Official newspaper of the University of Texas at Austin

The Daily Texan

Official newspaper of the University of Texas at Austin

The Daily Texan

Official newspaper of the University of Texas at Austin

The Daily Texan

2011-04-20_Softball_Versus_TWU_Trent

Luna leads Longhorns to win over Bears

Sara Beth Purdy April 28, 2011

Sophomore all-American pitcher Blaire Luna tied for the lead in the NCAA for complete game shutouts. Luna fired her 14th shutout of the season and 25th of her career in the Longhorns’ 3-0 victory...

2011-04-27_Softball_vs_UTSA

Thom scores winning run in extra innings thriller

Chris Hummer April 27, 2011

Extra innings are where teams show their mental toughness and mettle on the diamond; the Longhorns showed theirs prevailing in the eighth inning 2-1 over UTSA. “Our team has so much heart,...

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Feight uses experience to lead young Horns

Sara Beth Purdy April 26, 2011

When Raygan Feight steps up to the plate, the crowd takes notice. Instead of the traditional stadium chant of “Texas Fight,” the crowd shows its support for the senior with an enthusiastic...

2011-04-20_Softball_Versus_TWU_Trent

Longhorns offense powers its way to series sweep of Texas Tech

Chris Hummer April 25, 2011

Texas just keeps rolling in Big 12 play, and it doesn’t seem that anything can stop them, even a 5-1 deficit against the best hitting team in the country. The Longhorns found themselves down...

2011-04-20_Softball_Versus_TWU_Trent

Fox continues to excel as Luna’s backup in pitching rotation

Chris Hummer April 21, 2011

In what has become normal for Texas, starter Rachel Fox came out and threw heat to shut down the Texas Woman’s University offense in her sixth shutout of the year. Fox was dominant in the...

2011-04-20_Softball_Versus_TWU_Trent

Longhorn defense preserves another shutout

Sara Beth Purdy April 21, 2011

The Longhorns seem to have two personalities. Exactly 24 hours after cruising to an 8-0 shutout victory against UT Arlington in a shortened five-inning game, Texas (39-4) took seven innings to beat...

2011-04-19_Softball_vs_UTA_Shannon

Craig comes up big with two homers, rediscovers swing

Sara Beth Purdy April 20, 2011

Last season, junior outfielder Courtney Craig set the Texas single-season home run record with 13. However, an early season injury benched the California native for most of nonconference play. So...

Craig comes up big with two homers, rediscovers swing

Sara Beth Purdy April 20, 2011

Last season, junior outfielder Courtney Craig set the Texas single-season home run record with 13. However, an early season injury benched the California native for most of nonconference play. So...

Home runs pace Longhorns as team rides past Mavericks

Chris Hummer April 20, 2011

The Longhorns came out fast against UT-Arlington, putting up six runs in the first inning on their way to another run rule-shortened game. Freshman Brejae Washington got the fireworks started for...

Freshmen providing spark for successful Longhorns

Sara Beth Purdy April 19, 2011

There are only 15 people on the Texas roster this season, making it one of the smallest teams in the country. Of those 15, five are freshmen and four are sophomores, which makes it a very young...

Texas rewrites record book vs. Cyclones

Sara Beth Purdy April 18, 2011

The Longhorns rewrote several pieces of the school record book in their two-game sweep of Iowa State during the weekend. First, Texas senior Amy Hooks moved up to third in career homers, with a two-run...

Pitching and defense nearly perfect in win

Chris Hummer April 15, 2011

Coming off of a very disappointing loss to Stephen F. Austin on Wednesday, the Longhorns came out motivated. Thanks to a one-hitter from freshman Rachel Fox and some stellar defensive plays, they were...