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■ Horned Frogs excited about Houston College Classic
College baseball will be showcased at the highest level this weekend at the Houston College Classic. Outside of the College World Series, this tournament is, in my opinion, the greatest college baseball tournament in the country. We just returned to the hotel from our Thursday practice session at Minute Maid Park. It's awesome to see our players so excited to play and work out on a major-league field. I just hope we haven't completely "trashed" our swings with everyone trying to hit balls into the Crawford Boxes during BP Thursday night.
■ Teams geared up for Tourney tussle (Houston Chronicle)
“Texas made Stanford look ordinary — amazing,” Graham said. “They looked like they could leap tall buildings in a single bound when we played them.”■ Weekend Preview: Houston College Classic (BurntOrangeNation)
Finally, Texas' Sunday opponent is Missouri in an always-fun non-conference game against a conference opponent. Maybe Augie pitches the guy he doesn't think is actually going to be the conference Sunday starter just so that Mizzou doesn't get an early look at him? That would be awfully sneaky.■ The eyes of college baseball are upon you (Bleacher Report)
If I had to pick a darkhorse for the Houston College Classic, it would have to be Texas Tech. The Red Raiders aren't exactly a baseball powerhouse but currently hold a 6-2 record and are averaging 9.4 runs per game. If they can keep with the solid bats, the boys from Lubbock might do damage.■ TCU enjoying its new power status (CollegeBaseball.Rivals.com)
“I think our guys now feel like we belong on the same field as programs like Texas, Fullerton and other perennial powers,” Schlossnagle said. “When you get in situations like the super regional and get mentioned in the same breath as programs like Texas and Fullerton, it can be a little intimidating for a program that hasn’t been to Omaha.”■ Senne's position switch leads to more power for Missouri baseball (Columbia Missourian)
“I think last year was just kind of unusual,” Senne said. “It wasn’t a very characteristic year for me. It happens, but I feel like I’m right back on track now.”■ Missouri built for success in 2010 (Maneater)
Two weeks into the new season, the Missouri baseball team has shown experience at the plate and on the mound is a recipe for success■ Crow eager to learn, prepared to soar (mlb.com)
Crow's a bright young man who majored in marketing at the University of Missouri. He also majored in pitching and he's pretty sharp at that, too.