Texas opens play in the NCAA Austin Super Regional Friday at 3 p.m. against the University of Houston. The teams will play a best of three series to determine who moves on to the College World Series.
Game Day Information
Dates: June 6-8, 2014
Location: Austin, Texas
Venue: UFCU Disch-Falk Field (7,600)
TV: ESPN2/ESPN | Talent: Dari Nowkhah (PbP), Danny Kanell (Analyst)
Radio: AM-1300 The Zone, TexasSports.com/showcase | Talent: Craig Way (PbP), Bill Little (Analyst), Roger Wallace (Analyst)
Friday, June 6 | 3 p.m. - ESPN2
Saturday, June 7 | 1 p.m. - ESPN
Sunday, June 8 (if necessary) | 1 p.m. - ESPN
· This marks Texas’ ninth appearance in a super regional. The Longhorns have a .714 win percentage (15-6) in super regional games.
· The Longhorns and Cougars have met 124 times in history, with Texas holding a 91-31-2 advantage. They have met 15 previous times in NCAA Championship play (Texas leads, 8-6-1), and once this season, with Texas winning 3-2 on March 1 in the Houston College Classic.
· Texas enters the super regional with a 41-19 record after going 36-16 in the regular season, 2-2 in the Big 12 Tournament and 3-1 in the Houston Regional.
· Texas defeated Texas A&M 4-1 in a winner take all game on June 2 to advance to the super regionals. Chad Hollingsworth threw his first career complete game in his first start of the season while allowing only one unearned run in the win.
· The Texas pitching staff ranks ninth nationally with a 2.36 ERA. Texas is allowing just 7.35 hits/9 innings which ranks 10th in the country, while the Longhorns’ 10 shutouts are eighth-best in the nation.
· Nathan Thornhill has posted a 0.40 ERA in his last four starts, allowing just one run in 22 2/3 innings pitched over that span.
· The Longhorns rank 34th nationally in fielding percentage (.974). Texas has turned 62 double plays which is tied for 10th nationally.
· Over the past 12 games Texas is hitting .302 with eight home run and averaging 5.33 runs a game.
· Designated hitter Madison Carter is hitting .362 on the year, and hit .444 in Big 12 regular season games. In the last 12 games, Carter is 19-of-45 (.422) with 12 runs, six RBI, four doubles and a home run.
· Mark Payton leads the Big 12 in on-base percentage (.460) and walks (53), is third in triples (5) and is hitting .318. Payton has reached base safely in 99 consecutive games dating back to last season, which is the longest streak nationally and a Big 12 record.
· The Longhorns are 20-2 when scoring in the first inning this season, outscoring opponents 33-15.