Since The University of Texas Baseball’s debut in 1894, the Longhorns have competed in thousands of games and competed 35 times in the annual College World Series. The first of six National Championships Texas took home was in 1949 and the Longhorns are fighting like hell to make it 7 in 2017.
Despite a recent series loss against the Baylor Bears, Texas rebounded in last night’s final matchup against the Texas State Bobcats to win the series 2 games to 1. Texas is currently ranked 6th in the Big 12 by 2 games, however they are only down 7 games to first ranked TCU overall. The high speed performance of Texas this year still puts them in standing to go to a conference tournament, make the regional series, and play in a super regional series for their 36th appearance in the College World Series. With more than 6 weeks of regular season baseball left until the conference tournament, Texas may still be able to pull it off.
It’s been 12 years since Texas won the title in 2005, but only 6 since Texas has placed in the series, with a 7th place tie in 2011, and only 3 years since their last qualification into the tournament in 2014. Starting Friday, June 16th the opening celebration kicks off the 2017 College World series for 12 solid days of the best college baseball known to man.
Siblings attending the same college is nothing newsworthy, but how about siblings playing among each other on their college sports team. The University of Texas has been known for some sibling duos that have made a name for themselves in UT sports. No one can forget the famous McCoy brothers, Colt and Case, who both played for the Texas Longhorn Football team. The next duo is among us with the Clemens brothers!
Kacy Clemens (Number 42) is a Junior on the UT Baseball team. He plays as pitcher as well as in infield. His brother Kody Clemens (Number 2) joined the team this year as a Freshman and has been playing infield. The brothers from Houston have the privilege of playing with one another on the same team their father once played on. Their father, Roger Clemens, not only was a MLB pitcher, but was on the 1983 UT Baseball National Championship
team. The brothers have made baseball a family sport that they can enjoy together as they too aim to make it big in baseball. This season the boys have been notable for their great performance on the team. Growing up with the presence of their dad and his experience on the team have shaped them into the players they are today. Beyond their father the Clemens boys have made a name for themselves as they have proven valuable assets to the University of Texas Baseball roster. Kacy and Kody continue to wow UT Baseball fans through their impressive plays and stats. We cannot wait to see where they take us as the season continues. Hook Em’ Horns!