Texas NCAA Teams To Play Fall Exhibitions

October 23, 2009

Texas vs. Baylor And Rice vs. Texas State On Tap This Weekend

Texas and Baylor are slated to play a fall exhibition this Sunday.  The two Big 12 Conference rivals will meet in a scheduled 14-inning scrimmage at UFCU Disch-Falk Field in Austin, TX at 1 p.m. CDT.  The exhibition is a make-up of the contest which was rained out on October 4.

Texas Head Coach Augie Garrido

Texas Head Coach Augie Garrido

While the fall scrimmages do not count toward the teams’ 2010 win-loss records, it does count toward the teams’ maximum number of games (56) for the 2010 schedule.

The Longhorns have 22 returnees from this year’s team that finished with a 50-16-1 record and a national runner up finish at the College World Series.

Baylor returns 18 letter winners from a 2009 squad that finished 30-26 and made the program’s 10th NCAA appearance in 12 years.  The Bears played in the Baton Rouge Regional, which saw eventual National Champion, LSU, advance.

Meanwhile, Rice will hold a fall exhibition at Reckling Park in Houston, TX against longtime rival Texas State Sunday at 1 pm.  Like the Texas-Baylor game, the Rice-Texas State contest is schedule for 14-innings.

Rice's Wayne Graham

Rice's Wayne Graham

The Owls went 43-18 in 2009, and won the Conference USA Tournament Championship. Rice hosted and won an NCAA home Regional to advance to the Super Regional round for a fifth-straight year before falling to LSU in the Baton Rouge Super Regional.

The Owls open the 2010 season with a three-game series on the road at Stanford on February 19th.

Texas State made it to an NCAA Regional in 2009.  The Bobcats finished with a 41-16 record after losses to Boston College and Army at the Austin Regional.

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(From staff reports and press releases)

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