Texas State knew it had something special in freshman pitcher Lucas Humpal.
No one could put a finger on it, but Humpal had an ‘it’ factor that freshmen usually don’t get until they mature. And with Humpal being a pitcher, it was even rarer.
Humpal opened the season as a long reliever and worked his way up the rotation. By the middle of conference play, Humpal took over Friday’s start, which is saved for a team’s top pitcher.