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Houston College Classic

Bears playing in one of college baseball's premier early season events

Minute Maid Park
Minute Maid Park
Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

Every young baseball player dreams of playing in a Big League Park. Tomorrow, marks the beginning of the Houston College Classic where the Bears will get to do just that. After being swept last weekend, and without having a midweek game to get the bitter taste of losing two winnable games out of their proverbial mouths, Smith and company will be looking to get back on track.

Everyone who knows college baseball understands that you do not just go to Fullerton and beat the Titans without playing well. Game 1, well... Let's not talk about that. It was ugly from the start. Games 2 & 3 were extremely frustrating because we played well enough to win. Even though we had leads late in both games, the bullpen was unable to hold them. The final tally favored CSF 28-13.

Baylor and Hawaii will play the first game in the classic. First pitch is at 12:05. If we want to have a good weekend on the diamond, we need a good showing against Hawaii (5-8 on the year). #3 LSU (10-1) is on deck at 3:35 aired Cox Sports Television. On Sunday, #11 Texas A&M (11-0) is in the hole with a 2:35 start.

Needless to say, if the Bears escape the weekend above .500, this will have been a very successful weekend.  With #1 TCU coming up next weekend as the Big XII opening series, there is no relief in sight.

Just in case anyone did not know, Bears' fans should not be surprised or upset if they see Coach Mulkey in Houston yelling for LSU. Her son, Kramer Robertson, is a sophomore infielder for the Tigers. Apparently, a bit of athleticism runs in that family.