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All content by Travis Hlavinka

Texas’ unlikely turnaround

Travis Hlavinka August 8, 2018

At first glance, Texas’ appearance at the College World Series was just a 0-2 outing — in other words, a disappointment. What the Longhorns’ quick elimination failed to show, though,...


Clemens, McKenzie take home multiple Texas baseball awards

Travis Hlavinka July 12, 2018

Following head coach David Pierce’s arrival at Texas two seasons ago, the Longhorn coaching staff began awarding annual team honors to highlight the successes of standout players at the conclusion...


Texas adds assistant coach in Sion

Travis Hlavinka July 4, 2018

Edrick Floréal, Texas’ newly hired track and field head coach, has wasted no time assembling his new staff. On Monday, Floréal announced the addition of Zeb Sion, 2018 USTFCCCA...

Hoffman wins Women’s Western Golf Association National Amateur Championship

Travis Hlavinka July 2, 2018

With all Texas sports in the offseason, junior golfer Emilee Hoffman is spending the year’s dead period winning championships. This past weekend, Hoffman won the historic Women’s Western...


Texas’ season comes to close in Omaha

Travis Hlavinka June 20, 2018

OMAHA, Neb. — At the hands of the Florida Gators’ pitching staff, the Texas offense suffocated. In their second game of the 2018 College World Series, offensive struggles eventually...


Sixth-inning meltdown pushes game out of reach for Texas

Travis Hlavinka June 18, 2018

Texas stood toe-to-toe with national powerhouse No. 5 Arkansas for five innings. Then the sixth inning started. The Longhorns and Razorbacks found themselves in a back-and-forth affair in the front...


Longhorns arrive in Omaha with aura of Augie all around them

Travis Hlavinka June 17, 2018

When Texas runs out on the field at TD Ameritrade Park for their first game of the College World Series Sunday afternoon, it will mark the program’s 36th appearance — a national record. But...


Texas punches ticket to College World Series

Travis Hlavinka June 11, 2018

The excitement was uncontainable for the Longhorns after senior first baseman Jake McKenzie secured the final out of Texas’ 5-2 game three victory over Tennessee Tech on Monday.  Every player...


Longhorns stay alive, Texas’ arms shut down Golden Eagles’ potent offense

Travis Hlavinka June 11, 2018

Texas will live to fight another day. In a win-or-go-home situation for game two of the Austin Super Regional against Tennessee Tech on Sunday, Texas desperately needed to win in order to keep its dreams...


Texas’ offense disappoints, Longhorns drop game one of Super Regional

Travis Hlavinka June 10, 2018

In what will probably be the lowest-scoring game of the series, Texas dropped game one to Tennessee Tech in the Austin Super Regional on Saturday. Tallying a final score of 5-4 in favor of the Golden...


Texas to face offensive juggernaut in Austin Super Regional

Travis Hlavinka June 9, 2018

All the cards have fallen perfectly in place for the Texas Longhorns thus far in the 2018 postseason. In doing so, however, they may have brought the most talented offensive team in college baseball...


Four Longhorns selected in 2018 MLB draft

Travis Hlavinka June 6, 2018

As Texas prepares to host a super regional against Tennessee Tech this weekend, four Longhorns received word they'd been selected in the 2018 MLB draft. Second baseman Kody Clemens, who is...


Texas advances to Super Regional in unruly Sunday night game

Travis Hlavinka June 4, 2018

For the first time in a college generation, Texas baseball fans can finally breathe a sigh of satisfaction. On Sunday night, Texas beat Indiana 3-2 on the heels of two stellar pitching performances....


Kingham dominates Texas A&M in ‘flu game’

Travis Hlavinka June 3, 2018

Even though he wasn’t physically well enough to suit up for Friday night’s game versus Texas Southern, nothing stopped junior starting pitcher Nolan Kingham from putting on a show Saturday...


