After the reports that third baseman Kody Clemens will be undergoing Tommy John Surgery, Texas Longhorns baseball received some good news just hours later. 2019 pitcher and first baseman Chase Lummus committed to David Pierce’s unit Tuesday afternoon.
Blessed to say I've committed to play baseball at the University of Texas. pic.twitter.com/74WmRqXmiu— Chase Lummus (@ChaseMacrae) August 16, 2016
Lummus is a 6-1, 180 pound Godley native who currently plays for the elite Dallas Tigers summer team. The sophomore in high school follows the exact trend of what David Pierce commits have been thus far at Texas -- a large-framed, athletic talent who both pitches and plays the field, and is not widely rated by recruiting websites.
What we do know is that Lummus has an 80 MPH fastball just after turning 16 years old and is a southpaw who has strengths at the plate and on the mound.
This summer, for instance, Lummus had a solid showing at the Five-Tool Showcase as a pitcher — on June 26th, he was named “pitcher of the day” at the event after striking out three and allowing only one run in five innings.
As an infielder, he was named to the District 7-4A first team in 2016, one of only two freshman to receive the honor. His Godley Wildcats went 28-4 on the year.
Lummus is the fourth addition to the 2019 class, and the first pitcher. He joins outfielder Doug Hodo, shortstop Jaden Woodson, and second baseman Brenden Dixon.