The Horns Illustrated Week in Review covers all the University of Texas sporting events that took place this past week
Men's Athletic Director Steve Patterson announced last Tuesday that Texas Baseball coach Augie Garrido was given a two-year contract extension that would put him under contract through the 2017 season. Garrido led the Longhorns to a 46-21 overall record this season and their fourteenth NCAA Tournament appearance since Garrido took over prior to the 1997 season.
Garrido is the winningest coach in college baseball history with 1,920 career victories and led the Longhorns to two national championships (2002 and 2005). Before Texas, Garrido won three national championships at Cal State Fullerton (1979, 1984, 1995).
The Longhorns ended their postseason run one game shy of the College World Series Championship round when they were eliminated by eventual champion Vanderbilt. Texas won the Houston Regional and Austin Super Regional and went 3-2 in Omaha.
Barrera Wins 2014 College Home Run Derby
Texas catcher Tres Barrera was crowned the 2014 College Home Run Derby Champion on Thursday, July 3 after he launched a total of 41 home runs at TD Ameritrade Park. The competition started with eight participants and was cut to four for the second round. In the first round Barrera hit 11 homers to make the cut. Barrera then hit five more home runs in the second round to bring his total to 16, placing him in the final with former high school teammate Eric Gutierrez from Texas Tech.
In the final round Barrera launched a record 25 homers to win the championship, and outlasted Gutierrez who hit 18 in the final round.
Parker French Returns for Senior Season
Texas pitcher Parker French elected to return for his senior season at Texas after being selected by the Detroit Tigers in the 19th round of the MLB Draft. French finished this season with a 2.41 ERA and struck out 62 batters.
Track and Field
Kendall Baisden captured the 400-meter title at the USA Junior Outdoor Track and Field Championships in Eugene, Oregon on Sunday. Freshman Baisden ran a time of 52.21 seconds to beat Olivia Baker of the University of Miami.
Texas also had another top three finish from their women's track and field team. Chyna Ries finished third in the Long Jump with a leap of 20 feet and 10.75 inches or 6.37 meters.
On the men's side, Texas' Spencer Dunkerley-Offor finished fourth in the 110-meter hurdles on Sunday with a time of 13.58.