Depending on who you ask, answers regarding the 2022 Texas baseball season will likely be different.
Although Texas was the only team to reach the College World Series in both 2021 and 2022, they finished their 2022 campaign with an unceremonious two-and-done trip in Omaha.
Texas finished the season with a 47-22 record. They reached the NCAA Tournament for the 4th time under David Pierce and the College World Series for the 3rd time.
Most would be happy with these successes. Not the Longhorns.
Previewing a 2023 Texas baseball team that promises to have plenty of new faces for David Pierce
As one of the proudest baseball programs in the country, Texas wants to dog pile in Omaha, something they have not done since 2005.
The groundwork for a National Championship team is laid months before meaningful baseball is played. After parting ways with longtime assistant Sean Allen, Pierce must act quickly to keep continuity within his program.
The Longhorns are looking at some pretty major turnover this offseason with some of their most productive hitters likely to enter the MLB Draft.
With that said, a program like Texas always has young players waiting in the wings to fill the shoes of their predecessors.
Let’s take a look at the key departures, returners, and potential breakout players on Pierce’s ball club.