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Thursday - October 27, 2005

Alumni News: Kieschnick

Brooks Kieschnick will be inducted into the Longhorn Men's Hall of Honor. He (along with 6 others) will be recognized during the Kansas football game on Nov. 12th.

Posted by Joanna at 7:50 PM | Permalink

Wednesday - October 26, 2005

News Roundup

As predicted, I did not make it out to any of the Fall World Series games. Very sad. So, you're stuck with links from the TexasSports.com page about fall practice and the FWS:

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Tom Holliday was selected as the 2005 National College Pitching Coach of the Year by Collegiate Baseball Magazine. Congrats, coach! Link: TexasSports.com story.

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Also from the TexasSports.com page: Summer catch 2005. 'Been wondering what the Longhorns did over the summer break? Here's your chance to find out.

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Even as the Astros do their best to hand the World Series over to the White Sox in 4 games, Brandon Fahey and Ryan Hubele are playing in the Arizona Fall League. Check it out.

Posted by Joanna at 10:53 PM | Permalink

Tuesday - October 18, 2005

Alumni News: AL Rookie of the Year

Huston Street won the AL Rookie of the Year award. See the Sporting News story for the full list of award winners. Way to go, Huston!

The top three in the voting for AL Rookie of the Year were:

  1. Huston Street, RHP, Athletics (86 votes)
  2. Jonny Gomes, RF, Devil Rays (33 votes)
  3. Dan Johnson, 1B, Athletics (21 votes)

(221 AL players voted.)

Posted by Joanna at 9:36 PM | Permalink

Monday - October 17, 2005

Fall Roster

Since the texassports.com site will likely purge the Fall roster they've got online as soon as Spring practice starts, I thought I'd post it here for posterity:

No. Name HT/WT Class Pos. Hometown (School)
1 Nick Peoples 5-11/186 Jr.-2L INF/OF Round Rock, TX (Round Rock)
2 Brett Lewis 5-10/185 Jr.-TR C/INF Rockwall, TX (Rockwall/UT-Arlington)
3 Adrian Alaniz 6-2/202 So.-1L RHP Sinton, TX (Sinton)
4 Todd Gilfillan 6-2/193 So.-1L C Austin, TX (Westwood)
5 Jordon Street 5-10/167 So.-1L LHP Austin, TX (Westlake)
6 Steve Clevenger 6-0/185 So.-TR SS Glen Burnie, MD (Mount St. Joseph/SE Louisiana)
7 Preston Clark 5-11/199 Fr.-RS C/3B Rockwall, TX (Rockwall)
8 Chais Fuller 5-11/185 Jr.-TR SS/2B Fairfield, CA (Fairfield/Sacramento City College)
9 Clay Van Hook 5-9/160 Jr.-1L INF Brenham, TX (Brenham/Navarro College)
10 Bradley Suttle 6-2/200 Fr.-HS INF Boerne, TX (Boerne)
11 Hunter Harris 5-10/180 Sr.-1L OF Tulsa, OK (Metro Christian Academy/Connors State College)
13 Drew Stubbs 6-4/199 Jr.-2L OF Atlanta, TX (Atlanta)
14 Joey Parigi 6-1/175 Fr.-HS LHP/OF Monterey, CA (Monterey)
15 Jordan Danks 6-5/210 Fr.-HS OF/1B Round Rock, TX (Round Rock)
17 Preston Pehrson 6-2/210 Jr.-TR C/1B Arnold, MD (Broadneck/Jacksonville Univ.)
19 Kyle Russell 6-5/185 Fr.-HS OF/1B Magnolia, TX (Tomball)
20 Hunter Harris 6-1/195 Fr.-HS RHP Big Sandy, TX (Gladewater)
23 Kyle McCulloch 6-3/178 Jr.-2L RHP Houston, TX (Bellaire)
24 Bryan Herrera 5-9/182 Sr.-1L LHP/OF Austin, TX (Dripping Springs/Galveston College)
25 Drew Bishop 6-0/182 Fr.-RS RHP Rockwall, TX (Rockwall)
26 Kyle Walker 6-1/190 Fr.-HS LHP/OF The Woodlands, TX (The Woodlands)
27 Juston Street 6-2/190 Fr.-RS RHP Austin, TX (Westlake)
28 Zach Gallenkamp 6-0/206 Jr.-2L RHP Austin, TX (Westlake)
29 Alex Posey 6-6/220 Fr.-HS LHP Austin, TX (St. Stephen's)
30 Kenn Kasparek 6-10/235 So.-1L RHP Weimar, TX (Weimar)
31 Miles Clauss 6-4/215 Fr.-HS RHP Wilmette, IL (New Trier)
32 Carson Kainer 6-1/202 Jr.-2L OF Tomball, TX (Tomball)
34 Chance Wheeless 6-5/207 Jr.-2L 1B Round Rock, TX (Round Rock)
35 Keith Shinaberry 6-4/195 Fr.-HS LHP Austin, TX (Austin)
36 Randy Boone 6-3/199 Jr.-2L RHP Yoakum, TX (Yoakum)
37 Tyler Newton 5-9/185 So.-HS C Rockwall, TX (Rockwall)
40 Riley Boening 6-3/195 Fr.-HS LHP Yoakum, TX (Yoakum)
44 Austin Wood 6-2/180 Fr.-HS LHP Kingwood, TX (Kingwood)
45 Ismael Gonzalez 5-9/191 So.-HS C San Antonio, TX (Business Careers)
46 Joseph Krebs 6-1/195 Jr.-TR LHP Bridgeport, TX (Bridgeport/Navarro College)
48 Andy Reese 6-0/188 Fr.-RS RHP Austin, TX (Westlake)

Posted by Joanna at 10:28 PM | Permalink

Off-topic: Cat Osterman wins another award

Cat Osterman was named Sportswman of the Year in a team sport by the Women's Sports Foundation. She's the first active collegian to be so honored. Way to go, Cat!

Update (11:00 pm). Here's a link to the Austin American-Statesman's story: Osterman adds to overflowing trophy case by Olin Buchanan.

Posted by Joanna at 10:02 PM | Permalink

Thursday - October 13, 2005

Disch-Falk Renovation

UT held a press conference yesterday to formally announce renovation plans for Disch-Falk Field. The renovations will start as soon as the 2006 season ends and the new field will be known as UFCU Disch-Falk Field. UFCU is kicking in $13.1 million so they get to have their name on the Field. UT has set up a page where you can follow the progress of the project.

I have to admit that I've been dreading this announcement. My main concerns are purely selfish. I don't want to lose my seats. The seats I've had since 1989. The ones looking straight down the 1b line. I'm betting I'll lose 'em, though. Maybe not. I sure hope not. I also don't want to lose the shade. And, all the modern parks seem to be set up with almost no shade over the seats. If you want shade, you have to stand on a parch overlooking the seats. I guess we'll just have to wait and see.

I should point out that the term being bandied about is "renovated." They don't seem to be talking about tearing aything down. So, maybe I'm worrying over naught.


Posted by Joanna at 6:17 PM | Permalink

Tuesday - October 4, 2005

Fall Ball

The schedule for fall practices and the Fall World Series has been posted on the texassports.com site. I don't think I'll be able to get out there much but I'll try.

Posted by Joanna at 10:30 AM | Permalink

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