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Ex-Jayhawk pitcher to join Texas for 2018 baseball season

Posted April 12th, 2017

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On Tuesday, Texas lowered its ERA to 2.91 in a 9-2 win over Texas State. It also added an arm to its arsenal.

Howard College sophomore pitcher Chris Fearon has announced that he will join the Longhorns.  Fearon has earned a save in four of his six appearances this spring. Eleven batters have struck out against the six-foot-one-inch right-hander, who has pitched seven innings for his Big Spring-based Western Junior College Athletic Conference school.

https://twitter.com/ChrisFearon17/status/851868945044975617

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Fearon was actually once considered a rival of Texas since he spent the 2016 baseball season with Kansas’ Jayhawks. Over five appearances and six innings that year, Fearon allowed 14 hits and nine earned runs. A native of Spring, Fearon led Concordia Lutheran to a TAPPS state title in 2015.

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