Texas RHP Bryce Elder (UT photo)


Texas’ Elder Matches Hype Against LSU


AUSTIN, Texas — Bryce Elder didn’t have any trouble meeting the hype Friday night.

For the last few weeks, there’d been plenty of buzz about the Longhorns sophomore righthander. He was injured when we saw the ‘Horns in the fall but came back with a vengeance in January and turned plenty of heads, including David Pierce’s with his consistent and dominating performances.

He emulated those performances the first two weekends of the season against Louisiana and Purdue. Against the Cajuns, he struck out nine, didn’t allow a walk and allowed just one run and four hits in eight innings. Last[…]