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.
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Wednesday - October 26, 2005
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:
- Oct. 10, 2005: Baseball begins fall practice; Fall World Series set for Oct. 20-21 and 23
- Oct. 20, 2005: White Team rallies for 4-3 win over the Orange in Fall World Series opener
- Oct. 21, 2005: Orange Team evens Fall World Series with 1-0 victory over White Team
- Oct. 23, 2005: Orange Team rallies, 6-5, to clinch Fall World Series
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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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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:
- Huston Street, RHP, Athletics (86 votes)
- Jonny Gomes, RF, Devil Rays (33 votes)
- Dan Johnson, 1B, Athletics (21 votes)
(221 AL players voted.)
Posted by Joanna at 9:36 PM | Permalink
Monday - October 17, 2005
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:
|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
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.
- Baseball Facilities Getting Luxury Upgrade by Alex Blair (Daily Texan). The first line of the article reads: "It's about time." Funny how my first reaction is, instead, a bit of dread. Heh.
- UT gets cash, new name for ball field by Ralph K.M. Haurwitz, Cedric Golden (Austin American-Statesman).
- What's in a name? About $13.1 million commentary by Kirk Bohls (Austin American-Statesman).
Posted by Joanna at 6:17 PM | Permalink
Tuesday - October 4, 2005
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