While the Longhorns are still likely feeling the sting of their fluky loss to Stanford in Palo Alto they did recently receive some positive news for next season.
Notre Dame left-handed pitcher Will Mercer has announced his commitment to transfer to Texas.
Mercer stands in at 6-foot-1, 210-pounds and compiled a 3-1 record (2.43 ERA) in 17 appearances. He did most of his work out of the bullpen for Notre Dame this past season, and pitched a total of 33.1 innings with 37 strikeouts and 14 walks.
Thank you to Notre Dame for an unforgettable academic and baseball experience. I am excited to announce my commitment to the University of Texas for my final year. #HookEm 🤘 pic.twitter.com/Q5SnY2ntWT
— Will Mercer (@willmercer43) June 20, 2023
Mercer unfortunately missed his freshman season at Notre Dame in 2019 due to an injury, but did make four starts in the shortened COVID-19 season in 2020. He had 5.93 ERA and a 1-0 record in 13.2 total innings pitched.
Mercer has some familiarity with one current Longhorn as he is a Houston Strake Jesuit product, a high school teammate of Texas outfielder Dylan Campbell.
The Longhorns will look to return to Omaha for the third time in four years next season after missing out this year.
Source: Yahoo Sports