Arizona State blasted a two-run home run in the first inning to grab an early lead, but Texas used a two-run sixth inning and five scoreless innings from its bullpen to top the Sun Devils 4-2 in the third game of the Austin Super Regional.
Johnathan Taylor and Buddy Lamothe may never play baseball again after accidents left them partially paralyzed.
That didn’t matter to the teams that picked them Wednesday during the final rounds of the Major League Baseball draft.
The Longhorns practiced in 100-degree temperatures this morning, in preparation for their Super Regional against Arizona State. Texas and the Sun Devils will play a best-of-three series, beginning on Friday.
Taylor Jungmann, Sam Stafford and Brandon Loy received the fanfare of being selected in the higher rounds of this year’s MLB First-Year Player Draft, but there were other Longhorns who came off the board later Tuesday.