Elder grew into Friday night starter role

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Bryce Elder takes the mound to start the 2019 season for the Texas baseball team (Photo courtesy of Texas Sports).

AUSTIN — Bryce Elder’s growth earned him the honor of starting the Texas Baseball season opener & the role of Friday night starting pitcher to start the season.

Predominantly a reliever a year ago, Elder moved to a starting spot during the summer and fall and continued to impress all the way on into the spring.

The sophomore righty always had the mentality to start, and has shifted his mindset to mirror his new position for 2019.

“I’m truly working inning by inning, pitch by pitch, rather than coming in and I have to have a strikeout now (as a reliever),” Elder said. “I’m trying to get one hitter out at a time and go from there.”

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