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Texas baseball falls again to Baylor, 3-1, securing second 30-loss season

A bad season for the 'Horns just officially turned into a historically bad season.

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The records that Texas Longhorns head baseball coach Augie Garrido and his team set on Friday evening were some of the most inauspicious of the five-time national champion's career -- with the 3-1 loss to the Baylor Bears at UFCU Disch-Falk Field on Friday evening, the Longhorns suffered the program's 30th loss for only the second time in school history.

There was no other suitable mood than this:

The good news is that the 'Horns did manage to back into the Big 12 Tournament that begins on Wednesday in Oklahoma City when the Kansas Jayhawks fell to the Oklahoma State Cowboys, 4-3, thereby ensuring that Garrido's team didn't finish last in the Big 12 and out of the postseason altogether

The bad news is that the only other team in school history to lose 30 games was Garrido's second squad after arriving in Austin (1998), closing an unfortunate circling of his fate that illustrates just how far the 'Horns have fallen. The further bad news? The only other team with a winning percentage as bad as the 2016 Texas baseball team was the 1956 edition of the Longhorns, which went 5-13.

Given the recent results, it's fitting that Texas avoided the worst fate possible through no success of its own.

There were specifics to the game, but do they really matter after a season of lows? Perhaps the only one that is relevant is that Texas went with a full-staff approach to ensure that weekend starters Ty Culbreth and Kyle Johnston will be ready for the Big 12 Championship.

Other than that, it was just more of the same.

With Texas now losers of the nine of the last 10 games, it seems clear that the Augie Garrido era should come to a merciful end after a Big 12 Tournament that has little to no chance to end in a postseason title like the 2015 effort that helped earn Garrido another season.