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CWS Preview: Longhorns open play against Fighting Irish

HornSports Staff
HornSports Staff

Photo: Calvin Mattheis/News Sentinel via Imagn Content Services, LLC

The Texas Longhorns (47-20) make their 38th appearance in the College World Series on Friday as they face the Notre Dame Fighting Irish (40-15) in Game 2 at 6:00 PM at Charles Schwab Field.  The #9 seeded Longhorns punched their ticket by defeating East Carolina in the last two games of the Greenville Super Regional, while the Fighting Irish left Knoxville with a Super Regional series win over top-ranked Tennessee.

The 'Horns and Irish have met six times on the diamond previously, the last coming in 1995, with each team holding a 3-3 record.   The only time they have played each other in the College World Series was in 1957.

Probable pitching matchups for Texas vs. Notre Dame are lefty Pete Hansen (11-2, 3.40 ERA) against Irish left-hander John Michael Bertrand (9-3, 2.67 ERA).

Included in the Longhorns' bracket are rival programs Texas A&M and Oklahoma, which open College World Series play at 1:00 PM.

What:  Texas vs. Notre Dame
When:  Friday, June 17, 2022
Time:  6:00 PM CST
Venue:  Charles Schwab Field at TD Ameritrade Park
Location:  Omaha, Nebraska
All-time record in the College World Series:  88-63


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