Tuesday night was one of the warmest games of the season for the Longhorns, with temperatures hovering right around 90º at first pitch. Perhaps the only thing hotter was the Texas bullpen, which was an instrumental piece in the Longhorns’ 3-1 victory over the Rice Owls.
Now more than halfway through its season, Texas baseball has battled rainy weather throughout, from Stanford, California, to Sunday’s downpour in Waco, Texas. Battling physical conditions has become commonplace at times for the Longhorns.
One started at the front of the pack, only a couple of shots off the lead. The other barely made the final round of the tournament, winning a coveted spot in an 11-person playoff to finalize the top 30.