Posted May 20th, 2009 by Mike
Filed under: Baseball, Feature

The Texas Longhorn baseball team wrapped up the 2009 regular season with a double header sweep over an overpowered Alabama A&M squad. Head Coach [tag]Augie Garrido[/tag] used the late season matchup to get his staff ready for the upcoming Big 12 tournament in Oklahoma City.

The Longhorns will enter the conference tournament as the number #1 seed. Texas will face #8 seed [tag]Baylor[/tag] on Wednesday at 12:30, [tag]Kansas[/tag] on Thursday at 3:00, and [tag]Kansas State[/tag] on Friday at 12:30.  The finals take place the following day between the top teams in each pool. [tag]Oklahoma[/tag] and A&M are the favorites in pool B.

Despite an occasional dry spell at the plate this year’s Longhorn team has performed better than any team since the championship squads. Texas sports the best pitching staff in college baseball, and in post season play pitching depth is as important as point guards in March Madness. Garrido’s group still has question marks behind the plate, but the lineup has shown the ability to score runs if they can get on a roll early.

Texas has all but locked up a top 8 national seed. The granting of a top 8 seed would guarantee the Longhorns wouldn’t have to leave Austin until the College World Series, if they were good enough and lucky enough, to make it.

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    NThomas

    This is THE year for Texas baseball.

    The Rangers and Longhorns are going strong!

    Hook ’em Horns!

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