Pitching leads Longhorns over Texas Southern in first regional win

Travis Hlavinka June 2, 2018

No. 1-seeded Texas did exactly what it was supposed to Friday night. The Longhorns went into the Austin Regional Tournament set to face the Texas Southern Tigers in the opening round. After having beaten...

Texas’s regional hosting bid takes hit as Horns fall in Big 12 Tournament

Travis Hlavinka May 28, 2018

Momentum can differ from game to game, but the emotional rollercoaster Texas is enduring is at an unusually high level. With a virtually guaranteed opportunity to host a regional, the Longhorns only...


Clemens walks off in spectacular fashion, Texas closes in on Big 12 title

Travis Hlavinka May 19, 2018

With a conference championship hanging in the balance, junior second baseman Kody Clemens stepped up to the plate. In the bottom of the ninth, Ellis showed up in a big way once again. With two outs,...


Kingham throws complete game in crucial victory over TCU

Travis Hlavinka May 18, 2018

In what may very well be his final home outing of his Longhorn career, junior starting pitcher Nolan Kingham pulled Texas one game closer to the top spot in the Big 12. On Thursday night, Kingham was...


Hamilton, Bocchi shine as Texas rolls over Texas State

Travis Hlavinka May 18, 2018

Sophomore shortstop David Hamilton continues to pile on the statistics against his hometown team. On Tuesday night, he added another spectacular performance to his highlight reel, going 4-5 on the night...


Hamilton’s walk-off grand slam lifts Longhorns over Texas State

Travis Hlavinka May 2, 2018

In a game where it seemed as if all hope was lost, David Hamilton delivered a moment that many fans will never see again and many more will never forget. On Tuesday night at UFCU Disch-Falk Field, Hamilton...

Texas drops series to West Virginia

Travis Hlavinka April 30, 2018

In a game No. 19 Texas undoubtedly needed to bolster their ranking and boost their overall outlook moving forward, the Longhorns came up short.   On Sunday afternoon, Texas played its final game...


Seventh-inning rally propels Texas to 11-6 win

Travis Hlavinka April 28, 2018

Late in Friday night’s game against West Virginia, the Longhorns were down but not out. Heading into the seventh inning, Texas trailed 6-3 and needed a spark to get itself back into contention....


Petrinsky, Ellis record all of Texas’ hits in 9-4 win

Travis Hlavinka April 25, 2018

On a beautiful April night, the conditions were ripe for a competitive night of baseball between two talented Texas teams. But when Texas hosted Houston on Tuesday night, the game turned sloppy in a hurry.  Texas...

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Clemens family makes $1 million donation to Texas baseball

Travis Hlavinka April 24, 2018

The $9 million goal set for creating a baseball enhancement project for the Longhorns is now one step closer to being fulfilled. On Tuesday, Texas athletic director Chris Del Conte announced that Roger...


Shugart deals in 3-1 win over New Orleans

Travis Hlavinka April 22, 2018

The long-awaited dominance of junior starting pitcher Chase Shugart seems to finally have arrived. On a gloomy Saturday afternoon, Texas fought hard to come away with a 3-1 victory. In contrast to the...


McGuire’s versatility key to Texas success

Travis Hlavinka April 20, 2018

For the second straight game, the Longhorns won a game with a starting position player taking the mound in the ninth inning. Tuesday night’s game was a tribute to senior first baseman Jake McKenzie,...


McKenzie plays all nine positions in Longhorn win

Travis Hlavinka April 18, 2018

On a night when multiple players registered six RBIs, none of them were the main story. Sometimes truly special games are reserved for truly special players. During a shortened seven-inning home game...


Texas overcomes deficit to take game two from Oklahoma

Travis Hlavinka April 15, 2018

It seems the Longhorns have a flair for the dramatic. After a Friday night finish in which the team came back in the top of the eighth to retake the lead and eventually win the game, Texas, down three...


Longhorns come back to steal game from Sooners

Travis Hlavinka April 14, 2018

The unusual is supposed to happen on Friday the 13, but Texas probably didn’t expect the first of its three-game series with rival Oklahoma to go quite the way it did. The Longhorns, who trailed...


