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Softball

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...

Sophomore first baseman Reese Atwood hits the ball during Texas game against Northwestern State on March 1, 2024.

‘The Golden Retriever’ Reese Atwood shines as Texas sweeps Baylor

Zachary Davis, General Sports Reporter April 15, 2024

When describing a golden retriever, most refer to the dog as joyful, outgoing, trustworthy and easy to please.  But for No. 1 Texas softball head coach Mike White, he refers to sophomore slugger Reese...

Sophomore Viviana Martinez and freshman Kayden Henry reach for ball during game against Oklahoma on Friday.

No. 2/1 Texas softball beats No. RV/24 Baylor in alumni game

Lauren Hightower, General Sports Reporter April 13, 2024

With 47 Texas softball alumni in the stands, No. 2/1 Texas softball defeated No. RV/24 Baylor 9-6 after battling back and forth for runs.  Before the game started, former catcher Jacqueline Williams,...

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 defeats Texas State in intense mid-week game

Zach Davis, General Sports Reporter April 10, 2024

It was windy, cold and quiet. In a packed Red and Charline McCombs Field, you could hear a pin drop.   No. 25/22 Texas State, fresh off of their 35-minute bus drive, loaded the bases in the top of...

Sophomore Viviana Martinez and freshman Kayden Henry reach for ball during game against Oklahoma on Friday.

No. 4/5 Texas softball breaks No. 1 Oklahoma winning streak with series win

Lauren Hightower, General Sports Reporter April 8, 2024

No. 4/5 Texas broke No. 1 Oklahoma’s series winning streak ‘sooner’ than they might have expected.  Since 2011, the Sooners had not lost a series. But after a 2-1 defensive battle similar to...

Sophomore Viviana Martinez and freshman Kayden Henry reach for ball during game against Oklahoma on Friday.

No. 4/5 Texas defeats Oklahoma 2-1, ties series 1-1

Isa Almeida, Senior Sports Reporter April 7, 2024

Chants of “Texas Fight” fought those of “Boomer Sooner” as No. 4/5 Texas defeated No. 1 Oklahoma 2-1 at a sold out Red & Charline McCombs Field to even the series. The Texas crowd erupted...

Junior pitcher Mac Morgan prepares to throw the ball against Northwestern State on March 1, 2024.

No. 4/5 Texas softball learns from 5-2 loss to No. 1 Oklahoma

Lauren Hightower, General Sports Reporter April 6, 2024

The wind may have changed the direction of the ball in the air on Friday night, but the wind didn’t blow hard enough to knock down No. 1 Oklahoma softball from their high ranking. In a seven inning...

Junior pitcher Mac Morgan prepares to throw the ball against Northwestern State on March 1, 2024.

Burning with fire, No. 4/5 Texas looks to claim its waters on the Red River

Zach Davis, General Sports Reporter April 5, 2024

Two years ago, Texas and Oklahoma faced off on college softball’s biggest stage. It was the national championship.  With arguably the biggest rivalry in the softball realm, it was the biggest stage...

No. 2 Texas shut out in Stillwater, but stay positive for No. 1 Oklahoma

No. 2 Texas shut out in Stillwater, but stay positive for No. 1 Oklahoma

Zach Davis, General Sports Reporter March 30, 2024

No. 2 Texas softball concluded their series with No. 8/10 Oklahoma State with a 3-0 loss in Stillwater, Oklahoma. “They play really well at home,” head coach Mike White said. “They’re tough...

The Texas Softball team waits for sophomore Reese Atwood at home plate after she hit a home run on Feb. 23, 2024. Atwood had 2 hits and 2 runs at this game against Colorado State to contribute to the Longhorns 7-0 win in the Lone Star State Invitational.

No. 2 Texas softball bounces back, beats No. 8/10 Oklahoma State 2-1

Zach Davis, General Sports Reporter March 30, 2024

No. 2 Texas softball bounced back from being shut out for the first time all season to beat the Cowgirls 2-1. On Thursday, No. 8/10 Oklahoma State defeated Texas 5-0. Texas came away with the win, but...

Freshman Pitcher Teagan Kavan smiles and holds her horns up as her name is called prior to the game against NSU on March 1, 2024.

No. 2/2 Texas softball pitching struggles in 0-5 loss against No. 8/10 Oklahoma State

Lauren Hightower, General Sports Reporter March 29, 2024

Home runs have worked in No. 2/2 Texas softball’s favor this season, but in a 0-5 loss against No. 8/10 Oklahoma State Thursday night, home runs left Texas playing catch-up. Before the Longhorn’s...

Bella Dayton’s claim to Texas softball

Bella Dayton’s claim to Texas softball

Zach Davis, General Sports Reporter March 28, 2024

You can’t miss the tattoo on Bella Dayton’s left arm.  It covers the entirety of the inside of her left bicep. The black letters with green trim are written in cursive Italian to honor her family...

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