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

All content by Vicente Montalvo
David Pierce and Texas look forward to competing in College World Series

David Pierce and Texas look forward to competing in College World Series

June 17, 2021

In his 32nd year of coaching baseball, Texas head coach David Pierce is taking the Longhorns to the College World Series for the second time in his five-year tenure with the program. After advancing...

Longhorns walk off against South Florida to open Super Regional

Longhorns walk off against South Florida to open Super Regional

June 13, 2021

The raucous Longhorn fans at UFCU Disch-Falk Field went silent Saturday night when South Florida tied the opening game of the Austin Super Regional in the top of the ninth inning off a 2-run homer that...

Texas advances to Super Regionals following Hansen’s dominant performance

Texas advances to Super Regionals following Hansen’s dominant performance

June 7, 2021

Pete Hansen set the tone for the entire game in the first inning of the NCAA Austin Regional Championship on Sunday night. Up 1-2 on the count, the redshirt freshman pitcher gunned a fastball at Fairfield’s...

Texas offense leads Longhorns to victory at first game of Austin Regional

Texas offense leads Longhorns to victory at first game of Austin Regional

June 4, 2021

Ivan Melendez wasn’t in the starting lineup for Texas’ final game of the Big 12 Tournament, with head coach David Pierce citing his need for a mental break. But in the first inning of the Longhorns’...

Texas eliminated from 2021 Phillips 66 Big 12 Baseball Championship

Texas eliminated from 2021 Phillips 66 Big 12 Baseball Championship

May 29, 2021

In the top of the ninth inning, Texas head coach David Pierce turned to his bullpen and brought on freshman Aaron Nixon to keep the Oklahoma State offense from scoring a game-winning run. Instead of getting...

Texas narrowly advances to tournament semifinals with 3-2 win over West Virginia

Texas narrowly advances to tournament semifinals with 3-2 win over West Virginia

May 29, 2021

In the top of the ninth inning, as the Longhorns tried to hold onto a one run lead, head coach David Pierce put his faith in freshman pitcher Tanner Witt. Throughout the season, Pierce has turned to Witt...

Texas falls 5-1 in opening game of 2021 Phillips 66 Big 12 Baseball Championship

Texas falls 5-1 in opening game of 2021 Phillips 66 Big 12 Baseball Championship

May 27, 2021

Texas found itself in a familiar position Wednesday night: down multiple runs late in the ballgame. With runners on first and second base in the seventh inning and only one out, the Longhorns looked as...

No. 6 Texas runs past Texas State 4-1

No. 6 Texas runs past Texas State 4-1

May 4, 2021

Texas only needed three more outs to secure the victory against the Bobcats for the third and final game during this regular season. For the Longhorns, it was time to turn to the bullpen once again and...

No. 3 Texas baseball drops series opener 6-3 against No. 11 Texas Tech

No. 3 Texas baseball drops series opener 6-3 against No. 11 Texas Tech

April 30, 2021
The No. 3 Texas baseball team dropped a Friday game for the first time this season as they fell to Big 12 rival No. 11 Texas Tech 6-3 at UFCU Disch Falk Field.
Longhorns bounce back from Sunday loss, defeat Incarnate Word 5-3

Longhorns bounce back from Sunday loss, defeat Incarnate Word 5-3

April 27, 2021

In the top of the eighth inning with runners on third and first, head coach David Pierce made his way to the mound to calm the nerves of freshman pitcher Tanner Witt. The only way the Longhorns were going...

Pitching lifts Texas to 14th consecutive victory

Pitching lifts Texas to 14th consecutive victory

April 21, 2021

In the ninth inning with one out, head coach David Pierce had a difficult decision to make — let his starting pitcher complete a full game, or turn to the bullpen? Pierce ultimately chose the latter,...

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Texas baseball offense does just enough to defeat Abilene Christian 3-1

April 17, 2021
After taking the lead in the 7th inning, the Texas baseball team never looked back and defeated the Abilene Christian Wildcats 3-1 on Saturday.
Ivan Melendez on track to break home run history

Ivan Melendez on track to break home run history

April 15, 2021

Editor's Note: This article first appeared in the April 13 issue of The Daily Texan. Last season, Ivan Melendez played in the NJCAA for Odessa College and batted .354 through 22 games. This year, Melendez...

