The Texas Longhorns, national number two seed entering the NCAA Division-I Baseball Championship tournament, sit in comfortable position after a 4-2 win Saturday over Louisiana-Lafayette moved the Longhorns to 2-0 and sent them to the finals of their regional in Austin. Rice and Louisiana-Lafayette will square off Saturday for the right to take on Texas. The winner must beat a rested Texas pitching staff on Sunday night and Monday to eliminate them.
TCU and Oklahoma sit in similar spots after wins on Saturday. Both schools are top seeds in their regionals and hosting. TCU will face the Sunday's Baylor-Arizona winner, and Oklahoma will see the winner of North Carolina and Oral Roberts. If Texas and TCU do win their regionals, the pair will face off in a best-of-three Super Regional for the right to qualify for the 2010 College World Series.
Texas A&M find themselves in the same difficult position as Baylor and Rice. A&M must knock off Dartmouth Sunday and sweep two from Miami (Fla) to advance. The 2010 College World Series begins on June 19 in Omaha.