Category Archives: Baseball

Teamwork, relaxed attitude from catching duo critical to position’s success

Michael McCann and DJ Petrinsky (Joe Cook/IT)

OMAHA — Junior catcher DJ Petrinsky committed to Texas on June 23rd of last year. The moment he announced his decision, fellow junior catcher Michael McCann was put into a tough spot. Competition was set to join him on campus for his starting catcher role that looked to be his since Michael Cantu made the decision to leave the program. He could either help his new teammate, or choose another path.

For the benefit of the Longhorns, he chose the former.

Pieced together pitching advances Texas to CWS in 5-2 win over Tenn. Tech

Kody Clemens (Will Gallagher/IT)

Matteo Bocchi (Will Gallagher/IT)
AUSTIN — Before the season, Texas head coach David Pierce was facing a roster unlike any he had coached before. Half of the roster had been part of the team in 2017, half were not. It started out with a stumble, but week by week the pieced together squad battled to the top of the Big 12, followed by a Super Regional.

Facing the best hitting team in Division I in a do-or-die Game 3, Pierce once again had to piece together a win.