Baseball

Pierce’s assistants — Allen, Miller, and Tulowitzki — use decade-long bond to boost Texas to success

When Aaron Nixon struck out the final hitter of the Austin super regional to clinch Texas’ 37th trip to Omaha, David Pierce received a pat on the back from his assistant coach Philip Miller, who appeared to tell the Texas head coach “nice job.” The two stood and clapped at the edge of the dugout along with Sean Allen and Troy Tulowitzki, watching their team celebrate a trip to the College World Series.