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RIO GRANDE VALLEY – The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley (UTRGV) Department of Intercollegiate Athletics learned on Wednesday that, due to concerns about the safety of student-athletes, coaches, staff and fans amid the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, the Western Athletic Conference (WAC) has canceled all remaining spring sports competition, including baseball, golf, tennis and outdoor track & field.
The baseball team ends its season on an eight-game winning streak with an 11-7 record. The Vaqueros went 10-3 at home while averaging 1,087 fans per game, the program’s best mark in more than a decade. UTRGV was one of just three teams in the NCAA to turn a triple play this season. The Vaqueros also ranked 12th in the nation in shutouts (three), 40th in walks drawn (85), 44th in strikeouts per nine innings (10.4), 58th in hits (155) and double plays turned (12), 63rd in doubles (31) and sacrifice flies (eight), 64th in runs scored (108), and 66th in on-base percentage (.385).
The men’s golf team finishes its season coming off a victory at the Colin Montgomerie Invitational, one of two wins for the team this season. UTRGV finished in the top five in five of its seven tournaments.
The women’s golf team completes its season coming off its best finish of the year, placing fourth at the UTRGV Invitational. UTRGV finished in the top eight of three tournaments this year.
The men’s tennis team ends its season on a three-match winning streak. After dropping its first four matches, UTRGV went 6-4 over its final 10 contests.
The women’s tennis season comes to a close after UTRGV won its final home match, 7-0 over Laredo Community College in a contest that saw the Vaqueros win 72 of the 77 singles and doubles games.
The track & field team completed the indoor season Feb. 28-29 with nine WAC Championships and was previously scheduled to being the outdoor season this weekend.
For all the latest updates from UTRGV, visit UTRGV.edu/coronavirus.