Baseball: Houston College Classic Preview

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Chad Hollingsworth on the mound against Stanford on Sunday Feb 23, 2014. (Photo: Jesse Drohen)
Chad Hollingsworth on the mound against Stanford on Sunday Feb 23, 2014. (Photo: Jesse Drohen)

Horns look to maintain momentum at Minute Maid

By Christian Corona

It seems like much longer than two weeks ago that Texas followed up two straight seasons without an NCAA Tournament appearance by starting this one 0-2.

The Longhorns have since won five of their last six games. They outscored their opponent, 24-3, in the first three of those five victories, the other two requiring ninth-inning heroics.

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Texas will try to keep its winning ways going when it travels to the Houston College Classic at Minute Maid Park, home of the Houston Astros, this weekend. It will face No. 10 Rice (6-3) on Friday night before going up against Houston (7-0) on Saturday afternoon and Sam Houston State (8-1), who defeated Rice this Tuesday, 3-1, on Sunday.
( See Also Texas survives Baylor's comeback, earns 10th conference win)

Senior Mark Payton, who came back for his final year at Texas after being chosen in the 16th round of last year’s MLB Draft, is riding an 18-game hitting streak and is hitting a whopping

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