OMAHA, Neb. – Before Texas reliever Cole Quintanilla took a seat in TD Ameritrade Park’s isolated press conference room after the game on Saturday night, he returned to the mound to pick up some dirt.
6-5 Longhorn squatted and swept up a handful of the sand mixture, balling tightly a final College World Series souvenir. A few minutes later, the 22-year-old who had just handed over a season-ending walkoff single appeared inside a Zoom square. He looked angry and proud and fried, at once.