David Pierce: 'No doubt' late Augie Garrido with Texas on road to CWS

David Pierce: 'No doubt' late Augie Garrido with Texas on road to CWS
AUSTIN, Texas -- A week ago, after Texas clinched its spot in the NCAA super regionals, Longhorns coach David Pierce said he had "no doubt" that the late Augie Garrido was with his team as it pushed forward. On Monday, when the Longhorns needed a win to clinch their 36th berth in the College World Series, he turned to the spirit of the longtime Texas coach for a little assistance. "No doubt [he was with us today]," Pierce said. "I was rubbing his jersey in the seventh inning, and that's no doubt, either." Following a 5-2 win over Tennessee Tech, Texas is headed back to Omaha for the first time since 2014, and the Longhorns do so with heavy hearts, just months after Garrido died at 79. Amidst the postgame celebration, the Longhorns noted Garrido several times. Garrido, who was the winningest coach in college baseball history when he died in March (a record now held by Florida State's Mike Martin), coached at Texas from 1997 to 2016. He finished with 1,975 victories... 
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