May 8, 2007


The "TBA" team that Texas baseball was scheduled to play on Saturday night has been revealed as The University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff. As TexasSports has it, the Horns will be using the game as a warmup for the big A&M series the following week while UAPB will be preparing for the SWAC Tournament, to take place in Jacktown (that's Jackson, MS for you non-locals).

Smith-Wills Stadium in Jackson will host the SWAC Tournament. We grew up watching the Jackson Mets and Jackson Generals in Double-A ball in this ballpark. We never caught a single foul ball.

Here's hoping that Augie uses the opportunity to give each weekend starter 3 innings of work. UAPB will probably throw their ace and go all out to get the win against a top-10 team, so don't be too surprised if the game is closer than your sensibilities say it should be.

This, by the way, is another reason to love college baseball. Texas didn't even have a team to play against on Saturday until 6 days in advance! It's a kind of laid-back, very local-sports feel that makes the game unique and a lot of fun.

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