Ex-Texas baseball player Brandon Belt and his wife, Haylee, welcomed their second son into the world on Friday.
The 9-pound, 9-ounce boy was named August Kyle Belt. The name is a tip of the cap to August “Augie” Garrido, who coached Belt at Texas. Belt currently plays for the San Francisco Giants.
Congrats to the Belt’s on their new addition. Haylee gave birth to a healthy baby boy today, August "Augie" Kyle Belt. 9 lbs 9 ounces. 21 inches. He was named after Brandon’s college coach, Augie Garrido, who passed away earlier this year.
— Amy Gutierrez (@AmyGGiants) July 21, 2018
Belt’s son August was born at 3:09 pm yesterday. Asked Brandon how much sleep he got. “Enough,” he said. Son named after late Texas baseball coach Augie Garrido. Belt lived him. #sfgiants
— Henry Schulman (@hankschulman) July 21, 2018
— Texas Baseball (@TexasBaseball) July 21, 2018
Garrido spent 20 years at Texas and Belt was on his roster for two of those seasons. From 2008-09, Belt hit .321 with 14 home runs and 108 RBIs. Belt also pitched 16 times during the 2008 season.
During Belt’s two seasons, Texas went 89-38-1. The Longhorns were beaten by LSU for the NCAA championship at the College World Series in 2009.
The active 2018 Texas Exes power rankings: No. 12 Brandon Belt, baseball
Belt was selected by San Francisco in the fifth round of the 2009 MLB Draft. Belt made his debut in the major leagues in 2011. He was named an all-star in 2016.
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