The college baseball season is just around the corner and expectations in Austin are as high as ever.
Collegiate Baseball Newspaper ranked Texas as their No. 1 team in the county in a preseason poll they released on Monday.
Texas No. 1 in CB’s Fabulous 50 pre-season poll presented by Big League Chew. Last season the Longhorns finished third at the CWS and return 7 position player starters and a stable of great pitchers. For full release, go to: https://t.co/NPwnt0wglV@bigleaguechew @TexasBaseball pic.twitter.com/SGGvrDST9K
— Collegiate Baseball (@CBNewspaper) December 20, 2021
After a heartbreaking loss in the semifinals of the College World Series a year ago, the Horns will return a major core of that team. Seven position players and four key pitchers will all be back at the Disch in the spring.
The 2022 Longhorns will be stacked with MLB talent. Collegiate Baseball Newspaper has seven Longhorns on their preseason All-American teams:
LHP Pete Hansen
RHP Tristen Stevens
RHP Tanner Witt
RHP Aaron Nixon
1B Ivan Melendez
SS Trey Faltine
2B Mitchell Daly
David Pierce has done a masterful job with the program since taking over for legend Augie Garrido. Since the start of the 2020 season, Texas is 67-20 with a Big 12 championship and an Omaha appearance.
Click here for a full breakdown of Texas’ 2022 schedule.