Texas was undefeated in the NCAA tournament entering Sunday night’s game versus the USF Bulls. One win was all that separated the Longhorns from their record 37th appearance in the College World Series.
Eighteen baseball programs have reached double-digit men's College World Series since its inception in 1947. Some of the country's most storied programs, including USC, Arizona State, Florida State, and Miami are on that list of teams with 10 or more appearances. Most of the teams in that prestigious club have won a title or two.
Texas right-hander Ty Madden begins every start with a rendition of the classic country song Highwayman by the legendary foursome of Willie Nelson, Johnny Cash, Waylon Jennings, and Kris Kristofferson.
As many know, Steve Sarkisian took in a few innings of the baseball game last night. He, his wife Loreal, Chris Del Conte and Governor Abbott were together for most of that time in one of the suites. Sarkisian was a happy coach last night that had a feeling of successful weekend.
Texas was one strike away from taking game one of the Austin super regional over the USF Bulls, 3-1. Tanner Witt, who up until the ninth inning was dominating Bull hitters in relief of Ty Madden, just needed one more strike to complete the save.