Texas baseball plays 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 (47-20) 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 (40-15) 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.

In Omaha for the 38th time, Texas set for opener against Notre Dame. I'm in a love affair with Omaha and its baseball, charm and, oh yeah, Oscar's Wings.

The winner of this Texas-Notre Dame game advances to face Oklahoma in the winner's bracket on Sunday night. The loser will next attempt to stave off elimination against Texas A&M. Oklahoma (43-22) opened its stay in Omaha with a 13-8 win over Texas A&M (42-19).

Texas and Notre Dame's first pitch at Charles Schwab Field is scheduled for 6:15 p.m.

Douglas Hodo III, whose father won a national championship at Texas in 1983, singled in Dylan Campbell with one out. Before stealing second base, Campbell had reached base on a leadoff single.