Where Texas baseball goes from here after going winless in Arlington
The Texas baseball team had a forgettable Wednesday and Thursday in Arlington.
The Big 12 Tournament saw the team lose to the worst team in the bracket, Kansas, before dropping an elimination game to bubble team, Kansas State. Just a day earlier, K-State got shellacked 16-3 by the TCU Horned Frogs.
Put simply, the Longhorns need to flush this week from memory and recover for the stretch run. In a sense, saving its energy rather than playing for a Big 12 title could be a blessing in disguise. Even so, Texas faithful would have liked to see the team secure a regional host designation. Now, that’s likely out of reach.
Texas can move forward and forget the last two games, and frankly it should. The team’s abysmal performance in being swept by Oklahoma is in the rear view mirror after sweeping West Virginia for a Big 12 regular season title. Past failures have little bearing moving forward.
Baseball can be a random game in which the better team often loses. However, you can make your own luck by limiting errors and properly managing games. Texas needs its head coach David Pierce to put the team in a better position to win than he did in the conference tournament. His players need to execute when called upon to perform.
The team’s unknown tournament destination should be the least of its worries. The Longhorns will look to get back to the good baseball they played against West Virginia that secured a regular season conference title.