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Upcoming baseball season at Texas to feature future SEC foes, trip to Minute Maid Park

Texas catcher Silas Ardoin and pitcher Tanner Witt celebrate as their teammates score against Sam Houston during an NCAA baseball game in Austin, Tuesday, March, 9, 2021.

A baseball season that the Texas Longhorns hope will end in Omaha will begin in Austin.

Texas released its schedule for the 2022 baseball season on Thursday afternoon. The Longhorns will open their 127th season of baseball with a home game against Rice on Feb. 18.

UFCU Disch-Falk Field will host 31 of the 56 games on UT's schedule. The March matchups that feature Texas playing Tennessee, LSU and UCLA are part of the 2022 Shriners Children's College Classic at Minute Maid Park in Houston.

The Longhorns will play 18 games against eight teams that qualified for last season's NCAA Tournament. Like Texas, Tennessee made it to the 2021 College World Series.

Nine games against five schools from a Southeastern Conference that Texas will be joining in the near future are also on the schedule. Texas will host Alabama and Texas A&M, travel to South Carolina and meet Tennessee and LSU at a neutral location. Last season, Texas went 4-7 against SEC teams.

Texas went 50-17 in 2021 and made its 37th appearance in the College World Series. The Longhorns fell three wins short of a seventh national championship.

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Despite losing six players to the MLB Draft, the Texas dugout is still stocked with talent. Shortstop Trey Faltine, pitchers Tanner Witt and Tristan Stevens and designated hitter Ivan Melendez are among the Longhorns' key returnees.

2022 TEXAS BASEBALL SCHEDULE

  • Feb. 18-20: Rice
  • Feb. 22-23: at A&M-Corpus Christi
  • Feb. 25-27: Alabama
  • March 1: at Sam Houston State
  • March 4: Tennessee (Houston)
  • March 5: LSU (Houston)
  • March 6: UCLA (Houston)
  • March 8: at Texas State
  • March 9: Texas State
  • March 11-13: at South Carolina
  • March 15: at College of Charleston
  • March 16: at The Citadel
  • March 18-20: Incarnate Word
  • March 22: Central Arkansas
  • March 25-27: at Texas Tech
  • March 29: Texas A&M
  • April 1-3: at Oklahoma
  • April 5: UTRGV
  • April 8-10: TCU
  • April 12: Stephen F . Austin
  • April 14-16: at Kansas State
  • April 19-20: Air Force
  • April 22-24: Baylor
  • April 26: at UTRGV
  • April 29-May 1: Oklahoma State
  • May 3: Houston Baptist
  • May 6-8: at West Virginia
  • May 10: Texas Southern
  • May 17: Sam Houston State
  • May 19-21: Kansas

Texas will close out its fall schedule this week. The first pitch of the three-game Fall World Series is set for Thursday afternoon.