College baseball: Texas' Jake McKenzie embodies utility, playing all nine positions in one game
If he hadn't proved it already, Texas pitcher/infielder Jake McKenzie showed his team Tuesday -- and everyone else, for that matter -- that he's willing to do whatever it takes to win.
In a 13-2 run-rule win over Texas-Grand Rio Valley, the Longhorns' senior saw time playing all nine positions on the field. That's right, all nine.
McKenzie started off the game as catcher, then moving throughout the infield and outfield to finish up the game as the pitcher. He came to UFCU Disch Falk Field prepared, toting five different gloves, and got the chance to use them all.
The senior recorded two outs and gave up no runs in his historic night, becoming the first Texas player to play all positions in a single game, a feat that only five major league players have ever done.
That was fun. pic.twitter.com/TXfJ4GUZ6s— Texas Baseball (@TexasBaseball) April 18, 2018
The former walk-on can add this game to his list of highlights as a Longhorn for sure.