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

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.
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Pierce achieves personal goal of leading a team to Omaha through consistent, personal coaching style

OMAHA -- Texas head coach David Pierce last made a trip to the College World Series as an assistant at Rice in 2008. He remained on the Owl staff for three more seasons before taking the Sam Houston State job. He stayed in Huntsville for three seasons until taking the Tulane job, and stayed there for two seasons before becoming head coach of the Longhorns.
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Pieced together pitching advances Texas to CWS in 5-2 win over Tenn. Tech

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.