Minute Maid Park, Houston

Minute Maid Park, Houston


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HOUSTON — Fans wanting a taste of the College World Series without going to Omaha in June could head out to Minute Maid Park this weekend, where five of the six teams involved in the Shriner’s College Classic are ranked in the top 15 of the D1Baseball Top 25 rankings.

To get fans ready for the weekend, we take an in-depth look at Baylor, LSU, Ole Miss, TCU, Texas A&M and Texas Tech. We dissect impact freshmen, prospects and look at what each team needs to do to be successful this weekend and moving forward the rest of the season.


What’s good

The Bears were not a scary offensive team last season, hitting well below .300 for the season. But this year’s team is confidence and has been a different story thus far, hitting .339 entering the tournament. BU might not be an overwhelming lineup from a power standpoint, but it has received production from different parts of the lineup. For instance, T.J. Raguse and Steve McLean, both hitting in the mid-200s have gotten big hits and are still hitting near the top of the lineup, while even Tucker Cascadden, who hits near the bottom of the order, has gotten into action at times. Clearly, though, this team is led at the plate by physical freshman Shea Langliers, Kameron Esthay and Richard Cunningham, who’s made major strides with some power and an average over .400.

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