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CU baseball seeks to seal tourney bid

KINGSVILLE, Texas  Coach Brady Huston and the Cameron baseball players get a little upset when they see their 15-28 overall record and a 5-15 Lone Star Conference record, and that only seems to motivate them to finish the season as strong as possible to try and set a firm foundation for the future.

The final series starts at 6 p.m. Friday for a nine-inning contest. Saturday the teams will play a 1 p.m. doubleheader and then close the series Sunday at 1 p.m. in another single game.

The Aggies have endured some tough times with several players leaving the program and others being removed for not following the rules that Huston has put in place to try and get the discipline established both on the practice field and in the classroom.

And while their record isn't fun to look at, there is still good news; the Aggies have a great chance to make the Lone Star Conference Tournament. Cameron comes into this final series in sixth place, and final spot in the tournament. However, Texas-Permian Basin is in seventh at 3-17 and it only takes simple math to highlight the prospects that could emerge in regards to the tournament field.

Ironically, the four teams fighting for the final three tournament spots are meeting each other this weekend. Cameron is facing fourth-place A&M-Kingsville (11-9) while Permian Basin is facing Eastern New Mexico (5-15).

If Cameron can take at least one game from the Javs, it would pretty much eliminate Permian Basin. However, if the Aggies can take a pair of wins they might be able to slip past ENMU into fifth depending on the how the Greyhounds and Mustangs fare.

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