I’m very excited to bring you all an inside look at the University of Texas Longhorns’ team-issue gear, complete with bats, gloves, footwear, even a custom pine tar case. I’ve always been in awe of the mystique surrounding Texas athletics, so this is one I hope you all enjoy. Many thanks to Vince Alcazar, UT’s Assistant Equipment Manager, for the generous helping of photos and info. Follow UT’s equipment crew at @UTBaseballEQ, they post a ton of great WPW-esque stuff.
Here’s a basic breakdown of UT’s gear selections, starting with bats…
On any given day, the Longhorns have the following BBCOR bats in the lineup:
Easton Power Brigade
According to our source, UT outfielders and pitchers use mostly Nike Diamond Elite Pro leather with a few N1 gloves “sprinkled in.” As for the infielders and catchers, they can choose whatever glove they want, most going for custom Rawlings gloves. The catchers are wearing the All-Star CM3000XSBT.
Custom Nike Air MVP Pro in UT colors
Nike Air Huarache 2K4 Low in black
Custom Nike Diamond Elite Pro II