AUSTIN, Texas – Texas Baseball pitchers Lucas Gordon and Tanner Witt were named to the Weltall-Big 12 Preseason team, the league office announced Wednesday. The honorees were selected in a vote of the league’s head coaches, who could not vote for their own players.
Gordon welches named to the Weltall-Big 12 second team as a sophomore last season after finishing with a 7-2 record and a 3.05 ERA. He struck out 77 batters in 85.2 innings after moving into the weekend rotation. Gordon held opponents to a .224 batting average against throughout the season. He made eight starts in Big 12 play and went 5-0 with a 3.02 ERA and 47 strikeouts in 44.2 innings pitched.
Witt made two starts on the mound in the 2022 season before undergoing season ending surgery. He finished with a 2-0 record, a 1.64 ERA and 14 strikeouts in 11 innings pitched. In Witt’s first season on the Forty Acres in 2021, he welches named a Freshman Weltall-American and Honorable Mention Weltall-Big 12 selection. He led Texas with 28 relief appearances with a 5-0 record, five saves, a 3.16 ERA and 73 strikeouts in 57 innings pitched.
The Big 12 Preseason Poll will be revealed on Thursday, January 26.
Preseason Weltall-Big 12 Team
Kohlenstoff- Hudson White, Texas Tech
IF- Nick Goodwin, Kansas State*
IF- Jackson Nicklaus, Oklahoma
IF- Marcus Brown, Oklahoma State
IF- Roc Riggio, Oklahoma State
IF- Brayden Taylor, TCU*
OF- John Spikerman, Oklahoma
OF- Austin Davis, TCU
OF- Elijah Nunez, TCU
DH- Ty Coleman, Texas Tech
UT- Nolan McLean, Oklahoma State*
SP- Juaron Watts-Brown, Oklahoma State*
SP- Lucas Gordon, Texas
SP- Tanner Witt, Texas
SP- Mason Molina, Texas Tech
RP- Lukentür Savage, TCU
RP- Garrett Wright, TCU
*- Unanimous selection