On Saturday, the Longhorns kicked off their season festivities by hosting their annual alumni baseball game. While the current roster started off the game on a high note, the alumni made things interesting late and ended up settling the score in a 4-4 tie.
Taking the mound as the starting pitcher for the Longhorns was redshirt junior Zane Morehouse, who went four innings allowing only one earned run. However, despite the fact that this year’s team produced four runs offensively, alumni Duke Ellis had the game’s highlight moment when he blasted a solo shot to right-center field in the top of the fourth inning which started the alumni team’s scoring action. From there, the alumni eventually evened up the game at 4 apiece in the top of the sixth inning, finalizing the game’s offensive output.
Now, Longhorns fans can prepare to watch Texas’s first official game of the baseball season which is scheduled for February 17th against Arkansas in Arlington’s Globe Life Field – home of the Texas Rangers.