Texas opens up the season today with the first of four contests versus Illinois-Chicago. The Flames were 35-22 last season, going 1-2 in the College Station subregional round, and return top hitter Brett Schaefer and pitcher Derrick Miramontes (both seniors).
PROBABLE PITCHING MATCHUPS courtesy of TexasSports.com
Feb. 20, 2009 – 3 p.m.
Texas: RHP Chance Ruffin (8-3, 1.96 ERA)
UIC: LHP Chris Kovacevich (2-4, 5.72 ERA)
Feb. 21, 2009 – 12:30 p.m.
Texas: RHP Taylor Jungmann (freshman)
UIC: RHP Brad Riegler (4-0, 6.10 ERA)
Texas: RHP Cole Green (3-7, 5.28 ERA)
UIC: RHP Mike Kool (6-5, 4.07 ERA)
Feb. 22, 2009 – 12:30 p.m.
Texas: RHP Brandon Workman (5-2, 5.06 ERA)
UIC: Adam Worthington (2-4, 3.99 ERA)
Projected Lineup (note Torres at 3B, we'll see how long that lasts if he doesn't show improved defense):
Expected Weather (courtesy of Accuweather.com):