Joey Gomez

Members of the 1971 UTPA College World Series Team including Sonny Villarreal (second from left), Jesse Banda, James and Leonard Tyrone including legendary coach Al Ogletree (not pictured) were all on hand, as was the entire team to be inducted into the university’s Hall of Fame on Saturday Feb. 21. The team, which pulled one of the greatest upsets in school history by shutting out UT twice for a Series berth would ultimately lose to Southern Illinois in the Series but not before becoming the top team in the country at the time.