Texas Longhorns outfielder Dylan Campbell made one of the best plays of the regional round in the 2023 NCAA Baseball Tournament leaving his feet with a Superman dive to record the second out of the 6th inning.
Campbell and the Longhorns are locked in their first-round matchup against the No. 3 seed UL Lafayette in the Miami Regionals, and with the game tied 0-0 through the first six innings, Campbell’s heroics saved a big hit for the Ragin’ Cajuns.
While the catch above is going to be the talk of the tournament for some time, Campbell continued to break news on Friday after he broke the Big 12 record for most consecutive games with a hit. After finding a hit in the bottom of the sixth inning, Campbell extended his hitting streak to 36 games in a row, cementing his name in the Big 12 record books.
After splitting the Big 12 title with West Virginia and Oklahoma State this season, the Longhorns have a lot to prove as one of the nation’s best teams. The Longhorns’ tournament hopes run through Miami with the ninth-ranked Hurricanes headlining their division. If they can finish the job against the Ragin’ Cajuns on Friday, the Longhorns will take on the winner of Miami, and Maine. While upsets are more than possible in the NCAA Baseball Tournament, the Longhorns will likely need a few more highlight plays from Campbell and company to continue on.