February 22, 2024


Sapiens Digital

Texas attempts to beef up regional baseball resume against Baylor


Trey Faltine's walk-off home run Wednesday night helped Texas top Air Force, but the Longhorns have struggled over the past week with a pair of losses to Kansas State and Tuesday's loss to Air Force. But Faltine said the team isn't panicking. "We're focused on one game at a time," the shortstop said.

As it stands, there are a dozen home games left on the schedule for Texas’ baseball team.

It was always expected that more games would be added to the itinerary at UFCU Disch-Falk Field once the calendar flipped to June. After all, Texas played three regional games and two super regional games at its home ballpark last season. And since UT started this year with 11 straight wins and the top spot in multiple preseason polls, the thought of postseason baseball in Austin was quite realistic.

However, Texas’ midseason swoon has put those regional plans in doubt. Not that the Longhorns (27-13, 6-6 Big 12) are panicking.

On Thursday, Trey Faltine insisted the only home game that matters is UT’s next one. That’s against Baylor. Of course Texas wants to play at home in the postseason, but the shortstop noted that “we’ll play wherever.” Besides, the Longhorns can’t afford to be thinking about June while playing baseball in April.


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