On Friday afternoon, Texas Longhorns head baseball coach David Pierce once again sent up the signal for another commitment, as 2020 Longview Spring Hill left-handed pitcher Noah Cain pledged to the Horns:
I am honored to announce that I will be furthering my academic and baseball career at The University of Texas at Austin. Thank you to my family and all of the coaches that have helped me get here. #Hookem pic.twitter.com/vR3M0joysk— Caden Noah (@caden_noah) August 24, 2018
Finding quality left-handed pitchers isn’t an easy task, so Noah is an important addition to the 2020 recruiting class. At 5’9 and 180 pounds, he doesn’t have the size and leverage that makes for an ideal prospect, but his fastball is topping out at 86 miles per hour right now from a three-quarter slot and the staff clearly likes his upside and ability to spin the baseball.
It’s worth adding that Noah was able to locate and miss bats as a freshman with 70 strikeouts in 65.1 innings. The stats on Maxpreps for his sophomore season seem incomplete, but are recorded as 35 strikeouts in 21.2 innings with a 0.65 ERA, so there is also evidence of significant improvement in that category.