Texas Longhorns baseball keeps hanging around the realm of potential NCAA Tournament bids, and as such they absolutely have to win their remaining three midweek games. Tonight is the first of two such contests against the Texas State Bobcats, sandwiched around a visit from Prairie View next week.
The Horns' path to 30 wins is simple, albeit not at all easy: go 11-1 in their final 12 games. That means getting three wins in midweek games, taking the series against Oklahoma State this weekend in Austin, and sweeping West Virginia in Morgantown and Baylor in Austin. It's a tough row to hoe, but (if I may mix metaphors) Texas made its bed and is now lying in it.
Texas State comes in at 22-19 looking to be the fifth Texas school to beat the Longhorns in a midweek contest. This will be the teams' second meeting of the season, with Texas winning 10-4 in San Marcos back on March 1. That score is misleading, though, as the game was tied at 4 after regulation and Texas blew it open with a six-run 11th.
The game starts at 6 p.m. CT on Longhorn Network.