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josephcook

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Who is Texas facing in the Austin Super Regional? Well...

Head Coach: Billy Mohl (Tulane ’07)
Record: 31-28, 14-14 American
Batting average: .264
Home runs: 55
On-base percentage: .357
Slugging: .401
Runs: 315
ERA: 4.04
WHIP: 1.32
Fielding percentage: .968

PITCHING

USF used a combination of Dylan Burns, Collin Sullivan, and Jack Jasiak on the weekends this weekend during the American’s conference schedule, which put double-headers on back-to-back days. The order switched several times throughout the season, but Burns started game one of the Gainesville regional versus Florida with Sullivan following against the Miami Hurricanes. Burns entered in relief against the Gators and has several relief appearances this season, so he could be a bullpen arm for the Bulls should they need him against the Horns.

#15 Collin Sullivan: 3-3, 3.69 ERA, 1.28 WHIP, 78.0 IP, 86 H, 14 BB, 88 K, .271 opp. BA
#49 Jack Jasiak: 6-7, 2.89 ERA, 1.01 WHIP, 93.1 IP, 73 H, 21 BB, 89 K, .210 opp. BA
#12 Dylan Burns: 5-5, 4.08 ERA, 1.37 WHIP, 75.0 IP, 69 H, 34 BB, 82 K, .249 opp. BA

Two Bulls lead the way out of the bullpen, at least in terms of appearances; Orion Kerkering and Logan Lyle.

#34 Orion Kerkering: 5-3, 5 SV, 2.28 ERA, 1.44 WHIP, 47.1 IP, 38 H, 30 BB, 60 K, .210 opp. BA
#22 Logan Lyle: 5-1, 4 SV, 2.01 ERA, 0.99 WHIP, 44.2 IP, 30 H, 14 BB, 45 K, .186 opp. BA

HITTING

Overall, only two bats in the Bulls' lineup look to be a threat versus the Longhorn staff in third baseman Carmine Lane and first baseman Riley Hogan.

#9 Carmine Lane: .315/.368/.510 (AVG/OBP/SLG), 43 RBI, 11 HR, 44 R, 19 BB
#32 Riley Hogan: .296/.392/.513, 40 RBI, 12 HR, 40 R, 29 BB

They also have a stolen base threat in #6 Matt Ruiz, who is 8-of-12 on the year. His OBP is .385. Ruiz, Lane, and Hogan are the only USF players with batting averages above .260 and on-base percentages above .380.

The path to the Super Regionals

USF was not a tournament team ahead of their run in Clearwater, Fla. as the May 24 edition of D1Baseball.com’s field of 64 projection did not include the Bulls. Beginning the next day, USF won 4-of-5 to take home the AAC Tournament title and steal a bid out of the mid-major ranks.

They entered the Gainesville regional as the four-seed where they shocked No. 15 Florida with a 5-3 win in the opening game. Hogan and Lane both homered, and a four-pitcher effort limited the Gators to three runs.

The Bulls then shellacked Miami thanks to a five-run fourth inning. Advancing through the winner’s bracket, South Florida faced South Alabama in a Sunday game whose conclusion was pushed to Monday. The Jaguars took game one 4-0 to force a deciding game, but USF took the regional with a 6-4 win. It is the school’s first ever appearance in the Super Regionals in 14 NCAA tournament appearances.

USF is the only four-seed in the round of 16.
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On 6/9/2021 at 8:04 AM, Steamboat1874 said:

Fred Akers was going to do that shit when he replaced Coach Royal too.

That got shot down real quick.

Should not be apart of any of our teams period.

I still remember, as a kid, all the grumbling the alums made in the stands and in the much-smaller Ex-Student's Association on game days of how they wanted Mike Campbell to be coach and not Akers.

They were many of the same people who painted "FIRE FRED" in white shoe-polish on the backs of their orange "Texas" jackets.

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9 minutes ago, BachelorTrek said:
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Glenn Guilbeau, The Daily Advertiser: Texas. The Longhorns return to Omaha for the first time since 2018.

The 2019 club was so shitty it makes us sound like we have been failing for years. 

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Aria Gerson, The Tennessean: Texas. The nation's best pitching staff by ERA and the winningest program in college baseball history earns its first championship since 2005.

I like the way you think Aria. Everybody else picked Pig.

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Just now, BachelorTrek said:

It's not a bad idea to bring the "Stormbreaker" hammer down (if he does pitch that way) in the 2nd game, win or lose Game 1.

Stevens isn't losing

The WHIP of our starting three is just awesome.

Hansen: 0.97

Stevens: 1.02

Madden: 1.05

Those are closer type numbers for all of our three starters.

If anybody is going to beat us it is because they shut us down, and nobody on USF's staff has that kind of juice.

