A couple weeks ago Abram offered up his apologies for bringing on bad luck to the Longhorns baseball team this season. Sadly, another Abram weekend brought no change in the Horns' fortunes as Texas suffered its worst weekend since getting demolished in Palo Alto two months ago. What's strange is that while the Horns gained their first lead of the series when Jonathan Walsh scored in the bottom of the 9th to give Texas a win on Sunday, had Walsh singled in the 9th on Friday with the go ahead run on second we may be talking about a Texas series win rather than a near sweep. The point is, this may not be Augie Garrido's best team, but it's an extremely resilient bunch. The Longhorns may not make it to Omaha in 2012, but we think it's going to be a tough out in whatever region the Horns land.
The Horns have nine games left in this trying season. The offense is struggling but could potentially ignite at any time. The rotation is settling with two quality starters in Nathan Thornhill and Parker French, and it's clear to see that the pitching staff in 2013 may be as strong as it was from 2009 to 2011. Tonight it's Prairie View A&M at UFCUDFF. PVAMU is 22-20, but 10 of their games have come against non-D1 opponents. Their latest series win came against Arkansas Pine-Bluff whose 8-34 record makes them one of D1's worst baseball teams.
With Dillon Peters taking over the Sunday role it'll be Ricky Jacquez on the hill for Texas tonight. Jacquez was suspended for a violation of team rules prior to the final game against Sunday and will be making his first appearance since pitching against Oklahoma State.
Join us here tonight for your open thread. Game starts at 6 PM and is "available" on the Longhorn Network.
PROBABLE PITCHING MATCHUPS
Tuesday, May 1, 2012 - 6 p.m. Central
Texas: RHP Ricky Jacquez (2-1, 5.92 ERA)