to be taken care of with the transplant. Kainer has suffered from chronic renal failure since the age of 2. This transplant did not come as a surprise as Kainer’s family knew that this day would come sooner then later. The College Baseball Blog staff hopes that Carson and Ron Kainer a quick recovery and hope to see them soon on a baseball field. Full story available here.
The University of Texas has posted an article interviewing a few of their players on their summer experiences. The players who were interviewed were Randy Boone (Coppell Copperheads), Preston Clark (Team USA), Bradley Suttle (Wareham Gatemen), and Drew Bishop (Santa Barbara Foresters). The article is available here.
Kevin Boggan and Terry Doyle (both of Boston College) came through in the clutch to win games 2 and 3 for the Yarmouth Dennis Red Sox which clinched the CCBL championship for the second time in the last three seasons. Boggan pitched 7.1 innings giving up only one earned run including striking out six batters. By winning this game, He forced a deciding third game on Sunday which was started by his YD and Boston College teammate Terry Doyle who was masterful on Sunday. He pitched six innings of two-hit baseball and only gave up a homerun to Bradley Suttle (Texas).
Cape Cod Baseball Release
Cape Cod Times Article
Cape Cod Times Article about the Team Chemistry of YD
The Standard Times gives us an Article about Wareham
This should bode well for the Boston College pitching staff next season. They return the Co-Pitcher in the Cape Cod League in Terry Doyle, a former Draft pick in Adam Crabtree (15th round in 2004 for the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim), Dan Houston who pitched extremely well in the NECBL with a 1.90 ERA, and Kevin Boggan will be back in a closer or even a starter role for the Eagles under new head coach Mikio Aoki.