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Houses of the Enemy - UFCU Disch-Falk Field

Jonathan takes a look at the baseball field where Tech just took 2 of 3 from the Longhorns

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History

The Longhorns are the Red Wings of Big 12 baseball. Hate and despise them, but deep down if you really are willing to admit it, they have a great history with plenty of winning players, teams, and coaches. There are way too many categories where they are at the top or near the top. They currently play at UFCU Disch-Falk Field, and have since the 1975 season. The corporate nametag (University Federal Credit Union) was added in 2006, but the two main names go much further back in history. Billy Disch was the head coach in Austin from 1911 to 1939, winning over 500 games and 20 conference titles. Bibb Falk coached in Austin from 1940-42 and 1946-67, winning two college World Series titles in his tenure. These two coaches account for almost 1,000 wins for the Longhorns.

Stats

  • Original Cost: $2.5 million
  • Playing Surface: FieldTurf (2008)
  • Last Renovation: 2009
  • Left Field: 340'
  • Center Field: 400'
  • Right Field: 325'
  • Outfield Fence: 10'
  • Capacity: 6,756
  • Largest Collegiate Crowd: 8,000, May 19, 1982 vs Oklahoma
  • Largest Crowd: 10,000, April 5, 1977 vs Texas Rangers
  • On May 30, 1999 the longest game in college baseball history was played between Texas and Boston College that went 25 innings and lasted just over 7 hours. At the end of the game, burnt orange was still an ugly color

History between Tech and Texas

  • Tech trails in the all-time series 43-109
  • In Austin, Tech trails the series 18-54
  • Coach Tadlock's first Big 12 series as a head coach was at UFCU in March of 2013, and Tech won 2 of 3 games
  • Tech has won 2 of 3 games in both of the past 2 trips to UFCU, but had not won a series since 2001 before Coach Tadlock took over