Duff Tittle | Posted: 24 Feb 2021 | Updated: 11 Mar 2021

BYU in Big 12 country for series with Longhorns

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Mike Littlewood with players


AUSTIN, Texas – After splitting the opening series of the 2021 season 2-2 at Texas State, BYU baseball heads north 32 miles up I-35 to take on the University of Texas in a four game series scheduled for Feb. 24-27. The series includes games on Wednesday (7 pm CT), Thursday (6:30 pm), Friday (6:30 pm) and Saturday (3 pm CT). 

All four games will be broadcast live on the ESPN Longhorn Network as well as the BYU Sports Network on BYU Radio FM 107.7, BYUCougars.com and the BYU Cougars app. 

The Cougars return 26 players from 2020, including six position starters and at least three other players with significant starts in the pandemic-shortened season. Taking the hill for BYU in game one Wednesday is senior right-hander Easton Walker, who pitched three and a third innings of relief in the season opener at Texas State last Saturday. 

The Longhorns are coming off three loss—Mississippi State (ranked No. 7), Arkansas (No. 8) and Ole Miss (No. 6)—at the State Farm College Baseball Showdown at Globe Life Field in Arlington. Texas hasn’t started 0-3 since 2006, a season in which they went on to win the Big 12 Championship. 

The Longhorns hold a 3-0 advantage over the Cougars in the all-time series and are 2-0 at home. The first meeting between the two schools was in 1968 and the most recent in 1981. 
BYU Cougars (2-2, 0-0 WCC)
Head Coach: Mike Littlewood
Alma Mater: BYU
Division I Career Record: 224-171 (.567) 9th season
Record at BYU: Same
Texas (0-3, 0-0 Big 12)
Head Coach: David Pierce
Alma Mater: Houston
Division I Career Record: 319-186 (.632) 10th season
Record at Texas: 122-77 (.613) 5th season

2020 Record: 26/10 
Starters Returning/Lost: 8/0 
Fielders Returning/Lost: 14/5 
Pitchers Returning/Lost: 12/5 
Newcomers/True Freshmen: 10/5 
2019 Record: 36-17 
2019 WCC Record: 19-8 
2019 WCC Finish: 1st 
2020 Record: 14-3 
Returning/Lost: 22/5 
Starters Returning/Lost: 8/2 
Fielders Returning/Lost: 8/1 
Pitchers Returning/Lost: 14/4 
Newcomers/True Freshman: 14/10 
2019 Record: 27-27 
2019 Big 12 Record: 7-16 
2019 Big 12 Finish: 9th 

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