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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 Zach Davis
Sophomore pitcher Citlaly Gutierrez prepares to pitch on Sunday, March 3, 2024. Gutierrez had a season high of seven strikeouts during this game against Hofstra.

Texas completes third consecutive sweep as they shut out Kansas 7-0

Zach Davis, General Sports Reporter April 22, 2024

No. 1 Texas brought out its brooms as they completed the sweep against Kansas, shutting out the Jayhawks 7-0 in the final game of the series.  It was just the third time that Kansas has been shut out...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Kavan calms the storm, helps No. 3/2 Texas sweep UCF

Kavan calms the storm, helps No. 3/2 Texas sweep UCF

Zach Davis, General News Reporter March 25, 2024

No. 3/2 Texas brought out the brooms as they swept their second Big 12 series in a row with a 3-1 win against UCF in Orlando, Florida.  But sweeping is never an easy chore, and Texas had to work hard...

Right-handed pitcher Teagan Kaven pitches the ball to a batter during Texas game against the University of Louisiana on Feb. 23, 2024. The game was the Longhorns first in the Long Star State Invitational tournament this weekend.

Kavan dominates as No. 3/2 Texas softball defeats UCF 5-0 on the road

Zach Davis, General News Reporter March 23, 2024

Small ball and clean pitching can lead to big results, and for No. 3/2 Texas, it led to a series-opening win against Big 12 opponent UCF in Orlando, Florida. In a 5-0 shutout, freshman pitcher Teagan...

Right-handed pitcher Teagan Kaven pitches the ball to a batter during Texas game against the University of Louisiana on Feb. 23, 2024. The game was the Longhorns first in the Long Star State Invitational tournament this weekend.

No. 2/1 Texas Softball strikes back with a 9-2 victory over Houston

Zach Davis, General Sports Reporter March 10, 2024

Longhorn softball wasn’t playing around after giving up a season-high 12 runs in a loss to Houston the day before.  Senior second baseman Alyssa Washington had an afternoon, homering twice in a 9-2...

Left-handed pitcher Estelle Czech pitches the ball during the game against Stanford on Feb. 24, 2024.

No. 2/1 Texas softball falls to Houston 10-12 in Big 12 opener

Zach Davis, General Sports Reporter March 9, 2024

The Houston Cougars weren't messing around in their debut home Big 12 game. Especially against the newly awarded number-one team in the country.  Coming into the game, Texas head coach Mike White was...

Infielder Alyssa Washington high fives outfielder Kayden Henry after she scored a run during Texas game against Penn State on Monday.

No. 2 Texas Softball concludes sweep of Longhorn Invitational with 7-1 win over RV/NA Penn State

Zach Davis, General Sports Reporter March 5, 2024

With just one out gone in the game, it was clear that Penn State was coming into Red & Charline McCombs Field to burn it down.  Texas freshman pitcher Teagan Kavan, who has been scoreless in the...

Junior pitcher Mac Morgan prepares to pitch the ball on Friday, March 1, 2024. Morgan hit a season low for walks, allowing 0 during the game against Northwestern State.

No. 2 Texas Softball wins 10-2, handles Northwestern State in Longhorn Invitational

Zach Davis, General Sports Reporter March 1, 2024

No. 2 Texas Softball continued their hot start on Friday, March 1, with a mercy win after five innings against Northwestern State.  Texas has seen success both in the batter's box and on the mound...

Left-handed pitcher Estelle Czech pitches the ball during the game against Stanford on Feb. 24, 2024.

No. 13/12 Stanford takes down No. 2 Texas, ending its undefeated season

Zach Davis, General Sports Reporter February 25, 2024

The first was filled with action as both teams put runs on the board. In the top of the inning, Stanford’s sophomore shortstop River Mahler hit a deep pop fly to freshman left fielder Kayden Henry, who...

Right-handed pitcher Teagan Kaven pitches the ball to a batter during Texas game against the University of Louisiana on Feb. 23, 2024. The game was the Longhorns first in the Long Star State Invitational tournament this weekend.

Freshman pitcher Teagan Kavan goes the distance as No. 2 Texas softball takes down Louisiana

Zach Davis, General Sports Reporter February 23, 2024

In its first game of the Lone Star State Invitational, hosted at the Red & Charline McCombs Field on Friday, Feb. 23, No. 2 Texas softball beat the RV/RV Louisiana Ragin’ Cajuns 5-0, remaining undefeated...

Sophomore catcher Reese Atwood is surrounded by her teammates being celebrated after hitting a home run on Wednesday. Atwood finished the game against Houston Christian University with 3 hits and 1 run to contribute to the Longhorns 14-1 win.

No. 2 Texas Softball mercy rules Houston Christian, improves to 8–0 heading into Lone Star Invitational

Zach Davis, General Sports Reporter February 22, 2024

In its home opener, No. 2 Texas Softball took down Houston Christian 14-1 in five innings, remaining undefeated and improving its record to 8-0 on the season.  “I thought it was a great atmosphere...

