With conference baseball tournaments underway this week a total of 30 Division I automatic regional post-season bids will be claimed.Â Unfortunately, Texas will not be among the teams securing an automatic bid after an abrupt exit from the Big XII Tournament in Oklahoma City.Â Â The â€˜Horns failed to score any runs in Game 1 vs. Missouri, losing 5-0 and they fell short in a 9th inning comeback effort vs. Kansas in an elimination game yesterday.Â Texas finishes the season with a record of 30-22 which may or may not be enough to get the Longhorns into a regional.
Some may say this isnâ€™t the year for Texas baseball while others have said (if you can believe it) itâ€™s time for Coach Garrido to go.Â Letâ€™s quickly address the latter first. Â Augie is going nowhere.Â He has 5 College World Series Championships and is the all-time NCAA Division I leader in wins as a head coach. Â He leaves Texas when HE wants to. Â Trust us when we say you donâ€™t want to get in his face.Â It is a battle you will lose (see infamous YouTube video).Â Now on to the topic at handâ€¦Â We would be blowing smoke up your rear if we said this wasnâ€™t an adverse year for Longhorn baseball.Â Texas experienced a myriad of injuries, namely to the pitching staff, which makes it very difficult to win games consistently.Â In case you donâ€™t remember the â€œhits that kept on comingâ€ to the team, take a quick look at the direct hits to the Longhorn baseball battleship this season:
Regional pairings are announced early next week.Â Depending on how the selection committee sees the merits or shortcomings of a depleted Texas program, the Horns will be playing in a Houston/ Baton Rouge Regional or watching it all take place from afar.Â Until the committee makes its decisionâ€¦ TEXAS FIGHT.