Catcher D.J. Petrinsky will soon be putting his degree in physical culture and sports to work when his final season wraps up for the University of Texas Longhorns’ baseball team.
The 6-foot, 190-pound senior was sidelined after March 5 due to surgery for a medical mishap, prompting him to seek a hardship waiver. Before that, he started in 10 of his 11 games this year, notably against Purdue University during the season opener. There he landed a double play and sent two RBIs across the plate. A Feb. 15 game versus Louisiana saw his first hit of the season, and he achieved three RBIs, a pair of runs and a triple play Feb. 19 against Rice University.
Bearing the No. 6 jersey, Magnolia, Texas, native Petrinsky marked the 2019 season with a pair of hits, one run and three RBIs, plus a double and a triple play. In a Feb. 26 game against Sam Houston State, he tagged 13 putouts. He leaves with a senior year batting average of .256, as his college bio states.
Junior year with the Longhorns saw his most impressive on-field performance, scoring nine home runs and 29 RBIs. As a student at Magnolia High School he lettered four times under coaching from James Dillard.