HARLINGEN, Texas (KVEO) — Former McAllen Bulldog standout and current University of Texas Longhorn Pitcher Aaron Nixon was named to the Freshman All-American team.
Nixon joined fellow teammate and freshman Tanner Witt on the honor squad. Witt was named to the all-American first team while Nixon was listed on the all-American second team.
Nixon thrived in his role with the Longhorns, pitching 30.2 innings while striking out 34 batters alongside just eight walks. Nixon finished with a 3-3 record, including 8 saves and a 3.25 Earned Run Average on the year.
In a game-two matchup against the University of South Florida, Nixon struck out the final batter to clinch a spot in the world series.
Nixon and the Texas Longhorns eye an elimination game against the University of Virginia on Thursday, June 24, at 6 p.m.