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Texas baseball begins most exciting stretch of the season Friday

The Texas baseball program approaches the most exciting part of the schedule. In the process, the Longhorns will get a glance at their future baseball conference.

Texas kicks off a loaded seven-game stretch on Friday. The team begins the Astros Foundation College Classic on that day against reigning national champions in the LSU Tigers before facing Texas State and Vanderbilt on the following days.

The results of the games won’t determine the success of the season but will give an idea of the team’s postseason chances.

After facing two of the SEC’s best baseball teams in Vanderbilt and LSU, the Longhorns head home from Houston to face the Texas A&M Aggies for a Tuesday night game. Despite the Aggies’ failures in other sports, head coach Jim Schlossnagle has built a strong baseball program in College Station.

The Longhorns follow the four-game stretch with a road trip to Lubbock to face the Texas Tech Red Raiders in a game with potential Big 12 ramifications.

The seven-game stretch provides an exciting opportunity for Texas to face some of college baseball’s best teams, but could also come with a handful of losses. Given that the Longhorns only face LSU, Texas State, Vanderbilt and Texas A&M once each, we could see several coin flip games fall in the favor of Texas opponents.

Despite the potential downside of the tougher portion of the schedule, it provides an opportunity to build an NCAA tournament resume. Should Texas win three of four in the four nonconference games, it could position the team for high tournament seeding.

The Longhorns are about to face the most exciting portion of their schedule. They’ll look to leave the seven games with more wins than losses.

Story originally appeared on Longhorns Wire