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Texas twice collapses on the road as Taylor Ellsworth ties a softball record

Texas’s dropped to 0-3 in Big 12 play as Oklahoma State rallied to a 10-9 extra-inning win on Sunday in Stillwater, Okla. Texas had two chances to close out this road test, but the Cowgirls (22-11, 3-0) overcame an 8-3 hole in the seventh inning and a 9-8 deficit in … Read More

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Texas softball falls despite one-hitter by Erica Wright

Erica Wright pitched a one-hitter for the Texas softball team, but that hit was enough to hand the Longhorns (17-13, 0-2 Big 12) a 2-1 defeat by Oklahoma State in Stillwater on Saturday. It was UT’s second Big 12 loss to open conference play. Madi Sue Montgomery’s two-run home run … Read More

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Longhorns drop Big 12 softball opener

Jessi Haffner hit a solo home run and Brandi Needham pitched a two-hitter as the Oklahoma State Cowgirls defeated the Texas Longhorns 1-0 in the Big 12 softball opener in Stillwater on Friday. Haffner’s home run in the bottom of the second inning was all the offense the Cowgirls (20-11, … Read More

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Diamond Dust: Big 12 preview

The Texas softball team returned from its California spring break trip with a 4-2 record, suffering losses to No. 10 UCLA and Cal State Fullerton, which also has a win against No. 14  Baylor. On Wednesday, the Longhorns (17-11) defeated McNeese State 4-0. Texas will open conference play this weekend in … Read More

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Longhorns softball team holds McNeese State to two hits in shutout

Five pitchers combined to allow just two hits as the Texas Longhorns softball team defeated McNeese State 4-0 at McCombs Field on Wednesday afternoon. Bekah Alcozer hit a home run while Randel Leahy, Celina Felix and Jade Gortarez each drove in runs to spark the UT offense. Paige von Sprecken … Read More

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Longhorns softball team sweeps doubleheader in Fullerton

A three-run first inning and a one-hitter by Erica Wright helped the Longhorns softball team complete a sweep of Saturday’s doubleheader with Cal State Fullerton (14-15) in Fullerton, Calif. The Longhorns defeated Cal State Fullerton 4-0 in the second game of the doubleheader after a 10-1 win earlier in the … Read More

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Longhorns softball team falls to Cal State Fullerton

The Texas Longhorns softball team fell to Cal State Fullerton in a pitchers’ duel 3-2 in nine innings in Fullerton, Calif. on Friday night. Alexis Gonzalez put the ball in play as she faced UT pitcher Brooke Bolinger (4-2) in the bottom of the ninth and an error by Devon … Read More

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Ten-run sixth inning explosion powers Texas softball past Long Beach State, 10-1

LONG BEACH, Calif. — Texas exploded for 10 runs in the sixth inning and Brooke Bolinger allowed four hits and one run in a 10-1 softball win Wednesday night at Long Beach State. Sixteen Longhorns batted in the sixth inning, the biggest single inning for Texas since a … Read More

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Texas Longhorns softball team tops Loyola Marymount

A four-run fourth inning and a couple of home runs helped the Texas Longhorns softball team defeat Loyola Marymount 8-2 in Los Angeles, Calif. on Tuesday afternoon. Stephanie Wong was 2 for 2 with two runs scored while freshman Taylor Ellsworth was 3 for 4 with a run scored, a … Read More

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Home runs power Longhorns softball to win over UTSA

Devon Tunning and freshman catcher Taylor Ellsworth each homered as the Texas Longhorns softball team defeated UTSA 7-2 on Wednesday at McCombs Field. The win halts a six-game losing streak for the Longhorns (12-9), which started with a loss to Arizona State on Feb. 25. “I think it was good … Read More

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Diamond Dust: How does Texas softball measure up to other teams in the state?

Texas went 0 for 3 against sixth-ranked Arizona in Tuscon last weekend, bring its record against ranked opponents to a dismal 2-7 this season. But UT’s struggles against ranked teams goes way beyond this season. In fact, Texas’ 4-2 win over No. 15 Tennessee two weeks ago at the Mary … Read More

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Arizona scores walk-off win against Longhorns softball team

The Longhorns softball team came up just short against the No. 6 Arizona Wildcats, falling 2-1 in a walk-off in Tucson, Ariz. on Saturday. An RBI double by Katiyana Mauga in the bottom of the seventh scored the game-winning run as Mandie Perez advanced home from second base. Dejah Mulipola … Read More

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Longhorns softball team falls in series opener at Arizona

The Texas Longhorns softball team fell to the No. 6 Arizona Wildcats 3-0 in Tucson, Ariz. on Friday night. It’s the first shutout Texas (11-7) has suffered since March 16 of last season. Before Friday’s loss the Longhorns had scored a run in 50 consecutive games, six short of the … Read More

Texas sports notebook: Jade Gortarez adjusting well to baseball-to-softball transition

Since she’s still swinging a bat and showing off her glove, this spring has been like many others for Jade Gortarez. She’s just playing a different sport. Gortarez, a freshman second baseman on Texas’ softball team, is 16 games into her college career. That means she’s also 16 games into … Read More

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Diamond Dust: Cat Osterman’s star pupil at Texas State ices Texas’ offense

Cat Osterman knows a thing or two about winning games at McCombs Field. Texas State’s assistant coach won 136 of them there during her four-year career with the Longhorns. Wednesday night, Osterman’s star pupil — Texas State junior Randi Rupp, the Sun Belt’s preseason pitcher of the year — also … Read More

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Longhorns softball team falls to Bobcats at home

The Texas Longhorns softball team trailed by a run with two runners on base in the bottom of the seventh, but Randi Rupp struck out Devon Tunning to give the Texas State Bobcats a 2-1 win at McCombs Field on Wednesday night. Rupp (7-1) allowed just one run on five … Read More

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Longhorns earn split at Mary Nutter Classic

The Longhorns split two games at the Mary Nutter Classic, defeating No. 15 Tennessee 4-2 and falling to No. 21 Arizona State 9-6 on Saturday. Mickenzi Krpec and Reagan Hathaway each homered against Tennessee, and Jade Gortarez was 2 for 3 with a double and two runs batted in. Krpec … Read More

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Longhorns continue to thrive at Mary Nutter Classic

The Longhorns made it three straight wins at the Mary Nutter Classic in Cathedral City, Calif., when they defeated Bethune-Cookman 9-1 Friday afternoon. Bekah Alcozer went 3 for 4 with her third home run of the season and four runs batted in to lead Texas. She hit a grand slam … Read More

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Texas softball team takes another win at Mary Nutter Classic

A six-run sixth inning helped the Texas Longhorns take a 10-3 win over the Missouri Tigers at the Mary Nutter Classic in Cathedral City, Calif. late Thursday. It was their second win after defeating Notre Dame 4-3 earlier in the day. Tiarra Davis drove home Kelli Hanzel in the top … Read More

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Longhorns get walk-off win in Mary Nutter Classic opener

The Texas Longhorns softball team scored a run in each of the final two innings to secure a 4-3 win over Notre Dame in their opening game at the Mary Nutter Classic in Cathedral City, Calif. on Thursday. Mickenzi Krpec hit a single with the bases loaded in the bottom … Read More