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Softball

Looking back and moving forward: Texas softball season recap

Looking back and moving forward: Texas softball season recap

Lauren Hightower, Senior Sports Reporter June 13, 2024

Record-breaking, dominant and growing.  These are some words used to describe Texas softball’s program after its 2024 season.   The Longhorns started the season with a bang, going on an 11-game...

Changing the game: Texas and Oklahoma softball transition into the SEC

Changing the game: Texas and Oklahoma softball transition into the SEC

Lauren Hightower, Senior Sports Reporter June 13, 2024

The two softball teams that played in the 2024 Women’s College World Series championship series, Texas and Oklahoma, are not just moving conferences and joining the SEC: They are looking to change the...

No. 1/1 Texas softball showed ‘Texas fight’ in championship loss to No. 2/2 Oklahoma

No. 1/1 Texas softball showed ‘Texas fight’ in championship loss to No. 2/2 Oklahoma

Lauren Hightower, Senior Sports Reporter June 7, 2024

Freshman infielder Katie Stewart stood at the plate, the championship riding on her bat. The stadium was packed with around 12,000 Sooner fans engulfing the burnt orange section in the stands and creating...

No. 1/1 Texas softball falls in Women’s College World Series championship series opener to No. 2/2 Oklahoma

No. 1/1 Texas softball falls in Women’s College World Series championship series opener to No. 2/2 Oklahoma

Lauren Hightower, Senior Sports Reporter June 6, 2024

In the Women’s College World Series championship series opener against No. 2/2 Oklahoma, No. 1/1 Texas softball looked flustered in an 8-3 loss. With a roaring red crowd that was only spurred on by...

No. 1/1 Texas softball heads to Women’s College World Series championship series after win against No. 8/8 Stanford

No. 1/1 Texas softball heads to Women’s College World Series championship series after win against No. 8/8 Stanford

Lauren Hightower, Senior Sports Reporter June 3, 2024

All Texas softball needed was one run. No. 8/8 Stanford made No. 1/1 Texas work for it. After facing the Longhorns late last week and twice earlier in the season, the Cardinals were very familiar...

No. 1/1 Texas softball dominates in mercy rule win against No. 7/5 Florida

No. 1/1 Texas softball dominates in mercy rule win against No. 7/5 Florida

Lauren Hightower, Senior Sports Reporter June 1, 2024

A few days following senior outfielder Bella Dayton’s birthday, No. 1/1 Texas softball got her a 10-0 dominant win against No. 7/5 Florida, ending after five innings.  It was the birthday girl in...

Kavan becomes first freshman pitcher in Texas softball history to throw shutout game in Women’s College World Series as Texas beats Stanford

Kavan becomes first freshman pitcher in Texas softball history to throw shutout game in Women’s College World Series as Texas beats Stanford

Lauren Hightower, Senior Sports Reporter May 31, 2024

On the No. 1/1 Texas softball team, two freshmen dominated in a 4-0 shutout against No. 8/8 Stanford.  Freshman outfielder Kayden Henry and freshman pitcher Teagan Kavan have grown together on the...

No. 1 Texas softball hitting hard in 5-2 win against Iowa State

No. 1 Texas softball hitting hard in 5-2 win against Iowa State

Lauren Hightower, General Sports Reporter April 28, 2024

In a 5-2 win against Iowa State, the game started as usual: No. 1 Texas softball lined up near home plate, their burnt orange uniforms matching the color of the infield. But in this game, the burnt...

Home Run Heroes: Truist program gives $100 to Developing Neighborhood Athletes fund for each Texas softball home run

Home Run Heroes: Truist program gives $100 to Developing Neighborhood Athletes fund for each Texas softball home run

Lauren Hightower, General Sports Reporter April 24, 2024

Home runs can not only make an impact on the outcome of a softball game, but also on the community.  With every home run hit during Texas softball’s season, Truist Bank donates $100 to the Developing...

Senior Estelle Czech pitches during Texas game against Houston Christian on Feb. 21, 2024.

Longhorn lefty keeps dueling for No. 1 Texas

Joseph Mireles, General Sports Reporter April 22, 2024

Fire, intensity and passion are all characteristics of how Texas softball senior pitcher Estelle Czech plays the game of softball. When Czech is in the circle, it is certainly a sight to see, zeroing in...

Sophomore pitcher Citlaly Gutierrez prepares to pitch on Sunday, March 3, 2024. Gutierrez had a season high of seven strikeouts during this game against Hofstra.

Texas completes third consecutive sweep as they shut out Kansas 7-0

Zach Davis, General Sports Reporter April 22, 2024

No. 1 Texas brought out its brooms as they completed the sweep against Kansas, shutting out the Jayhawks 7-0 in the final game of the series.  It was just the third time that Kansas has been shut out...

Infielder Joely Mitchell runs to home base to score a point for the Longhorns during Texas game against Texas State on April 10.

Texas softball takes game one against Kansas to continue hot streak

Zach Davis, General Sports Reporter April 20, 2024

It looked like No. 1 Texas softball was on the brink of derailment. In one week, Texas had lost three games to the state just north of the border. From March 28 - April 5, the Longhorns doubled their...

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