It’s that time of the year where the sport of Division I College Baseball is set to take the national stage, which means that it’s time for the College World Series.
Eight of the best teams left in college baseball will vie for the national championship in Omaha, Nebraska after a grueling tournament that started with 64 teams.
One of those teams that made it out and will have a shot at the title in Omaha is the Texas Longhorns, and here’s a look at how they were able to get to this point, from the regular season all the way through the Super Regional.
After missing regionals in back-to-back seasons, the Longhorns bounced back strong in 2014, getting off to a 29-8 start that boosted them to No. 6 in the BA Top 25 on April 14. They lost their next three series to fall to No. 25, but they never dropped out of the rankings, and they beat rivals Rice and Texas A&M to win the Houston Regional as a No. 2 seed. Then the ‘Horns allowed just two runs total in a two-game sweep of Houston in the Austin Super Regional, propelling them to Omaha for the first time since 2011.
The Longhorns will start their College World Series journey by taking on the UC Irvine Anteaters this weekend. How much of a chance do you give the Longhorns to walk away with the title from Omaha? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below.