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Texas Longhorns baseball to start 2021 season ranked in top 10

The Longhorns had their season cut short in 2020 due to COVID-19. The team went 14-3 overall before the cancellations of all spring NCAA sports in March 2020.

AUSTIN, Texas — The Texas Longhorns baseball team will begin its 2021 season ranked among the nation's elite teams in the NCAA. 

UT came in at the No. 9 spot in the preseason poll. It's UT's first top 10 preseason ranking since 2015.

The Longhorns had their season cut short in 2020 due to COVID-19. The team went 14-3 overall before the cancellations of all spring NCAA sports in March 2020. 

The schedule for the 2021 season has not been finalized yet, according to Texas Athletics Director Chris Del Conte. 

Two Longhorns – Ty Madden and Pete Hansen – were named preseason All-Americans back in December 2020 for the 2021 season. 

Joining the 2021 squad will be its recruiting class of 10 student-athletes, featuring six right-handed pitchers, Jack Arthur, Alec Grossman, Jace Hutchins, Carson McKinney, Cameron O'Banan and Joshua Stewart; one left-handed pitcher, Luke Harrison; one infielder, Gavin Kash; and two outfielders, Gage Wakefield and Ace Whitehead.

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