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Yep, repeat of analysis.  Their pitching staff, despite facing inferior hitting in their conference, is actually half-way decent.  It's got some depth, it's got guys who can pitch to pop-ups and strikeouts (our weak points), and guys that transferred down from bigger programs and/or were drafted outta high school.  Nothing like the rest of the Big XII, but this will be the best staff we've faced in the post-season (ASU had too many injuries and Fairlfield was as deep as a Marvel script).  They may get lucky and keep us in check for half a game and cause some trouble on our way to Omaha.  But yeah, their lineup is average by their own conference standards.  They've never seen anything like our staff and our stadium.  If they hit .210+ against us for the weekend, I'll be shocked.  

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3 hours ago, NeverMarryAStripper said:

I think they should start using oven mitt stickers

Yes put 36 or whatever oven mitt stickers on Antico's helmet before Saturday nights game so all the fuckboys can lose their minds.

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10 minutes ago, TornACL said:

Yes put 36 or whatever oven mitt stickers on Antico's helmet before Saturday nights game so all the fuckboys can lose their minds.

"'fuckboi,' you stupid yt"

- Carl... probably

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2 hours ago, Valmy77 said:

Stevens isn't losing

The WHIP of our starting three is just awesome.

Hansen: 0.97

Stevens: 1.02

Madden: 1.05

Those are closer type numbers for all of our three starters.

If anybody is going to beat us it is because they shut us down, and nobody on USF's staff has that kind of juice.

People are bullish (heh) on Jasiak, but yeah it ain't happening.

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And yeah. Guarantee Antico opens it up with a walk, pitcher shits pants, we kick the shit out of him. He’ll never return to Austin again after the horrible memory we’re going to leave him 

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On 6/9/2021 at 8:55 AM, hookemATL said:

We need to get rid of these pussy ass baseball gloves too. Mordecai Three Finger Brown threw 16 complete games in 19-dickety-6 and he didn’t have one beyond a worn out old bull scrotum he fashioned into a glove. 
 

the pussification of baseball continues unabated. 

LMFAO. Read that shit in Grandpa Simpson's voice ...

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If teams were smart, they'd make those baserunning mitts 6 inches longer and make them white to confuse instant replay reviews.  Why are they done in black?  Do the players think they look badass or something?  

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11 hours ago, NeverMarryAStripper said:

I think they should start using oven mitt stickers

I think they should start sticking oven mitts on the helmets.

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10 hours ago, Lobo said:

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Yep, repeat of analysis.  Their pitching staff, despite facing inferior hitting in their conference, is actually half-way decent. 

Yeah, and Fairfield was  supposed to scare us because of their pitching.

But they didn’t play dick for competition, and racked up their numbers against nobodys.

USF went basically .500 against a relatively weak schedule.

Their pitching can’t be anywhere good enough for this Texas team. 

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16 hours ago, BachelorTrek said:

FWIW - I didn't see a topic in "Gamboooool" (or Gambling) for college baseball, but there's actually some baseball super regional analysis/predictions here. Lulz.
 

 

Most people that gamble are not very smart but betting on a baseball game might be the dumbest thing ever.

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On 6/9/2021 at 10:42 AM, Pimphand said:

Helmet sticker talk not going away.

I'm just ready to murder some steaks at The Drover. Let's do this shit!

That would be the rebuilt Drover.  They had a fire a couple of years ago.  We'll hit it up while we're in Omaha.

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56 minutes ago, Steamboat1874 said:

Most people that gamble are not very smart but betting on a baseball game might be the dumbest thing ever.

 

50 minutes ago, NeverMarryAStripper said:

Especially college baseball.  

 

There is a reason the phrase "degenerate gambler" is a thing.

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1 hour ago, Cajun said:

And capes with black helmets for the football team!!!

It’s a horrible idea, but Kody earned a cape back in 2018. He was our silent guardian. Our watchful protector 

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1 minute ago, Fletch said:

It’s a horrible idea, but Kody earned a cape back in 2018. He was our silent guardian. Our watchful protector 

Besides being the Joneses, we are The Boys of college baseball.  Wreck shit, ZFG.

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3 hours ago, Steamboat1874 said:

Most people that gamble are not very smart but betting on a baseball game might be the dumbest thing ever.

Well unless you are Arnold Rothstein.

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3 hours ago, VonZipper said:

That would be the rebuilt Drover.  They had a fire a couple of years ago.  We'll hit it up while we're in Omaha.

Damn just read about that.  Talk about some impeccably bad timing catching fire in late 2018 and then Covid rolling through.  Glad they were able to persevere.

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On 6/9/2021 at 10:42 AM, Pimphand said:

Helmet sticker talk not going away.

I'm just ready to murder some steaks at The Drover. Let's do this shit!

I love the Drover. Their whiskey steak is fantastic. I also like Cascio’s and recommend it, although their menu has been pared down because of covid. 
 

Cascio’s is a traditional Omaha Italian steakhouse, the owner’s son (he could be the owner now) would be a great surly poster. He likes the Longhorns, has some Horns team pics on the restaurant wall from when our teams have eaten there, and he’s a degenerate college football gambler. 

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