Texas falls to A&M in College Station

Travis Hlavinka April 11, 2018

While the name Blue Bell Park may fill your mind with images of sweet soft serve, the result the Longhorns came away with Tuesday night wasn’t served so softly. The bubbles were flying and chants...


Hundreds show at Frank Erwin Center to honor late coach Augie Garrido

Travis Hlavinka April 10, 2018

The man who hired legendary baseball coach Augie Garrido in 1997, former Texas athletic director DeLoss Dodds, smiled as he spoke of something subtle that reminded him of his late friend early Monday afternoon. “When...

Shugart dominates as Texas takes Game 2 of Baylor series

Travis Hlavinka April 8, 2018

Early Saturday morning, a northern cold front blew in which dropped the temperature in Austin to the 40s. But the significant change in weather didn’t deter Texas’ red-hot junior starting pitcher...


Longhorns erase early deficit to win big over Baylor

Travis Hlavinka April 7, 2018

Watching at home, if you had looked at the box score two innings into the ballgame, chances are you’d have decided to watch highlights of the Masters or “Hawaii Five-0” rather than continuing...


Long ball leads Texas to 9-3 win over Texas A&M-Corpus Christi

Travis Hlavinka April 4, 2018

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — Although the Corpus Christi Harbor Bridge shone green and blue all through the night, it was the long ball that truly lit up the sky. At Whataburger Field on Tuesday, the...


Longhorns fly to Manhattan to face Wildcats

Travis Hlavinka March 29, 2018

The red-hot Longhorns look to continue their wave of success this weekend as they make the journey to Manhattan, Kansas, to face the Kansas State Wildcats (13–12, 0–3 Big 12) squad. Texas (16–10,...


Texas to travel to San Marcos for midweek affair

Travis Hlavinka March 27, 2018

Only 31 miles straight down I-35 separate the Longhorns and the (14-8-1) Texas State (14-8-1). But it feels like much more distance separates the two baseball programs. Texas leads the all-time series...


Unusual ejection highlights rubber match victory

Travis Hlavinka March 26, 2018

The snowball effect — a situation in which one action or event causes many other similar actions or events. The effect was present in a huge way for the Texas offense on Sunday afternoon. With...


Longhorns continue to stay hot with win over Bearkats

Travis Hlavinka March 21, 2018

On Tuesday night, Texas head baseball coach David Pierce eked out a win against his old team and the Longhorns furthered their current win streak to four games. The Texas Longhorns beat the Sam Houston...


Pierce to face former team in midweek contest

Travis Hlavinka March 20, 2018

Riding a three-game winning streak, Texas will face head coach David Pierce’s former team of three years. Tuesday night, the Longhorns will battle the Sam Houston State Bearkats in a mid-week game...


Henley, Ridgeway lead Longhorns over Kansas in shutout

Travis Hlavinka March 17, 2018

Texas seems to have found its stride entering conference play. After a five-game losing streak to end the nonconference season, the Longhorns are back on track. Texas (11–9) took the opening game...


Legendary Texas baseball coach Augie Garrido dead at 79

Travis Hlavinka March 15, 2018

Legendary Texas head baseball coach Augie Garrido passed away, Texas Athletics announced late Thursday morning. He was 79. Garrido had been recently hospitalized for what was described as a “very...


Texas drops fourth straight in 13-4 loss to Arkansas

Travis Hlavinka March 14, 2018

Even with junior catcher DJ Petrinksy’s two home runs, Texas was crushed by the Arkansas Razorbacks Tuesday night. After a Stanford series last weekend where Texas was routed three straight times,...

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Stanford dominates Texas, 7-1, in game two of series

Travis Hlavinka March 10, 2018

In a very different looking ball game from Thursday night, Texas struggled to get anything going offensively or on the mound against No. 7 Stanford on Friday. Once Stanford took the lead in the first inning,...


