Kyle Russell hit his NCAA-leading 18th home run, Bradley Suttle homered (his 9th) and tripled, and the Longhorns wore out UT-San Antonio last night 14-9 at the Disch. Texas plated the fourteen runs on fifteen hits, six of which went for extra bases. Kyle Walker, Hunter Harris, and Austin Wood were roughed up on the mound for Texas, but Joseph Krebs and Drew Bishop pitched three scoreless innings to preserve the win.
With the victory, Texas improves to 26-9 on the season. They'll head to Lawrence, Kansas on Thursday for a three game set with the Jayhawks.
Remember when I said that this Arkansas coaching situation was going to get crazy? Like the Alabama football search? Now it has. Less than 24 hours after accepting the gig at Arkansas, Creighton head coach Dana Altman backed out of the deal and opted to return to Omaha. So, Arkansas dropped the big one. (They dropped two big ones.)
I think this hire is going to be more difficult than Arkansas Athletic Director Frank Broyles realized. Many people thought firing Stan Heath this season was borderline at best, and I won't be surprised if the Razorbacks struggle to find someone who's willing to head to Fayetteville right now. The mess with the football program cast the athletic department in disfavorable light, and the firing of Heath as Broyles gets ready to retire is arguably sketchy. As this process drags on, count on this: Arkansas is going to have to spend a lot of money to lure someone to Fayetteville.