24 May

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Texas baseball team reflects on season that got away

After a 2019 season in which the Texas baseball team failed to reach the Big 12 Tournament, head coach David Pierce said "I’m not going to sit here and be 27-27 and not make some changes" (photo courtesy of texassports.com).

By Steve Habel, Senior Contributing Writer

AUSTIN, Texas — The Memorial Day weekend is upon us. For Texas baseball fans, that usually means that a big part of the three-day ‘it’s-almost-summer” respite is spent watching the Longhorns battle for the Big 12 Tournament championship as a prelude to a trip to the NCAA playoffs and, eventually, a berth in the College World Series.

That’s not the case in 2019, a calamitous season filled with key injuries, lack of player leadership and endless disappointment.

When Texas lost, 13-0, at home May 17 to Oklahoma, the Longhorns’ opportunity to

Steve Habel is a senior contributing writer for Horns Illustrated. He has covered Texas sports since 1989 and was this magazine’s senior editor for 24 years. You can follow him on twitter @stevehabel .