Texas actually opened up as the favorite in the betting odds to win the College World Series over the likes of the No. 2 Stanford Cardinal and Notre Dame. And the same sentiment can be felt in the opening betting odds for the Texas-Notre Dame game on the first day of the College World Series on June 17. The No. 9 Texas Longhorns will square off against the Notre Dame Fighting Irish in the College World Series on Friday night. Both teams took down a higher-ranked team on the road in the super regional to punch their tickets to Omaha.
Date: Friday, June 3
Game Time: 7:00 PM
TV Channel: ESPN
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This game will put a massive spotlight on the pitching performance of the redshirt sophomore left-hander and ace Pete Hansen. After getting shelled in just four innings of work on the mound in Texas’ super regional opener loss to ECU last weekend, Hansen will need a solid bounce-back performance to open up the College World Series this weekend.
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Game 2 will have Notre Dame (40-15) and college baseball giant Texas (47-20) on Friday as well, with first pitch at 7 p.m. ET. ESPN will also broadcast the matchup between the Longhorns and Irish. Click here to watch Texas vs Notre Dame College World Series game live streaming via Gamepass
Texas’ high-powered offense and elite team fielding give them the advantage over Notre Dame in this game. The Longhorns were one game away from the championship series a year ago and are looking to get over the hump this time around.
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Pierce and the Longhorns will now have to tackle the immense challenge of taking down a team that continues to pull upset after upset in the postseason thus far in Notre Dame. To get to this point, the Fighting Irish had to topple the No. 1 Tennessee Volunteers in the Knoxville Super Regional.
Notre Dame has also defeated the likes of the Texas Tech Red Raiders and No. 16 Georgia Southern Eagles in the Statesboro Regional in the postseason thus far.
Texas can beat Notre Dame, but this obviously won’t be easy against a team with so much momentum heading into Omaha.
Moreover, Texas got to this point by taking down the No. 8 East Carolina Pirates in three games in the Greenville Super Regional last weekend. Texas also beat the four-seed Air Force Falcons and two-seed Louisiana Tech Bulldogs in the Austin Regional in the postseason so far. The good news for Hansen and the Longhorns is the fact that this offense is on fire this season. Texas had one of the best offenses in program history so far this season. And they put quite the exclamation mark on the Greenville Super Regional by beating ECU by the final score of 11-1 to clinch the series.