Greenville Super Regional Live Updates: Texas vs. East Carolina

Greenville Super Regional Live Updates: Texas vs. East Carolina
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Homers from Campbell and Hodo on Saturday made them the sixth and seventh Longhorns to hit double-digit home runs this season. The offensive push on the Forty Acres, Pierce said, comes down to “just passing the bat, getting pitches, not trying to do too much and using their strength and conditioning, using their work in the cages and just making trust”.

Texas unquestionably has pop throughout the lineup, but every significant hit on the portion of Saturday’s game going to right field for right-handed hitters is a testament to the quality of the team’s approach to plate and adjustments. provided throughout the series.

“We just see it where it’s thrown,” Campbell said. “Some of their guys on their team like to walk away, so we’re just taking it where it was thrown.”


Texas: 1. Douglas Hodo III, Soph., CF (.316/.409/.533); 2. Eric Kennedy, Jr., LF (.308/.395/.491); 3. Ivan Melendez, Jr., 1B (.398/.518/.866); 4. Murphy Stehly, Sr., 2B (.376/.431/.680); 5. Austin Todd, Sr., DH (.337/.419/.497); 6. Skyler Messinger (.367/.419/.574); 7. Silas Ardoin, Soph., C (.276/.399/.518); 8. Dylan Campbell, Soph., RF (.271/.369/.512); 9. Trey Faltine, Soph., SS (.283/.396/.552)

– Pierce keeps the same composition for the second straight game. Stehly at second base and Campbell in right field mean Mitchell Daly (.238/.349/.369) will come off the bench, most likely defensively at second base if the Longhorns take a late-inning lead.

East Carolina: 1. Zach Agnos, Soph., SS (.326/.398/.477); 2. Lane Hoover, Jr., LF (.343/.426/.418); 3. Bryson Worrell, Sr., CF (.338/.403/.638); 4. Jacob Jenkins-Cowart, Fr., RF (.330/.369/.552); 5. Ben Newton, Sr., C (.283/.387/.362); 6. Josh Moylan, Soph., 1B (.219/.355/.417); 7. Jacob Starling, Soph., 2B (.248/.386/.411); 8. Alec Makarewicz, Soph., 3B (.273/.350/.469); 9. Joey Berini, Sophie, DH (.245/.321/.265)

– Godwin’s only roster change is Berini in the designated hitting spot for Justin Wilcoxen (.276/.327/.398). A change could be made if Godwin gets a game with left-hander Wilcoxen against Texas freshman Luke Harrison (0-0, 3.24 ERA with two saves), the Longhorns’ only left-handed reliever (and only left-handed pitcher other than No. 2 starter Lucas Gordon on the playoff roster).


Texas: Tristan Stevens, Sr., RHP (6-6, 5.16 ERA, 75 innings, 83 hits and 20 walks allowed with 65 strikeouts)

– Pierce has said time and time again that there is no one he trusts more in a big spot than Stevens, who is making his 25th appearance of the season and his 12th start. The fifth-year senior hasn’t started a game since an April 30 loss to Oklahoma State where he went 5.2 innings, allowing six earned runs on six hits with two walks, two hits and one disallowed while removing eight. Stevens officially threw 0.1 innings in two of Greenville’s first two games, allowing four runs on three hits with two walks, one wild pitch and one strikeout.

East Carolina: Danny Beal, Soph., RHP (5-1, 4.03 ERA, 38 innings, 31 hits and 20 walks allowed with 40 strikeouts)

– Beal pitched in Saturday’s game, recording two outs on eight pitches. Sunday’s outing marks his 30th appearance of the season, but it is only his second start.


— At 3:31 p.m. local time, it is announced that there is lightning in the area. Texas and East Carolina are both sent to their respective locker rooms and the stadium has been emptied of spectators. That goes for “The Jungle” beyond the outer walls of Clark-LeClair Stadium, which was emptied by security and law enforcement.

– There is no word in the press box on when the delay will end, but officials are arranging a meeting on the ground with Pierce and Godwin which ends at 4:06 p.m. local time, which is the time of initial start of the game.

— At 4:23 p.m. local time, fans are welcomed back into the stadium and the teams are allowed to return to the pitch for a warm-up. The game is on with a first pitch scheduled for 5:05 p.m.


— Hodo retires his bat on a bunt attempt for a first pitch by Beal at 5:06 p.m. local time. On Beal’s third pitch of the game, Hodo hits one in the middle, beating the shift with Starling unable to recover in time to retire Hodo at first base. It’s a field single for Hodo and Texas has the first man on base for Kennedy.

– Hodo steals second base to get in position to score, but it will be up to someone else to drive him as Kennedy reaches base on a step. Kennedy’s free pass ends an eight at-bat, putting two no-outs for Melendez.

– There’s a new Division I single-season record holder for home runs in the BBCOR era. It was Kris Bryant with 31 in 2013, but Melendez’s 32nd home run of the season is a laser off the left field wall and into The Jungle for a three-hit bomb. The Longhorns quickly take the lead with the Collegiate Baseball Newspaper National Player of the Year doing the damage.

Texas 3, East Carolina 0

–Beal hits Stehly, which is the fourth straight Longhorn he’s put on base with Todd, the No. 5 hitter, coming home. It’s the end of the day for Beal, who fails to save on 17 pitches. Righty Trey Yesavage (1-0, 3.60 ERA with two saves) is the first hand from the ECU bullpen to be called to the mound.

– Todd’s sacrificial bunt moves Stehly into scoring position. Messinger comes 0-2 down in the count, slapping a left single on the outstretched glove of Makarewicz at third base. Stehly finishes third and Pierce sends him home with no play at home plate to open a four-run lead for the Longhorns.

Texas 4, East Carolina 0


— At 5:25 p.m. local time, the game is paused and enters a weather delay. The field crew unrolls the tarp and places it on the infield as the fans exit the stadium. When the game resumes, Ardoin will be in the box with a 1-0 score and one out with Messinger at first base and the Longhorns looking to add to a four-point lead.

— After a meeting on the pitch with the tournament officials, Godwin and Pierce, the pitch team removes the tarp from the pitch at 6:22 p.m. local time. It is not yet known when play will resume.

— At 6:26 p.m. local time, the tarp is put back in place and an announcement is made that the game remains delayed. However, fans are allowed to return to their seats inside the stadium.

— It is announced by the public announcer at 6:50 p.m. that the tournament officials are anticipating that another storm system will pass through Greenville around 8:30 p.m. An update on the resumption of play will be provided later.

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