On Sunday, the Texas Longhorns held off the Indiana Hoosiers to secure the Austin Regional and a spot in the NCAA Super Regionals. The Longhorns gathered victories over Texas Southern, an SEC school, and Indiana, and celebrated their regional sweep late into the night last night.
On Monday, Texas spent the day watching the Oxford Regional closely to see if a trip to Ole Miss or one more round of Austin baseball against Tennessee Tech was in its future.
Now, the unknown is fact — Texas baseball is BACK (at the Disch).
Tennessee Tech completed the unlikely two game day sweep over heavily favored No. 4 Ole Miss today, winning the first game 15-5 and the second game 3-2. Ole Miss came into the regional having lost at home only four times all year — today, they dropped half as many games in just under eight hours.
Though Texas will surely be favored to advance to the College World Series, Tennessee Tech shouldn’t be taken lightly. On top of defeating the No. 4 national seed twice in their own home regional, the Golden Eagles boast the No. 23 RPI in the country: Just one spot below Texas at No. 22.
The Longhorns stand just two wins away from a trip to the College World Series, and now they get the added bonus of playing those games in their own confines at UFCU Disch-Falk Field. Texas hasn’t lost a game in Austin in almost two months, and throughout that span the ‘Horns compiled a 9-0 record and outscored opponents 62-29.
The Super Regional game times and TV stations should be announced shortly, but the dates of play will be Friday, Saturday, and Sunday this upcoming weekend. The games will most likely be telecasted on ESPN or LHN, streaming on ESPN3, and as always, you can expect to catch any of the games on 104.9 The Horn.
One last time from the Disch,
UPDATE: The Austin Regional is officially scheduled for Saturday-Monday, with game times and networks: 6/9 at 2:00 PM CDT on ESPN2, 6/10 at 2:00 PM CDT on ESPN2, and (tentatively, if necessary) 6/11 at 12:00 PM CDT on ESPN2.