For the first time this spring, Texas is ready to play ball outside of the Lone Star State.
Texas’ baseball team will open a four-game series at Stanford on Thursday night. Stanford (6-2) is currently ranked 19th in D1Baseball’s national poll. Texas (6-3) is listed 21st in the same poll, and the Longhorns are coming off a 9-5 win over Lamar.
On Thursday, the Longhorns, who have played all of their games either at UFCU Disch-Falk Field or Sam Houston State, announced the probable starting pitchers for the California clashes:
- Thursday: Texas RHP Nolan Kingham (1-1, 0.00 ERA) vs. Stanford LHP Kris Bubic (1-1, 2.13)
- Friday: Texas RHP Morgan Cooper (1-0, 2.08) vs. Stanford LHP Andrew Summerville (1-0, 0.00)
- Saturday: Texas RHP Kyle Johnston (1-1, 2.08) vs. Stanford LHP Erik Miller (1-0, 2.53)
- Sunday: Texas RHP Blair Henley (1-0, 3.68) vs. Stanford LHP Chris Castellanos (1-0, 3.38)
In each of its last two games, Texas has pulled its starting pitcher before the end of the fourth inning. Solid performances out of the bullpen from junior Jake McKenzie and sophomore Nick Kennedy, however, helped the Longhorns pick up victories after those abbreviated starts.
Texas trails 36-33-1 in its all-time series with Stanford. All four of this week’s games will be broadcast by The Horn (104.9 FM/1260 AM) and televised by GoStanford.com.
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