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June 4, 2014

Super Regionals features seven former local players

— Southeast Texas Is going to be well represented this weekend as the NCAA puts on the DI Baseball Super Regionals.

A total of seven players with area ties are headed to three of the two-team tournaments. Super regional winners move on to play in the 68th College World Series starting on June 14 at TD Ameritrade Park in Omaha, Neb.

The first game with a Southeast Texas flavor matches Houston (48-16) at Texas (41-19). Texas and Houston first play at 3 p.m. Friday (ESPN 2), then face off again at 1 p.m. Saturday (ESPN). Game 3, if necessary, is set  for 1 p.m.  Sunday (ESPN).

There will be three players from the area with college jerseys on, and two of them do their work on the mound.

Former Bridge City Cardinals ace Jake Lemoine is 6-7 on the year for the UH with 85 strike outs and 27 walks in 102 innings. He holds a 2.65 ERA. Bubba Maxwell, a graduate of Vidor High School, has appeared in 14 games for the Cougars and has a 3.47 ERA with 20 strike outs and four walks.

Orangefield graduate Jacob Felts has been the starting catcher in 13 games for the Longhorns this season. He has six RBI on the year and is batting .214.

Bridge City baseball fans should be very excited to watch the University of Louisiana-Lafayette (57-8) play host to the Ole Miss Rebels (44-18).

Three former Cardinals players are in the series that starts at 7 p.m. Saturday (ESPN2) and picks back up at 8 p.m. Sunday. Game 3, if necessary will be played at 6 p.m. Monday (ESPN2).

The Cajuns have two of the BC exes in pitchers Matt Hicks and Hayden Guidry. Guidry was redshirted this year but Hicks is a star for ULL. He will leave the campus after this season as the team’s all-time career saves leader. This year he has started four games and carries an 8-1 record with one save in 24 appearances. He has only given up 12 runs and 11 walks in 44 innings and has struck out 41 batters. Hicks has a 1.43 ERA.

Cameron Dishon will be on the opposing side of the field and is also a former star at Bridge City. Dishon has played in 32 games and spends most of his time on the basepaths as a pinch runner. He only has 14 at bats this year but has scored seven runs. The speedy outfielder also has an .857 fielding percentage.

Last but not least is Oklahoma State’s Hunter Hagler who played for Kyle Green at Vidor. The Cowboys are 48-16 and host UC Irvine (38-23) starting at 8:30 Friday (ESPNU). Game 2 is set for 9 p.m. Saturday (ESPNU) while Game 3, if necessary, is set for 8 p.m. Sunday (ESPNU).

Hagler is batting .227 this year and has played in 14 games. He has belted a home run and has scored four times in 22 plate appearances.

 

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