The University Of Texas’ website tells us DH Kyle Keyes (lying prone on the Disch-Falk Astroturf, above) went 2 for 3 with 3 runs scored in the Longhorns’ 17-4 drubbing of Virginia Commonwealth earlier today. Said report failed to mention that Keyes was brutally beaned in the home half of the 8th inning by struggling Rams righty Brett Walker, who silenced the assembled throng by drilling the Texas freshman in the left side of the skull.
After lying face down at home plate for a spell, Keyes was helped off the field and Walker resumed throwing batting practice. Texas reliever Chance Ruffin (3.1 IP, no hits or walks) struck out the side in the top of the 9th. Whether throwing at anyone’s head occurred to him or not, I cannot say, but I’m sure Shawn Estes would’ve been satisfied with the effort, if not the results.