By Kirk Kenney
OMAHA—Texas’ epic 25-inning, 3-2 victory over Boston College in the Austin Regional was three weeks ago, but people are still talking about it.
And what some of them still want to know is how Texas coach Augie Garrido could allow senior lefthander Austin Wood to go 13 innings and throw 169 pitches. Wood, who was drafted five days later in the fifth round by the Tigers, didn’t allow a hit for the first 12 1/3 innings in a performance that instantly became a part of Longhorns lore.
The Texas and LSU head coaches and three players from each team gathered today in the Hall of Fame room at Rosenblatt Stadium for a press conference on the eve of the CWS Finals. One of the questions posed to Garrido was once again in reference to the use of Wood in the 25-inning game.
Here is Garrido’s response:
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