Ted Eisthen got the start on opening day for the 2022 season. It was his FMBA record, 33rd opening day start. What is more remarkable, was that he was back pitching less then a year from breaking his elbow on a comebacker in the 2021 season opener.
Bats were silent yearly, as the Gunz jumped out to an early lead. The Horns clawed back from a 5-0, and 7-2 deficits to close the gap to 7-5. An eventful 7th saw the Gunz pad their lead to 9-5, but the Horns made it 9-8 in the bottom half of the inning. Unfortunately, that was as close as they came. Henry Johnston made his Longhorn debut on the mound, pitch 2 innings before being relieved by Dillon Rouleau.
19 players showed up for the opener, and 17 of the 19 played.
Another game vs the Gunz, and another slow start at the dish for the Longhorns. Jeff Peach pitched 5 solid innings with no defense or offensive support. Peter Moumos, another Longhorn newcomer, pitch the final 2 innings in relief and looked solid. Offensive woke up late, but never got close, lost 7-4 (I think)
A lighter bench for a Sunday 9am game, went from 19 on a Friday to 12 for Sunday.
Loss, 10-2. Highlights were Jamie Whitehead going 5 innings on the bump, followed by 2 by Kayde Kinaschuk. Both pitched well, and between the two of them gave up 3 earned runs. Peter Moumos hit the first bomb of the season for the Horns, and Max Kathol with his first career FMBA triple.
Defence was bad, really bad. Clean it up!