While rain showers confined Texas to the visitor’s locker room on Sunday in Waco, center fielder Duke Ellis described a vibrant scene where players took part in games together. “We had a little game going, guys laughing. We connected as a team,” Ellis said.
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.
When creating a list of schools that don’t like each other very much, Texas and Texas A&M are at the very top. The hatred between the two universities will be back on display Tuesday night when the Aggies make the trip from College Station to face the Longhorns at UFCU Disch-Falk Field.