Late-game offense lifts Texas to 6-5 victory over Nevada in series finale

Late-game offense lifts Texas to 6-5 victory over Nevada in series finale

April 14, 2021

With the game tied in the bottom of the eighth inning, head coach David Pierce needed the Texas bats, which had been relatively spotty all night, to create some magic. Redshirt freshman outfielder Douglas...

Texas downs Nevada 4-3 for 9th straight victory

Texas downs Nevada 4-3 for 9th straight victory

April 14, 2021

With a one-run lead in the top of the ninth inning, head coach David Pierce turned to the bullpen, something he had done all night. Freshman pitcher Aaron Nixon took the mound and managed to get two routine...

Home runs and stellar pitching help Texas sweep Kansas State 9-2

Home runs and stellar pitching help Texas sweep Kansas State 9-2

April 12, 2021

The No. 4-ranked Texas baseball team completed their second Big 12 series sweep with a 9-2 win over Kansas State on Sunday afternoon, tying their season-high win streak of eight games. After winning...

New infield helps secure series victory against Kansas State 15-1

New infield helps secure series victory against Kansas State 15-1

April 10, 2021

After having relied on a big eighth inning to secure the victory in game one against Kansas State, the Longhorns decided to jump out of the gates swinging and never slowed down, defeating the Wildcats...

Big 8th inning lifts Texas baseball to 13-6 victory over Wildcats

Big 8th inning lifts Texas baseball to 13-6 victory over Wildcats

April 10, 2021
The Texas baseball team finished the inning with eight runs total to secure the series-opening victory against Kansas State in a hard-fought 13-6 contest on Friday.
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Texas baseball downs Lumberjacks 9-1 for fifth-straight victory

April 8, 2021
The No. 4-ranked Texas baseball team extended its win streak to five games on Wednesday night as it downed Stephen F. Austin 9-1 at UFCU Disch-Falk Field.
No. 4 Longhorns’ offense explodes in 14-4 win over Texas A&M Corpus Christi

No. 4 Longhorns’ offense explodes in 14-4 win over Texas A&M Corpus Christi

April 7, 2021

Coming off an impressive three-game conference sweep against the Jayhawks, Texas picked up where it left off Tuesday night at UFCU Disch-Falk Field. The Longhorns manhandled Texas A&M Corpus Christi...

Longhorns down Jayhawks 11-2, secure first conference sweep of season

Longhorns down Jayhawks 11-2, secure first conference sweep of season

April 3, 2021
The Texas baseball team completed its first conference sweep of the season with Saturday’s 11–2 victory over the Kansas Jayhawks.
Horns secure series win, shut out Jayhawks 7-0

Horns secure series win, shut out Jayhawks 7-0

April 3, 2021

The Texas baseball team secured a conference series victory for the third-straight weekend as the No.5 Longhorns routed the Jayhawks in Lawrence, Kansas. Redshirt junior Tristan Stevens had arguably...

Longhorn baseball fails to sweep Sooners, fall 3-2 in series finale

Longhorn baseball fails to sweep Sooners, fall 3-2 in series finale

March 28, 2021

The Texas baseball team entered the bottom of the ninth inning during Sunday’s game needing two runs to sweep Oklahoma for the first time since 2014. Redshirt freshman infielder Trey Faltine stepped...

Texas offense ensures Red River Rivalry series win

March 27, 2021

In Saturday’s game against Oklahoma, the Longhorns were down 4-3 through five innings, having never led in the ballgame. Then, the experienced redshirt junior infielder duo of Cam Williams and Zach Zubia...

Longhorn baseball walks off in extra innings in Red River classic

March 27, 2021

In the bottom of the eleventh inning, freshman infielder Mitchell Daly managed to stay patient and draw a critical walk. With two outs and the game on the line, redshirt freshman outfielder Douglas Hodo...

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Nixon holds on once again as Texas holds on 4-3 over Baylor for 8th straight win

March 21, 2021

In the ninth inning at Baylor Ballpark, after a solo home run turned the game into a one run game, head coach David Pierce decided to keep freshman pitcher Aaron Nixon in the game after coming on to start...

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Patience at the plate lifts Texas in Big 12 opener

March 20, 2021

The No. 10 Texas Longhorns opened Big 12 conference play with a bang in a 5-3 victory against Baylor in Waco on Friday night.  Throughout the season, head coach David Pierce has discussed the ability...

