No. 2 Texas aims to bounce back against College of Charleston
Texas is coming off a week they would like to forget as they lost three of their five games, including a series loss to South Carolina. The Longhorns are currently on their first losing streak of the season and turn their attention to the College of Charleston on Tuesday.
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Look no further than here for everything you need to know about Tuesday’s game, from how to watch to a College of Charleston breakdown.
How to watch
Tuesdays at 5 p.m. Central on FloBaseball
A look at College of Charleston’s season so far
The College of Charleston Cougars come into Tuesday’s game against Texas fresh off a series win over UMass Lowell in which they scored five or more points in all three games. It’s been a bumpy season so far for the Cougars, with two three-game winning streaks and a five-game losing streak. They’ve been a solid team all season and will be looking to turn things around on Tuesday.
College of Charleston by the Numbers
Points scored: 97
Authorized races: 77
Team ERA: 3.90
Team average: .277
College of Charleston wins if…
They emulate what South Carolina achieved over the weekend. As we said in our South Carolina series preview, the Gamecocks would have a shot at winning the series if they shut down the Texas bats, which they did in the doubleheader on Sunday. As a result, Gamecock’s offense was able to score in clutch points to win the series, an area the Cougars hope to emulate in their game on Tuesday.
Texas wins if…
They play this game like they did to start the season, with a combination of dominant throwing and a powerful offense. Ivan Melendez, just named Big 12 player of the week, did his part against South Carolina, with three homers. Defensively, Silas Ardoin shut down base paths while reliever Luke Harrison was electric in relief amid a myriad of pitching issues for Texas. If the Longhorns can get back to playing Texas baseball, this game could be the perfect start to getting back on track for conference play.
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