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Texas’ unlikely turnaround

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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’

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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...