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Official newspaper of The University of Texas at Austin

The Daily Texan

Official newspaper of The University of Texas at Austin

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Softball

Meet Texas softball’s newcomers

Meet Texas softball’s newcomers

January 23, 2023

No. 14 Texas softball added seven new players to the roster, including five true freshmen and two transfers. The Horns 2022 signing class ranks 12th nationally, according to Extra Inning.  Maddie Pomykalski Pomykalski...

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Softball coach Mike White already building Texas legacy after 4th year

July 21, 2022

Editor’s note: This article first appeared in the July 19, 2022 flipbook. As a man who coaches a female sport, Mike White, Texas softball head coach, might seem a bit out of place to the untrained...

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How Texas softball used 2021 finish to fuel 2022 run to WCWS finals

June 23, 2022

After being eliminated from the 2021 postseason by Oklahoma State, Texas softball entered the 2022 season with something to prove. Fueled by offseason acquisitions like pitchers Hailey Dolcini and Estelle...

Longhorns drop Women’s College World Series finals to dominant Oklahoma

Longhorns drop Women’s College World Series finals to dominant Oklahoma

June 10, 2022

Texas entered Thursday 6–0 when facing elimination in the NCAA Tournament. But win number seven proved to be elusive due to a talented and determined Oklahoma softball squad that simply would not be...

Texas storms back in winner-take-all game against Oklahoma State, reaches program’s 1st Women’s College World Series finals

Texas storms back in winner-take-all game against Oklahoma State, reaches program’s 1st Women’s College World Series finals

June 7, 2022

Texas softball was unseeded in the NCAA Tournament. After eliminating ranked teams in  Washington, Arkansas and now Oklahoma State, Texas continued its improbable postseason run, becoming the first unseeded...

Oklahoma gets to Dolcini early, hands Texas 1st loss of Women’s College World Series

Oklahoma gets to Dolcini early, hands Texas 1st loss of Women’s College World Series

June 4, 2022

Taking on 55–2, No. 1 Oklahoma just a 30-minute drive from the Sooners’ campus, Texas softball faced a tough task in its second game of the Women’s College World Series on Saturday. With Sooner...

Texas gets revenge, beats UCLA in Women’s College World Series opener

Texas gets revenge, beats UCLA in Women’s College World Series opener

June 3, 2022

On Feb. 19, Texas was in a major slump. Facing then-No. 3 UCLA in Clearwater, Florida, the Longhorns sent out freshman Sophia Simpson to pitch in only her second career start for Texas. While Simpson kept...

Pitcher Sophia Simpson throws the first pitch of the inning. Texas played McNeese State at Red & Charline McCombs Field on February 16, 2022.

Texas takes down Arkansas in Super Regional finale, reaches 6th Women’s College World Series

May 28, 2022

With runners on second and third and no outs, freshman Sophia Simpson stared down senior designated player Linnie Malkin from the mound with the season on the line. Chants of “Woo Pig Sooie!” rang...

Dolcini’s gutsy pitching keeps Texas softball alive against Arkansas in Super Regional

Dolcini’s gutsy pitching keeps Texas softball alive against Arkansas in Super Regional

May 28, 2022

The weary right arm of graduate transfer pitcher Hailey Dolcini continues to be the deciding factor between a Women’s College World Series berth and a trip home in defeat for Texas softball. Dolcini...

Pitcher Sophia Simpson throws the first pitch of the inning. Texas played McNeese State at Red & Charline McCombs Field on February 16, 2022.

In failure, success, Texas softball sticks together, creates family

May 9, 2022

Texas softball entered the season as a group of relative strangers, with new faces and program legends intertwined in the hunt for a common goal: a 2022 Women’s College World Series berth. Early struggles...

Softball bids farewell to seniors, plans to honor at last home game of season

Softball bids farewell to seniors, plans to honor at last home game of season

May 8, 2022

Editor's note: This article first appeared in the May 3, 2022 flipbook. As Texas softball takes its final strides of the spring season, the team will say a reluctant farewell to three Longhorn super...

Pitcher Sophia Simpson throws the first pitch of the inning. Texas played McNeese State at Red & Charline McCombs Field on February 16, 2022.

Texas offense puts on home run show in Lubbock for softball series sweep

May 1, 2022
Six Longhorns hit six home runs in the series as Texas’ bats came alive this weekend, in a promising switch from the Longhorns’ usual path to victory.
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