Texas Longhorns baseball (24-15) hosts the Texas State Bobcats (22-15) on Wednesday at 6:30 pm CST at UFCU Disch-Falk field. The game will be the third and final meeting on the year between the two teams.
A week ago, Texas defeated Texas State 9-2 thanks to a solid performance from Nick Kennedy on the mound. However, in a 10-inning affair in March the Bobcats got the best of the Longhorns in a 11-10 victory.
Freshman Blair Henley (2-3, 4.46 ERA) is the announced starter for Texas.
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The righty was the Sunday starter before being moved to a relief role for most of April.
This will be Henley’s first start in a mid-week game, but the freshman has faced Texas State before — last week, Henley pitched the final inning of the game against the Bobcats and earned a strikeout in a 1-2-3 inning.
Cam Baird (1-3, 5.40 ERA) will take the hill for Texas State. Baird started for the Bobcats last week against the Longhorns, and allowed four hits, six walks, and five runs in 2.2 innings. Baird will be looking to avenge his performance in which he uncharacteristically had poor command from the mound.
Texas State is currently ranked No. 123 in Boyd’s World Iterative Strength rankings (for comparison, Texas is No. 30). Texas State coming off of a weekend series victory over University of Louisiana Monroe in which the Bobcats won two games to one.
You can catch tonight’s action on the Longhorn Network or 104.9 the Horn. Hook ‘Em!