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Texas lands commitment from JUCO P Dawson Merryman

David Pierce and his staff found another potential impact player from the junior college ranks.

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On Tuesday, Texas Longhorns head coach David Pierce sent out his trademark #40AcresFamily tweet to announce the commitment of Midland College right-handed pitcher Dawson Merryman:

Merryman was a freshman last season for the Chaps and earned recognition as the conference’s Most Valuable pitcher. A 6’1, 230-pounder, Merryman started 14 games for Midland College last season, finishing with an 8-6 record and 3.02 ERA with 97 strikeouts in 80.1 innings. In eight games, he was able to go the distance and only allowed 68 hits and 27 earned runs.

With the Longhorns struggling to finish games late in the 2019 season, Merryman could be a key piece at the back end of the bullpen as Pierce and his staff search for the reliable stopper the program didn’t have in Pierce’s worst season as a head coach.