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Connie Clark will return for 22nd season as Texas’ softball coach

The only softball coach that Texas has ever known will be the school’s softball coach in 2018. Speaking for Chris Plonsky, the women’s athletics director at Texas, a school spokesperson told the American-Statesman on Monday that Connie Clark will be the UT softball coach for the 2017-18 academic year. Clark … Read More

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Diamond Dust: Where does Texas go from a forgettable 2017?

As the Women’s College World Series begins in Oklahoma City, Texas softball — coming off a 33-26 season, the sixth-worst in the program’s 21-year history — has plenty to forget about this year. The 33 wins were the fewest for Texas since 2008 and the 26 … Read More

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From Georgetown to Texas: Early enrollee Taylor Ellsworth is solid in college debut

Texas wrapped up its 2017 softball season with a 3-1 loss to Texas A&M at a NCAA regional in College Station on Sunday. After logging the third-most losses in school history, Texas (33-26) must now focus on its future. Seven seniors were on the UT roster, … Read More

UT softball team beats Texas Southern to stay alive in NCAA regional

COLLEGE STATION — Offense can solve so many issues and even extend seasons. The Texas softball team, which was on the verge of NCAA Tournament elimination, overwhelmed Texas Southern 8-0 Saturday afternoon at the College Station Regional, setting up a prime-time matchup with Texas State later in the evening. The … Read More

A career night for Tiarra Davis, but a tough 2-1 regional loss in 12 innings for Texas softball

COLLEGE STATION – For the third time this season, Texas softball fell to the Texas State Bobcats by a score of 2-1, this time at the College Station Regional in the first round of the NCAA tournament. “Credit Texas State, I think they got the hits when they needed to,” … Read More

Texas softball is seeking a season reboot in College Station regional

The Texas softball team definitely was nervous as they watched the NCAA unveil its tournament bracket earlier this week. They were no lock to extend their post-season streak to 13 years, what with a 31-24 record — including being 3-15 against ranked opponents — and a weak showing in the … Read More

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Diamond Dust: Can Texas softball escape College Station?

The bubble surrounding Texas’ softball team didn’t burst on Sunday. For better or for worse, the Longhorns (31-24) were one of the NCAA tournament’s 32 at-large bids, landing in the College Station regional as expected along with host Texas A&M (42-10), Texas State (41-15) and Texas Southern (25-19). At first glance, … Read More

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WATCH: Longhorn Network explains how OF Tuesday DerMargosian got her name

Texas freshman outfielder Tuesday DerMargosian says her name “fits me perfectly because it’s super unique.” Last week, the Longhorn Network televised the story behind DerMargosian’s first name. DerMargosian’s mother, Martina, told the TV station that a pregnancy scare played a role in the name game. During Martina’s pregnancy, the DerMargosians … Read More

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Texas draws Texas State and Texas A&M in tournament-opening regional

Texas is heading back to the postseason. Texas is one of 64 teams that has qualified for the Division I softball tournament, the NCAA announced on Sunday night. The Longhorns (31-24) were placed in a College Station-hosted regional that includes Texas State (41-15), Texas A&M (42-10) and Texas Southern (24-18). Read More

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Texas softball falls to Baylor to close out Big 12 tournament

The Texas softball team managed just two hits as it fell to Baylor 7-0 Saturday in the third-place game at the Big 12 Tournament in Oklahoma City. Gia Rodoni (15-2) and Kelsee Selman combined to shut out the Longhorns (31-24). Rodoni allowed two hits and struck out six, and Selman … Read More

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Texas softball splits first two games at Big 12 tournament

The Texas softball team split its two games Friday at the Big 12 Tournament in Oklahoma City, beating Texas Tech 7-1 and falling in the second game 3-0 to Oklahoma. Sydney Romero swung at the first pitch she saw in the first inning and hit a two-run homer to give … Read More

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Diamond Dust: Texas and the Big 12 softball tournament

The Big 12 softball tournament returns this weekend to ASA Hall of Fame Stadium Complex in Oklahoma City after a six year absence. Oklahoma was the last team to win the tournament in 2010, but the Sooners were also the very first conference tournament champion to be crowned in the … Read More

Texas sports notebook: Eyeing good grades and Big 12 titles during finals week

If you recently wandered onto the Texas campus, you might have found the textbook definition of a student-athlete. Longhorns juggled academics and athletics this week as final exams began on Wednesday. The baseball team didn’t have it that bad — the Longhorns don’t have any games scheduled this week so … Read More

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Texas catcher Taylor Ellsworth joins three teammates on Big 12 honor roll

Taylor Ellsworth began this school year in high school. She’ll finish it listed among the Big 12’s top players. On Wednesday, Ellsworth was placed on the first team of the All-Big 12 softball team. Ellsworth, a freshman catcher who skipped her senior season at Georgetown and enrolled early … Read More

Texas looks ahead to Big 12 tournament following shutout loss to Baylor

On Sunday afternoon, Texas honored the accomplishments of the seven seniors on its roster. Over the next week, Texas may get to determine just how long those collegiate careers last. The Longhorns stalled offensively at McCombs Field as No. 17 Baylor pulled away with a 4-0 win in the regular-season … Read More

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Texas softball ties series with Baylor

Devon Tunning and Celina Felix each doubled and combined to drive in three runs as the Texas softball team tied the series with Baylor, winning 3-1 on Saturday afternoon at McCombs Field. Tunning was 2 for 3 with a run scored and an RBI while Felix went 1 for 3 … Read More

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Home runs down Longhorns softball team in Waco

A pair of home runs was all the Baylor Bears needed to top the Texas Longhorns softball team 2-1 in a Big 12 contest in Waco on Friday evening. The loss is the Longhorns’ 11th of the season by one run. Sydney Christensen and Shelby McGlaun homered in back-to-back innings … Read More

Texas sports notebook: As her career winds down, Tiarra Davis is securing her softball legacy

On her first day at Texas, Tiarra Davis got pulled over. Davis, a freshman pitcher in 2013, had just said goodbye to her parents and went for a drive in Austin, her new city. But the city’s streets were tougher to navigate than Davis — who hailed from Henderson, a … Read More

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Diamond Dust: Texas vs. Baylor — a brief softball history lesson in heroics

Texas softball’s regular season comes to an end Sunday when the Longhorns and 17th-ranked Baylor conclude their three-game series at McCombs Field. Texas is 28-16 all-time against the Bears and hasn’t lost to Baylor at McCombs Field since May 15, 2011. As a matter of fact, both teams protect their … Read More

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Texas softball team picks up fourth straight shutout win

Randel Leahy homered and four Texas softball pitchers combined to shut out Texas A&M-Corpus Christi 3-0 at McCombs Field on Wednesday. The win was the fourth straight shutout for the Longhorns. Brooke Bolinger earned the win for Texas (29-20), allowing no runs on three hits and striking out three through … Read More