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*****⚾️ Shriner's College Classic - Texas vs. Missouri Game Thread*****

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This weekend, the Texas Longhorns (9-0, 0-0) will participate in the Shriners Hospital for Children College Classic at Minute Maid Park in Houston.  The Classic is celebrating its 20th year, and Texas will make its 9th appearance in the tournament which will feature nine SEC vs. Big 12 games starting on Friday, February 28th and ending on Sunday, March 1st.

Texas will face #11 LSU (6-3, 0-0) at 7:00 PM on Friday and will play #6 Arkansas (7-0, 0-0) on Saturday.  The Longhorns will cap the weekend with a 3:00 matinee against the Missouri Tigers (4-4, 0-0).  Baylor and Oklahoma round out the remaining teams participating.

All games will be televised on AT&T Sportsnet and can be live streamed HERE.


FRIDAY: Probable pitchers for Texas vs. LSU
Texas Jr. RHP Bryce Elder (2-0, 1.38) vs. LSU So. RHP Cole Henry (1-1, 1.00)

SATURDAY:  Probable pitchers for Texas vs. Arkansas
Texas So. RHP Ty Madden (2-0, 0.60) vs. Arkansas So. LHP Patrick Wicklander (2-0, 0.00)

SUNDAY: Probable pitchers for Texas vs. Missouri
Texas So. RHP Coy Cobb (0-0, 2.89) vs. Missouri TBA 

The Longhorns lead LSU all-time in head to head matchups (27-12-1) and lead Arkansas 75-37. The Longhorns hold a 34-28 all-time advantage over the Missouri Tigers.


Baylor - Steve Rodriguez 
LSU - Paul Mainieri
Oklahoma - Skip Johnson
Texas - David Pierce
Missouri - Steve Bieser
Arkansas - Dave Van Horn

We have a couple of guys in the pressbox this weekend providing coverage (joeywa44 and Austin Stevens), so it should be a fun tournament.


Date Matchup Time
Friday, February 28 Missouri vs Baylor 11:00am
Friday, February 28 Arkansas vs Oklahoma 3:00pm
Friday, February 28 Texas vs. LSU 7:00pm
Saturday, February 29 Oklahoma vs. Missouri 11:00am
Saturday, February 29 LSU vs Baylor 3:00pm
Saturday, February 29 Arkansas vs. Texas 7:00pm
Sunday, March 1 Oklahoma vs LSU 11:00am
Sunday, March 1 Missouri vs. Texas 3:00pm
Sunday, March 1 Baylor vs Arkansas 7:00pm


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LSU gets a leadoff single and an RBI triple off the LCF wall.

LSU Leads 1-0

Elder gets 2 Ks and a seemingly fantastic play by Faltine for out #3, but Blue overturned it and it results in an RBI single

Elder Ks the next batter to end the frame


LSU up 2-0 thru 2 complete

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Leadoff single and that's it for Walbridge, Pierce calls to the pen and gets Merryman on to pitch

Merryman gets a KS, a pickoff at 1B and a FO2 to end the 8th

Horns trail by 1, 3-4, headed to the 9th.

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Faltine drives a ball to deep LCF, but the LSU CF makes a good play to track it down

Kennedy KS

DJ F9 ends it


Horns drop their first game of the season to LSU in the nightcap of the Shriners Classic.

See y'all tomorrow for the Arkansas matchup.





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