It has been an up and down season for Augie Garrido and the Texas baseball team. Texas has struggled to find consistent play out of each ballplayer night in and night out, but Garrido continues to hope that each victory will change the competitive attitude in his players and cause something to click in their heads.
"We've played with an enormous amount of self-inflicted pressure," Garrido said. "We've taken on the typical symbols that crush a player's confidence. Playing with the scoreboard."
Texas has battled all season trying to score runs and garner quality at-bats. Garrido doesn't want his players to focus on getting hits or his players playing for themselves. "Batting average has been the biggest demon. The fact that it comes up on that giant screen. It's .125 or .150—they see it and it's directly attached to their ego. And we haven't been able to sell them man for man on quality at-bats, which is what teams that are really consistent buy into."
On Saturday, the Texas baseball team bought into Garrido's philosophy and churned out quality at-bats in a 6-3 victory over the Kansas State Wildcats and evened the series...