With the final out on Sunday, Former Texas Longhorn Brandon Belt became a World Champion.
Brandon Belt played at the University of Texas in 2008 and 2009. A native of Lufkin, Texas, Belt played a key role as the first baseman in the 2009 CWS runner-up squad batting .323 with 8 home runs, 43 RBIs, and 15 stolen bases. He also was very effective in his sophomore year batting .319 with 6 home run and a team high 65 RBIs.
Belt was selected in the 5th round of the MLB Draft by the San Francisco Giants. He made the Opening Day roster in 2011 and 2012, becoming a consistent baseball player in the major leagues. In the National League Championship series, Belt batted .304 with a home run and 2 RBIs.
From every Longhorn across the nation, we congratulate Brandon Belt on an amazing accomplishment.