No. 3 Texas softball continues hot start, beating No. 9 Stanford

No. 3 Texas softball continues hot start, beating No. 9 Stanford

Zach Davis, General Sports Reporter February 17, 2024

No. 3 Longhorn softball continued their undefeated start to the season in a 9-2 win over No. 9 Stanford at the Clearwater Invitational on Friday.  Texas’ defense continued to be dominant, giving...

Freshman catcher Nik Sanders high-fives Senior pitcher Charlie Hurley at game two of the annual Fall World Series held at UFCU Disch-Falk Field on Nov. 3, 2023. Hurley acted as a coach for all three of the Orange vs. Stripes scrimmage games held.

Fall World Series: Meet the probable starters on the mound for Texas baseball

Zach Davis, General Sports Reporter November 5, 2023

Texas baseball wrapped up its fall series on Sunday as the White team took down the Orange team 5-4. With the departure of star pitcher Lucas Gordon, who carried a 2.63 ERA last season and was drafted...

No. 11 Texas falls short at Cypress Point Invitational

No. 11 Texas falls short at Cypress Point Invitational

Zach Davis October 31, 2023

No. 11 Texas Men’s Golf took home second place at the Cypress Point Invitational, losing on a 10-5 individual hole tiebreaker against No. 4 Arizona State in the championship round. Hosted by Stanford...

Failing makes greatness: How setbacks made Texas men’s golf coach John Fields great

Failing makes greatness: How setbacks made Texas men’s golf coach John Fields great

Zach Davis, General Sports Reporter October 13, 2023

He decided he wanted to go pro. Take the leap. Be one of the greats. A small town kid from Las Cruces, New Mexico, having just graduated from the University of New Mexico, John Fields set out to go across...

No. 9 Texas men’s golf dominates Big 12 match play, takes home first tournament win of season

No. 9 Texas men’s golf dominates Big 12 match play, takes home first tournament win of season

Zach Davis, General Sports Reporter October 12, 2023

No. 9 Texas men’s golf took down No. 21 Baylor 4-1 in the championship match during the annual Big 12 Match Play Tournament on Wednesday. The Longhorns took down the Bears to win the three-day tournament...

Longhorns in the NFL: How the rookies look in their first two weeks of NFL football

Longhorns in the NFL: How the rookies look in their first two weeks of NFL football

Zach Davis, General Sports Reporter September 19, 2023

The 2023 NFL season is underway, and the new Texas Exes are already making headlines across the league. From touchdowns to tackles, offense to defense, healthy to injured, these Longhorn rookies have started...

Travis Vick swings at the ball during a 2019 game.

Texas Men’s Golf: Meet the 2023-2024 Team

Zach Davis, General Sports Reporter September 17, 2023

After ending its season finishing fourth in the Big 12 championship, head coach John Fields and his team aim to return to glory and win its second title in three years. Returning a mix of key role players...

Former first-team All-American, national champion Jonathan Scott  to be inducted into Hall of Honor

Former first-team All-American, national champion Jonathan Scott to be inducted into Hall of Honor

Zach Davis, General Sports Reporter September 7, 2023

Nine-year NFL veteran and former Bowl Championship Series National Champion Jonathan Scott is being inducted into the Texas Athletics Hall of Honor on Friday, Sept. 15. Scott, a former All-American...

Travis Vick swings at the ball during a 2019 game.

No. 19 Men’s golf finishes 7th at the Big 12 Match Play Tournament

Zach Davis, Sports Reporter October 21, 2022

No. 19 men’s golf concluded its first conference tournament Wednesday, finishing seventh in the Big 12 Match Play Tournament in Hockley. The tournament occurred across three days, with each school...

Travis Vick swings at the ball during a 2019 game.

Slow start continues for No. 19 men’s golf, finishing 8th at Ben Hogan Invitational

Zach Davis, Sports reporter October 7, 2022

In its second tournament of the season, the No. 19 Texas men’s golf team finished eighth at the Ben Hogan Invitational in Fort Worth, Texas.  Sixteen total teams participated, with 13 of them ranked...

Men’s golf season preview: Meet the Longhorns

Men’s golf season preview: Meet the Longhorns

Zach Davis, Men’s golf beat reporter September 16, 2022

It's only been three months since the Texas men's golf team took down Arizona State to win its fourth NCAA championship in program history. With the Longhorns set to begin play this weekend in Illinois,...

Men’s golf season preview: Meet the Longhorns

Men’s golf season preview: Meet the Longhorns

Zach Davis, Sports Reporter September 16, 2022

It's only been three months since the Texas men's golf team took down Arizona State to win its fourth NCAA championship in program history. With the Longhorns set to begin play this weekend in Illinois,...

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