Sophomore switch Mac Morgan has proven her significance out and in of the pitching circle to date in Texas softball.
“What impressed us about Mac, earlier than we even actually noticed her throw, was simply her character,” head coach Mike White stated. “It was like, ‘Let’s give me the ball.’ I give her that Bulldog mentality.”
Morgan is a switch pitcher from Arizona State that Texas was capable of scoop up, together with sophomore utility participant Baylea Brandon, a switch from LSU.
Morgan opened her Texas debut within the very first sport of the preseason in the course of the Clearwater Invitational in Florida. Morgan pitched the primary 5 innings, permitting just one run compared to Texas’ 11.
With over 10 Texas wins underneath the pitcher’s belt, White stated that Mac’s success whereas pitching is due to her consistency.
“I feel she’s very constant, and that’s one of many belongings you need as a coach — to have the ability to know what you’re placing on the market day in and time out,” White stated.
Switch pitchers have been an important half to Texas’ success since White’s tenure started.
Earlier than this season, about 50% of the coach’s profitable video games had been gained by pitchers who transferred to Texas. Former Fresno State pitcher Hailey Dolcini and former NC State pitcher Estelle Czech had been key elements to Texas’ Girls’s School World Collection run final summer time.
Morgan reaffirmed that having already accomplished a season in Tempe made her transition to Austin simpler.
“Though it’s my first 12 months right here, I’ve nonetheless been in conditions like my first school softball sport, first introducing myself to the women and stuff,” Morgan stated. “So I feel that helped me are available in right here, realizing what I’m stepping into and what the women are going to be like.”
In her lone season as a Solar Satan, she acquired Third Group All-Pac-12 Convention honors and made the convention All-Freshman Group. She posted an 18–3 report with two shutouts, 75 strikeouts and an ERA of two.82.
Now at Texas, Morgan has already realized rather a lot underneath the steering of White.
“He talks rather a lot about making every pitch your masterpiece, and I’ve actually taken that upon myself to actually dig into that and ensure each pitch that I pitch on the mound is a masterpiece of its personal factor,” Morgan stated.
In addition to Coach White, Morgan credit her latest success to how properly she’s meshed with the remainder of the Texas roster.
“I feel the dynamic has been nice,” Morgan stated. “Like we get alongside off the sector and on the sector. It’s simply nice to have everybody that’s in the identical mindset attending to the place we need to be ultimately.”