Texas infielder Sam Bertelson (55) runs the bases after homering during Texas' alumni game on Feb. 2, 2019, in Austin. [NICK WAGNER/AMERICAN-STATESMAN]

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After a solid season-opening showing on the road, Texas remains attached to its No. 23 ranking

Posted February 18th, 2019

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After earning a win in the first series of its baseball season, Texas held onto its national ranking on Monday.

Texas has once again been ranked 23rd in the D1Baseball poll. The Longhorns earned that same ranking in the online publication’s preseason poll. None of the 25 teams that appeared in D1Baseball’s preseason poll were dropped from the poll after the season’s first week, and only seven schools had a different ranking.

This past weekend, Texas opened its 2019 campaign with 3-1 and 6-5 wins at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette. The Longhorns, however, lost an 8-6 decision in Sunday’s series finale.

Baseball will return to UFCU Disch-Falk Field this weekend when Purdue (0-3) arrives for a four-game series that begins on Friday. Texas also has a game scheduled at Rice (2-1) on Tuesday evening.

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