Regular-season co-champions fall in Big 12 tournament openers

OKLAHOMA CITY — For at least one day, the balance of power shifted in the Big 12. Thanks to a four-run eighth inning, Kansas earned a 7-3 win over TCU in its opener at the Big 12 tournament Wednesday. TCU’s loss at Chickasaw Bricktown Ballpark came in the game that … Read More

Texas looks to its defense as Big 12 tournament begins in Oklahoma City

Following Sunday’s 9-4 win over West Virginia, Texas baseball coach David Pierce had plenty to talk about in his postgame press conference. The Longhorns had wrapped up Pierce’s first regular season in Austin with a series win over the Mountaineers. Two of his three seniors — Kacy Clemens … Read More

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Kacy Clemens accompanies Texas hurlers onto All-Big 12 baseball team

With its postseason tournament set to begin this week, the Big 12 honored regular-season work on Tuesday. Texas pitchers Morgan Cooper and Nolan Kingham have joined senior first baseman Kacy Clemens on the 2017 All-Big 12 baseball team. Cooper and Kingham were first-team honorees while Clemens … Read More

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American-Statesman Staff

Bohls: Remember sacrifice bunts? Texas baseball has shifted away from small-ball

The Texas baseball team may rank last in the Big 12 in batting average, but it ranks first in double takes. That’s as in hitters, staring down at signals delivered from the third base coaching box and incredulously giving a second glance in disbelief. Earlier this season, Kacy Clemens came … Read More

Farewell to Austin is fond for seniors as UT prepares for Big 12 baseball tournament

Goodbye, UFCU Disch-Falk Field. Hello, postseason. Seniors Kacy Clemens and Zane Gurwitz had memorable moments in their final game at home, and Texas took a three-game series from West Virginia with a 9-4 win Sunday. Victorious in two of this weekend’s three games, Texas shifts its … Read More

Texas squeezed by West Virginia as regular season nears its end

Inconsistency — and another one-run loss — dogged Texas on Saturday. The Longhorns failed to cash in on several opportunities, and West Virginia never trailed in a 4-3 win at UFCU Disch-Falk Field. The one-run loss was Texas’ 14th such defeat this spring, and nine of them have come against Big … Read More

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Social reaction: Longhorns, current and former, celebrate graduation day

Over the weekend, a total of 80 current and former University of Texas athletes participated in graduation ceremonies. For some, it marked the end of a four-year journey of self discovery on and off the playing field. For others, graduation meant returning to the campus they once wowed with athletic … Read More

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WATCH: Patrick Mathis records a web gem as Texas bests West Virginia

On Friday night, Patrick Mathis drove in the game-winning run in Texas’ 6-2 victory over West Virginia. Mathis’ biggest play in the series opener at UFCU Disch-Falk Field, however, was made with his glove. Remember that @Patrick_Mathis_ web gem we … Read More

Nolan Kingham bounces back as Texas gains ground on West Virginia

On Friday night at UFCU Disch-Falk Field, Texas turned a comeback into a conquest. Texas rallied from an early deficit and sophomore Nolan Kingham closed out his regular season with a solid showing in a 6-2 series-opening win over West Virginia. With seeding in next week’s Big 12 tournament on … Read More

Texas sports notebook: It’s the Cooper brothers’ time to shine in baseball

Salado High School baseball coach Kreece Cooper will be busy this weekend. His Eagles open a best-of-three series against Waco Robinson on Thursday in the third round of the Class 4A state playoffs. His sister-in-law, Lindsey Cargill, is a softball standout at Baylor and the Bears are hosting an NCAA … Read More

With West Virginia looming, Texas returns to the ballpark with a seven-run victory

Following a nine-day layoff, Texas shook the rust off its bats in a 10-3 win over Incarnate Word at UFCU Disch-Falk Field on Tuesday. The mid-week pasting was a tune-up for Texas, which closes out its regular season this weekend with a three-game homestand against West Virginia. With seeding in … Read More

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Did You Know: Michael Torres and Taylor Hoagland own Texas’ longest hit streaks

May 15 is a date that may stand out to some baseball fans. On this date in 1941, New York Yankees outfielder Joe DiMaggio singled in 13-1 loss to Chicago’s White Sox. DiMaggio’s 1-for-4 performance was the opening chapter in a 56-game hitting streak that is still the … Read More

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TCU completes sweep of Texas with extra-inning victory

Texas let go of a three-run lead after 6 1/2 innings, falling to No. 9 TCU 4-3 in 10 innings Sunday in Fort Worth to close its series with the Horned Frogs. The Longhorns (31-19, 9-11 Big 12) took a 1-0 lead in the third inning on a bases-loaded sacrifice … Read More

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Longhorns baseball drops series to TCU

A seven-run third inning lifted the No. 9 TCU Horned Frogs to an 8-2 win over the 24th-ranked Texas Longhorns baseball team on Saturday afternoon in Fort Worth. Saturday’s contest wasn’t nearly as close as Friday’s 11-inning, 11-10 win for the Horned Frogs (34-11, 14-6 Big 12). The loss sends … Read More

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Longhorns baseball falls short, losing in 11 innings to TCU

The Texas Longhorns baseball team scored six straight runs late in the game but eventually fell 11-10 to TCU in 11 innings in Fort Worth on Friday night. Connor Wanhanen hit a sacrifice fly off Beau Ridgeway (1-2) in the bottom of the 11th to score Evan Williams, ending the … Read More

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Big 12 front-runner in Texas’ sights as Longhorns head to TCU

With a chance to climb into contention for a conference championship, Texas will travel to Fort Worth this weekend. Texas (31-16; 9-8 Big 12) trails Big 12-leading TCU (32-11; 12-6) by 2.5 games in the standings. Three games against TCU and a series against third-place West Virginia represent the meat … Read More

Double plays guide Texas past UT-Arlington in a mid-week meeting

Backed by the middle of its infield, Texas picked up another mid-week win. Texas turned four double plays at UFCU Disch-Falk Field on Tuesday in a 4-1 victory over UT-Arlington. Outfielder Travis Jones also homered as the Longhorns improved to 31-16. Texas is now 11-2 in games played on Tuesdays … Read More

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Big 12 applauds Texas’ Morgan Cooper for shutdown of Oklahoma State

Arguably the hottest pitcher in the Big 12, Texas junior Morgan Cooper was honored by the conference on Monday. Cooper has been named the Big 12’s pitcher of the week. In a 7-0 win at Oklahoma State this past Friday, Cooper struck out 11 while holding the Cowboys … Read More

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With TCU showdown looming, Texas returns to the national rankings

Texas’ Longhorns have stepped back into the national spotlight. The Texas baseball team opened the month of May with appearances in two national polls. On Monday, Texas was ranked 24th in the poll. The Longhorns were also placed 25th on Baseball America’s list of the … Read More

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Rain abruptly ends road trips for Texas’ baseball and softball teams

Due to rainy weather, Texas had baseball and softball games wiped off the schedule on Sunday. The baseball team was set to close out a three-game series at Oklahoma State, while the softball squad was being hosted by Kansas. In an effort to beat this weekend’s weather forecast, the two … Read More