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Longhorns complete sweep of Gamecocks in 8–5 victory

March 15, 2021

The No. 19 Longhorns beat No. 12 South Carolina 8–5 Sunday afternoon at UFCU Disch-Falk Field, completing a three-game sweep of a ranked opponent for the first time since 2019. “What a great...

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Stevens, Wenzel lift Longhorns to shutout victory over South Carolina

March 14, 2021

Two solo home runs in the fifth inning were the deciding factor for the No. 19 Longhorns in a 3-0 victory over the No. 12 South Carolina Gamecocks Saturday afternoon.  In a game that relied heavily...

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Longhorns fall to walk-off home run in extra innings, lose to Houston 3-2

March 7, 2021

Head coach David Pierce showed his trust in true freshman pitcher Aaron Nixon in the ninth inning of Saturday’s game against Houston.  In a 2-2 tie ballgame, Nixon looked every bit like a...

Longhorns earn 1st road victory of season over Texas State

March 4, 2021

In the two teams’ first meeting since the Bobcats walked-off against the Longhorns in 2019, No. 19 Texas escaped Bobcat Ballpark in San Marcos with a 10-3 victory over Texas State.  Redshirt...

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Longhorns fall to BYU 5-4, fail to complete series sweep on final day

February 28, 2021

On the final day of a four-game series, the Longhorns fell to the Cougars, losing a four-run lead before falling 5-4 at UFCU Disch-Falk Field.  Texas looked like it was going to follow the script...

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Late game heroics lift Texas to first victory of season

February 25, 2021

Graduate transfer outfielder Mike Antico lifted Texas to a 3-1 victory over Brigham Young University on Wednesday with a clutch two-run RBI single in the eighth inning, one of the first highlight moments...

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Texas swings, misses in shutout against old Southwest Conference Rival

February 22, 2021

The second day of the State Farm College Baseball Showdown brought the exact same offensive struggles for No. 9 Texas as the Longhorns fell to No. 8 Arkansas 4-0.  Texas managed only two hits and...

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Missed opportunities, inconsistency hurt Texas on opening day

February 20, 2021

The No. 9-ranked Texas baseball team struck out 18 times in an 8-3 loss at the State Farm College Baseball Showdown in Arlington, Texas, against the No. 7-ranked Mississippi State Bulldogs. The Longhorns...

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Family ties bring freshman women’s tennis recruit to Texas

December 4, 2020

Peyton Stearns was one of the most sought-after tennis recruits during the 2020 recruiting cycle, but family ties to the University helped lead her to Texas. The freshman hails from Mason, Ohio, but...

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Texas women’s tennis falls short of championship at Austin 18K UTR Tournament

November 16, 2020

The Texas women’s tennis team concluded its fall season with nine total victories over four days of competition at the Austin 18K UTR Tournament.  Seniors Fernanda Labraña and Marta...

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Texas tennis senior duo talks leading team with friendship

October 27, 2020

Fernanda Labraña and Marta Perez Mur can attribute their success on the tennis court to hard work, commitment and the enduring friendship they’ve developed over the years. Through two tournaments,...

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Texas women’s tennis tallies 18 victories at A&M Invitational

October 19, 2020

The Texas women’s tennis team competed in its second tournament of the season this weekend at the Texas A&M Invitational in College Station, Texas. Texas registered a total of 18 wins over...

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Malaika Rapolu opens up on parent-coach dynamic, journey to Texas tennis

October 14, 2020

Although this is Malaika Rapolu’s first year on the Forty Acres, she is used to making difficult decisions.   As one of the nation’s top tennis recruits in her cycle, Rapolu reclassified...

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Texas women’s tennis opens season at TCU Invitational

October 5, 2020

Texas women’s tennis took the court Friday through Sunday for the first time this season at the TCU Invitational. The Longhorns registered a total of 17 victories, with 12 in singles and five...

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Texas women’s tennis ready to begin new season at TCU Invitational

October 2, 2020

The Texas women’s tennis team is set to begin its season this weekend at the TCU Invitational after having welcomed one of the nation’s top recruiting classes.  One of six tournaments...

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Women’s tennis ready to take the court with new safety guidelines

September 24, 2020

The Texas women’s tennis team has not only been preparing for its first tournament next weekend in Fort Worth, but also adapting to Texas Athletics’ new COVID-19 safety procedures.  Texas...