Texas baseball loses to Notre Dame in its 2022 College World Series opener

For Texas and Notre Dame, the 2022 College World Series gets underway on Friday night.

Texas is making its 38th appearance at the College World Series. Three of those trips to Omaha have come under the direction of David Pierce.

Notre Dame has reached the College World Series in 1957, 2002 and 2022. During its 1957 appearance on college baseball's biggest stage, Notre Dame recorded a 9-0 win over UT. That was the first of six all-time meetings between Texas and Notre Dame. Each team has won three times in this series.

Texas finished off by Notre Dame as Aggies await in an elimination game For the second straight year, Texas has dropped its opener at the College World Series. Last year, Texas was beaten 2-1 by Mississippi State in the first game of a trip to Omaha in which the Longhorns ended up playing five times. On Friday night, UT lost a 7-3 game to Notre Dame.

Solo home runs by Jared Miller and Carter Putz accounted for Notre Dame's first and final runs on Friday. The Irish also scored on two run-scoring singles, a groundout, a bunt and a balk.

Notre Dame left-hander John Michael Bertrand was credited with the win. Pete Hansen was tagged with the loss.

Notre Dame (41-15) advances to meet Oklahoma in the winner's bracket on Sunday night. Texas (47-21) must attempt to stave off elimination against Texas A&M on Sunday afternoon. Oklahoma (43-22) opened its stay in Omaha with a 13-8 win over Texas A&M (42-19).

Notre Dame moves within three outs of a big win in Omaha With Notre Dame nursing a 6-3 lead, reliever Jack Findlay cruised through the eighth inning. The left-handed Findlay struck out Ivan Melendez, got Murphy Stehly to fly out and forced Austin Todd to groundout. Melendez, Stehly and Todd all have right-handed bats and batting averages that top .320.

Texas reliever Tristan Stevens has kept this deficit manageable for the Longhorns. Thanks to a double play in the sixth session, Stevens faced the minimum amount of batters in the sixth, seventh and eighth innings.

Texas running out of outs in College World Series opener At the end of the seventh inning, UT is still facing a 6-3 deficit in its College World Series opener. Texas had scored in each of its last two innings but was held scoreless in the seventh session.

Notre Dame third baseman Jack Brannigan snagged two hard-hit line drives as the Longhorns attempted to get something going after the seventh-inning stretch. Texas eventually drew a two-out walk, which prompted a pitching change. Notre Dame freshman Jack Findlay then struck out Eric Kennedy to end the inning.