There will be a change to the pitching staff this week for UH baseball with star relief pitcher Dylan Thomas moving from closer to starter for Saturday's game vs. Longwood.

Thomas was originally scheduled to be the opening day starter back on February 15th but a blister on his right hand forced the hand of Rainbow Warriors head coach Mike Trapasso to sit him down until he was 100 percent.

The junior made his 2019 debut on Saturday vs. Iowa tossing a scoreless inning while on Sunday he went 5 innings, striking out nine batters, and giving up just a run on two hits. 

In 2018 Thomas earned First Team All Big West while being recognized as a preseason All American going into this season

"Obviously born from necessity. We haven't had a quality start in eight games. It's not ideal. The ideal situation would be for the guys to give us quality starts and you keep the All American closer as the closer," Mike Trapasso said.

"Keep the same mentality. When I go out there and close I just have this bulldog mentality to just go out there and beat every hitter. I don't see why I shouldn't have that same mentality from starting out the game," Dylan Thomas said.