After evaluating his team’s strengths and weaknesses, Texas head coach David Pierce implemented some fielding changes Tuesday night in the Longhorns’ starting lineup. Bryce Reagan occupied second base while Turner Gauntt crouched behind Lamar hitters as the catcher. The changes proved to be successful, as the Longhorns beat Lamar 7-2 on Tuesday night.
While rain showers confined Texas to the visitor’s locker room on Sunday in Waco, center fielder Duke Ellis described a vibrant scene where players took part in games together. “We had a little game going, guys laughing. We connected as a team,” Ellis said.
Tuesday night was one of the warmest games of the season for the Longhorns, with temperatures hovering right around 90º at first pitch. Perhaps the only thing hotter was the Texas bullpen, which was an instrumental piece in the Longhorns’ 3-1 victory over the Rice Owls.
Now more than halfway through its season, Texas baseball has battled rainy weather throughout, from Stanford, California, to Sunday’s downpour in Waco, Texas. Battling physical conditions has become commonplace at times for the Longhorns.