One day after the NCAA canceled all winter and spring sport championships due to concerns about COVID-19, the Big 12 announced it was canceling all athletic competition for the remainder of the academic year.
When Ryan Monsevalles, director of player personnel and analytics, first started working for the Texas baseball team as a student video manager, he was part of a three-man crew. Now, the entire operation is transformed.
In their last few games, the Longhorns have been strong across the board. From the pitching staff stepping up and saving each other to batters putting together runs of hot hitting and big innings, this team is coming together. However, Texas has also seen challenges that could be attributed to the youth of the team and the uncertainty surrounding players’ strengths.
The Longhorn offense was relentless in Sunday’s 8-4 win over Cal State Fullerton (4–12), matching their highest run total of the year and setting a season high of 12 hits. But the story of the series sweep of the Titans was the return to form of Texas’s pitching.
The Texas Longhorns played their first of a three-game series in what has been dubbed the “Augie Series” for former beloved head coach Augie Garrido. And in Friday’s series opener against Cal State Fullerton, the Longhorns came out on top 6-1.