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Texas baseball goes to the College World Series: Complete coverage of Longhorns in Omaha

Austin American-Statesman

On Friday, Texas baseball will start play in the Longhorns' 38th College World Series, which is more than half of the 75 times that the tournament has been staged. Texas starts play versus Notre Dame after coming from behind last weekend to defeat East Carolina in a super regional hosted by the Pirates.

David Pierce's squad is led by starting pitchers Pete Hansen and Lucas Gordon and potential college baseball player of the year Ivan Melendez, who leads the country in home runs this year with 32.

Staff writers and columnists have been along for the ride for the season for the Longhorns, which started the season as the No. 1 team and an 11-0 record before hitting a midseason slump. Texas rallied late in conference play and made it to the Big 12 tournament's championship game before falling to fellow CWS competitor Oklahoma.

How did Texas baseball advance to the 2022 College World Series?

Advancing out of its own regional with a three-game sweep of teams, the Longhorns dug out of a game one loss in Greenville, N.C. with back-to-back wins, punctuated with a 11-1 win over East Carolina Sunday.

Here's a look at the American-Statesman's NCAA tournament coverage. This page will be updated throughout the Longhorns' stay in Omaha.

Texas Longhorns baseball play in Austin Regional

Game 1:'I would have drawn it up just like it happened': Texas routs Air Force in regional opener

Game 2:Slew of singles and Tristan Stevens lead Texas to a regional win over Louisiana Tech

Game 3:'I hope they win the whole thing': Texas moves on after beating Air Force for regional crown

Golden: Texas 'program guy' Tristan Stevens provided calm, intangibles in regional win

Golden: Air Force left lasting impression on Texas baseball in defeat

Bohls: Texas' Ivan Melendez says he's chasing an Omaha trip, not home run history

Bohls: Texas goes with Pete Hansen against Air Force's top gun and Falcons' mindset

Bohls: Skyler Messinger fits right in for Texas baseball team even if he's not always noticed

Texas Longhorns baseball play in East Carolina in Greenville Super Regional

Preview of series:Texas should brace for super regional craziness in East Carolina's 5,000-seat 'Jungle'

Game 1:Texas falls into early super regional hole with late collapse in Game 1 at East Carolina

Game 2:Dylan Campbell saves Texas' season with walk-off winner in East Carolina super regional

Game 3:'This is what I wanted': Tristan Stevens leads Texas back to Omaha with a standout start

Golden: How Texas baseball ignored the undertaker to force Game 3 in Greenville

Bohls: Texas baseball playing once again like preseason No. 1 team heading into supers

Bohls: No relief for Texas baseball team in a super regional blowout loss to East Carolina

Texas Longhorns 2022 College World Series baseball coverage

Golden: Old rivalries are being renewed at the College World Series

Bohls: Texas baseball team overcomes all obstacles to return to Omaha — yeah, again

Bohls: Texas baseball is back in Omaha, but do you know where your Horns are?

CWS predictions: Experts pick every College World Series game and NCAA baseball champion

Bohls: Texas baseball is back in Omaha, but do you know where your Horns are?

Bohls: In Schlossnagle, Texas A&M baseball found missing link right in front of its face

Bohls: I'm in a love affair with Omaha and its baseball, charm and, oh yeah, Oscar's Wings

Danny Davis:In Omaha for the 38th time, Texas set for College World Series opener against Notre Dame

Player of the year:Texas wins its fifth Dick Howser Trophy as Ivan Melendez is honored as college baseball's best

Augie Garrido: Former UT coach remains a bona fide all-star and key mentor for OU coach

Game 1:Notre Dame eases past Texas, pushing Longhorns to the brink of CWS elimination

Bohls: Texas' offense takes a step backward in CWS loss against battle-tested Notre Dame