Longhorns overpower No. 7 Stanford in series opener, 8-6

Travis Hlavinka March 9, 2018

On a chilly Thursday night at UFCU Disch-Falk Field, Texas opened its series against No. 7 Stanford with a testy 8-6 win. The No. 23 Longhorns (9–4) displayed consistent plate battles, had an...


Longhorns host seventh-ranked Stanford for pivotal four-game series

Travis Hlavinka March 8, 2018

It’s another week and another formidable opponent on the Texas baseball schedule. Thursday night, No. 7 Stanford comes to Austin for a four-game series with No. 23 Texas at UFCU Disch-Falk Field. Stanford...

Texas recovers, routs Northwestern in doubleheader

Travis Hlavinka March 4, 2018

After what seemed like a surprise loss on Friday night, Texas was not shaken. Instead, the Longhorns were energized to return on Saturday and inflict some damage to Northwestern. In a doubleheader on...


Texas takes on Northwestern in four-game series

Travis Hlavinka March 2, 2018

At 5–3, the No. 23 Longhorns are not where they’d hoped to be at this point in the season. They’re not too far off, however. And with a four-game series against Northwestern looming this...


O’Donnell shuts down UTSA in 2-0 win

Travis Hlavinka February 28, 2018

After exploding for 11 runs in the final game of this past weekend’s series against LSU, Texas failed to match that offensive output in Tuesday night’s game against UTSA at UFCU Disch-Falk...


Texas avoids series sweep with 11-1 victory over LSU

Travis Hlavinka February 26, 2018

BATON ROUGE, Louisiana — Texas’ three-game series against LSU this weekend exhibited three different versions of Texas head coach David Pierce’s Longhorn squad. The first game was...


Texas blows early lead to fall in Game 2 against LSU, 10-5

Travis Hlavinka February 25, 2018

BATON ROUGE, Louisiana — It was almost impossible to think a game could sting as bad as the opening game of the LSU series Friday night, when the Longhorns were blown out, 13-4. Texas seemed to...


LSU dominates Texas in first game of series

Travis Hlavinka February 24, 2018

Texas junior infielder DJ Petrinsky threw around the word “sweep” this week prior to the Longhorns’ series with No. 23 LSU this weekend. That’s off the table. No. 19 Texas...


Texas crosses state lines for weekend battle with No. 23 LSU

Travis Hlavinka February 23, 2018

After playing Louisiana-Lafayette last weekend, No. 19 Texas will once again go head-to-head with a team from the Pelican State. This time, however, the Longhorns have a stiff test against No. 23 LSU for...


Texas can’t complete sweep of UL-Lafayette, drops final game 2-1

Travis Hlavinka February 19, 2018

In what was probably the least exciting and fulfilling game of the weekend, Texas failed to complete the series sweep of Louisiana-Lafayette on Sunday afternoon at UFCU Disch-Falk Field. The Longhorns...


Texas opens season versus Louisiana-Lafayette

Travis Hlavinka February 16, 2018

The wait is finally over. After wrapping up what Texas head coach David Pierce called the best fall he has ever had with a team, the Longhorns will finally be able to showcase what the 2018 version of...


Revamped roster brings promise to upcoming season

Travis Hlavinka February 13, 2018

If you tune into a Texas baseball game this year expecting to find a carbon copy of last year’s team, then you will be stunned. The Longhorns experienced a significant roster turnover at the end...


Alumni return to Austin for crack at 2018 Longhorns

Travis Hlavinka February 2, 2018

One of Texas’ time-honored traditions will take place yet again this weekend. On Saturday, Texas baseball will host its annual alumni game at UFCU Disch-Falk Field. The all-day affair will include...


Josh Sawyer puts past behind him, focuses on season ahead

Travis Hlavinka January 30, 2018

Friday, Jan. 26, was a big day for redshirt junior pitcher Josh Sawyer. Though it was overcast, it was the first time in years he found himself on UFCU Disch-Falk Field with nothing but blue skies ahead. Standing...


No. 8 Longhorns knock off Seminoles

Travis Hlavinka December 18, 2017

After last year’s battle between Texas and No. 12 Florida State ended with a double-overtime victory for the Longhorns, fans expected another firefight between the two schools on Sunday afternoon. They...


