Five Alumni Game thoughts as Texas baseball prepares for season opener

04 Feb By
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Senior pitcher Nathan Thornhill throwing a pitch. (Photo Jesse Drohen)

Senior Nathan Thornhill started slow but threw four scoreless innings in the Alumni Baseball game. (Photo: Jesse Drohen)

Despite Texas missing out on the NCAA Tournament for the second straight year in 2013 and finishing last in the Big 12 standings last season, Augie Garrido’s 2014 bunch has shown promise. The Longhorns have since signed the nation’s second-best recruiting class, according to Baseball America, and checked in at No. 20 in the Collegiate Baseball preseason poll.

This week, they came in at No. 4 in the Big 12 preseason poll, receiving one out of 10 first-place votes. Here are five thoughts from last weekend’s Alumni Game as Texas prepares for its season opener against Cal next Friday.

1) Andy McGuire leading candidate to be impact freshman

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