There’s a potential of three Big 12 schools from Texas heading to the College World Series in Omaha, Nebraska, this year.
Both Texas and Texas Tech have punched their tickets after sweeping the competition. The Longhorns took down Houston with a shutout 4-0 victory on Saturday which followed up a 4-2 victory in the first game.
The Red Raiders won a couple of 1-0 games against the College of Charleston.
Seventh-seeded TCU has a chance to get in today with a victory over Pepperdine. The Horned Frogs won the first game of the Super Regional, 3-2, but lost in Game 2 by the same score. Game 3 will be played at a different time than previously announced — 3:00 PM Central time on ESPN2.
Oklahoma State was the other Big 12 team involved in the Super Regionals, but lost in two straight games to UC Irvine. The Anteaters doubled up the Cowboys 8-4 in the first game and then their ace dominated in a 1-0 victory with a complete game shutout.
Historically, of the five teams currently punched in to the CWS, Texas laps the field multiple times. The Longhorns have been there over 30 times while none of the other four have been there more than three times. This is Texas Tech’s first visit to Omaha.
The other teams that are in the field are Vanderbilt and Louisville. The other games that are going on tonight to decide who heads to Omaha are sixth seed Louisiana-Lafayette against Ole Miss and third seed Virginia against Maryland.