Longhorns to celebrate Erwin Center 40th anniversary against Louisiana Tech

Travis Hlavinka November 30, 2017

The No. 2 Longhorns will host Louisiana Tech on Thursday night celebrating a special occasion — the 40th anniversary of the Frank Erwin Center. The Erwin Center opened its door 40 years ago Wednesday....


Texas beats McNeese State in front of elementary crowd

Travis Hlavinka November 16, 2017

As the voices of shouting children filled the Frank Erwin Center on Wednesday afternoon, the Longhorns took care of business, defeating McNeese State, 100-34. It was elementary school day at The Drum,...


Top takeaways from Longhorns’ season opener

Travis Hlavinka November 13, 2017

The No. 2 Longhorns walked out of the Frank Erwin Center winners for the first time this season after their Sunday afternoon home opener against Stetson University with a score of 95-59. Here are...


Newcomers top headlines for 2017–18 season

Travis Hlavinka November 2, 2017

The Longhorns will have high expectations for the 2017–18 season, coming into the year ranked No. 6 in the nation per the AP Poll. Here are the top four storylines from Texas’ offseason following...


Texas women’s golf wins Big 12 Championship

Travis Hlavinka April 24, 2017

No. 23 Longhorns shined the brightest on the biggest stage of the season. The Longhorns won their first Big 12 Championship since 2011 this weekend and fourth in school history.  Since tying...


Longhorns look to roll into Big 12 Championship

Travis Hlavinka April 21, 2017

With the regular season at a close, every stroke now matters.  After finishing top-five in their past three tournaments, the scorching-hot No. 23 Longhorns are ready to put a stamp on their reinvigorated...

Longhorns seek redemption in Sunset, S.C.

Travis Hlavinka March 31, 2017

After falling out of the top 25, Texas seeks to change with the rising tide.  Since finishing fifth in the Dr. Donnis Thompson Invitational in Oahu, Hawaii, the No. 27 Longhorns are now at a crossroads...

Longhorns drop head-to-head battle against Texas Tech

Travis Hlavinka March 6, 2017

On a windy Sunday morning, the Longhorns dropped a 72-hole battle to Texas Tech in a head-to-head matchup in Lubbock, Texas.  As a team, the Longhorns carded a four-over par. Texas Tech shot six...


Schubert looks to continue excellence in Lubbock

Travis Hlavinka March 3, 2017

The past two tournaments for junior Sophia Schubert have been anything but lackluster.  Placing seventh in last weekend’s Allstate Sugar Bowl Intercollegiate marked the second-straight time...

Longhorns look to define season in New Orleans

Travis Hlavinka February 17, 2017

In the city known as “The Big Easy,” life is anything but that. The unique people of New Orleans work hard and overcome adversity in order to achieve their desires. The same can be said...


Texas women’s golf finishes strongly at UCF Challenge

Travis Hlavinka February 8, 2017

The No. 19 Longhorns opened up 2017 with a bang, finishing third in the UCF Challenge in Orlando. Texas fought back and progressed up the leaderboard following each round of competition. The Longhorns...


Texas nets third-place finish after dramatic final round

Travis Hlavinka October 19, 2016

Texas faced improbable odds entering the final round of the Betsy Rawls Invitational at the UT Golf Club Tuesday.  Sitting 14 strokes behind after the first two rounds of competition, the Longhorns...

Longhorns fall two spots in final days of tournament

Travis Hlavinka October 11, 2016

This weekend the No. 22 Longhorns participated in the Jim West Invitational in The Woodlands, Texas. The team finished Day 1 in second after shooting a 288 and then a 281, But the Longhorns ended the tournament...

Women’s golf looks to capitalize on strong start

Travis Hlavinka September 22, 2016

The 2016 non-conference tournament season is underway, and the Longhorns look to make a big splash before conference play begins.  Texas opened up its season at the Minnesota Invitational...

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