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The Texas Longhorns (31-16) will host the Houston Baptist Huskies (18-27) at Dish-Falk Field on Tuesday. Texas is reeling from being swept by the #8 Oklahoma State Cowboys last weekend in Austin, and in desperate need of a win. Following the sweep by the Pokes, the Longhorns dropped out of the Top 25 and find themselves unranked.
The meeting between Texas and Houston Baptist will be the seventh all-time, with the last matchup being in 2012. The Longhorns are 6-0 against the Huskies, who are coached by former Rice player and MLB veteran Lance Berkman.
The 'Horns have had some unfortunate luck lately on the diamond, but they still have the talent to do damage to teams. Texas leads the Big 12 Conference in homers (86) and team batting average (.320). The pitching staff is second in the conference with a 4.32 ERA.
While the possibility for David Pierce's team to host a regional in the postseason is currently on life support, the Longhorns are in a must-win situation against HBU. Texas has an away series against West Virginia and a closeout series against Kansas in Austin remaining prior to Big 12 tournament play. Wins matter down the stretch and all eight games left on the slate are critical.
Texas will start right-hander Zane Morehouse (1-0, 4.15 ERA) against RHP Daxton Tinker (0-4, 7.62) for HBU.
What: TEXAS LONGHORNS (31-16) vs. HOUSTON BAPTIST HUSKIES (18-27)
When: Tuesday, May 3, 2022
Venue: UFCU Disch-Falk Field
Location: Austin, TX
Time: 6:30 p.m. CST
TV: Longhorn Network
All-time series: Texas leads, 6-0