Three days after securing a Large 12 common season title, the Longhorns introduced residence a set of eight awards, headlined by junior Lucas Gordon’s Pitcher of the Yr honor.
Gordon’s marketing campaign featured a formidable 2.48 ERA over 83.1 innings pitched, each high two within the Large 12. Amongst beginning pitchers with over 70 innings pitched (10 complete), Gordon gave up the least quantity of earned runs (23) and struck out the fourth most batters (85) whereas giving up simply eight residence runs all 12 months.
Becoming a member of Gordon on the primary crew was junior catcher Garret Guillemette, outfielder Porter Brown, outfielder Dylan Campbell and redshirt sophomore pitcher Lebarron Johnson Jr. Junior third baseman Peyton Powell additionally hauled in an All Large 12 second crew honor. The trio of batters mixed for 39 residence runs with 156 RBIs and a median OPS (on base and slugging) of 1.031 of their 56 video games of motion. Johnson Jr. was third within the Large 12 in ERA and held opponents to a .213 batting common. The fireballer additionally gave up the least quantity of hits amongst certified starters within the convention.
Freshman first baseman Jared Thomas additionally obtained an award, being positioned on the Large 12’s all-freshman crew, the primary honoree since present Longhorn Mitchell Daly two years in the past. Thomas was considered one of 5 batters chosen for the crew, ending third in OPS by a freshman and was one of many Large 12’s most affected person hitters, placing out simply 30 occasions in 182 at-bats.
Although he was not capable of win coach of the 12 months, 5 All Large 12 first-team choices are essentially the most which have ever been obtained on a David Pierce led Texas crew, and eight separate Longhorns receiving awards can also be a private greatest for Pierce.
Texas will look so as to add extra awards to their shelf because the Large 12 event begins on Wednesday, Might 24 towards the Kansas Jayhawks.