Texas right handed pitcher Ty Madden was selected 32nd overall by the Detroit Tigers in the 2021 MLB Draft. Madden, named an All-American by several different publications, is the first Longhorn to be selected in the first round since Corey Knebel in 2013.
After 67 games culminating in a national semifinals appearance, the 2021 Texas Longhorns baseball season is in the books. David Pierce’s program was one run and a few outs short of the 13th national finals appearance in the storied history of Texas baseball, but despite missing that mark the group played a brand of baseball emblematic of the six-time national champion program (with a little bit more pop along with it).
Texas right hander Ty Madden was named a first-team All-American by D1Baseball on Monday. Madden, the 2021 Big 12 pitcher of the year, is the first Longhorn since Kody Clemens in 2018 to receive first-team accolades. Prior to Madden, the last Texas starting pitcher to be named to a first team was Taylor Jungmann in 2011.
Texas designated hitter Ivan Melendez entered Friday night’s game versus Mississippi State with 12 home runs during the 2021 season. A significant portion of those 12 traveled long distances and usually helped the Longhorns toward a winning effort. However, none of the previous 12 were as significant as his thirteenth.
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.
AUSTIN -- If you closed your eyes Saturday night at UFCU Disch-Falk Field, the 46-year old ballpark might've sounded like 2005 - or even 1983 - as a festive crowd basked in the Texas Longhorns' 10-3 shellacking of Arizona State, propelling David Pierce's team into Sunday night's championship round of the Austin Regional.
Texas head coach David Pierce was named the Big 12 coach of the year, while Ty Madden was named the conference's pitcher of the year. Several other Longhorns received conference honors, which were released by the Big 12 on Monday.