UST Baseball Assisted Champion Astros at World Series
When watching the 2022 Major League Baseball World Series, Astros fans everywhere saw their team take home the World Series title at home. After a great game six, the Astros had secured the championship by defeating the Philadelphia Phillies 4-2.
With a phenomenal performance in game five by Justin Verlander and a clutch catch in the outfield by Chas McCormick in the 9th inning, morale was high. And the World Series shifted back to Houston. Then in a decisive game six, the Astros came back from a 1-0 deficit in the 6th inning with a Yordan Alvarez home run making the score 3-1. The Phillies were unable to come back.
UST Celts Played a Role
Moments later, the Houston Astros and their fans across the world were able to savor the victory. During the 8th inning though, our UST Celt baseball team prepared and brought out the championship celebration stage to be set immediately after the final pitch. With the Astros’ second world series title, the Celt baseball team was on the field for the celebration and engulfed in the post-game festivities.
UST Head Baseball Coach David Wood said, “There's nothing better than to be able to show your team what a winner looks like. We send them examples all the time. Whether it be from a college program or professional team, we want to keep winning traditions here in Houston.”
Celt Motivation for the Spring
UST baseball is wrapping up their non-traditional season with its final fall practices. As a tradition, the team is playing its own inter-squad world series where each team member can showcase their skills in preparation for the spring. As such, with many of the student athletes being from the Houston area, the energy around baseball season is buzzing for the spring.
“Our boys' morale is already in a good place. Their fall practices have been very focused and high energy,” Wood added. “With such a large group of new guys you can sometimes have some friction, but the returners have done an amazing job of teaching what our expectations are. An Astros win can only help with that. Having the opportunity to have our team be present for it was even better.”