The 2014 trip to the College World Series for the Texas Longhorns seems like a long time ago, because it was. No player on this year's roster knows what it's like to make it Omaha, except one.
Josh Sawyer was a freshman on that team and someone UT used out of the bullpen. In 2015 he became a starter and looked to be on the verge of big things at Texas. But in 2016 the lefty tore his bicep tendon, which required two surgeries to come back from.
With that injury healed he attempted to come back last season but then tore the labrum in his hip. That surgery kept him out all of the 2017 season.
Sawyer is back now and healthy. He'll be counted on this year to be a key member of the Longhorns bullpen.