Texas coach Mike White prepared to pinch-hit senior Bekah Alcozer against Boise State at McCombs Field on Feb., 9, 2019. [Rodolfo Gonzalez for AMERICAN-STATESMAN]

BEVO BEAT Softball

Texas maintains its top-ten rankings on the softball field ahead of a busy week at home

Posted March 5th, 2019

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Despite a weekend-ending stumble, Texas is still being counted among the nation’s best softball teams.

This week, Texas held onto its ninth-place designation in the NFCA softball poll. The Longhorns also had top-ten ties to the most-recent releases of the Softball America and ESPN/USA Softball rankings.

Texas (16-3) won three of the five games it played out in Tempe, Ariz., this past week. The team’s 3-1 and 9-6 losses to Wisconsin and No. 16 Arizona State, however, closed out the road trip and snapped a 10-game winning streak. That marks the first time that Texas (16-3) has lost consecutive games under new coach Mike White.

Nationally, Texas still ranks 11th in ERA (1.48) and 20th in scoring (6.74 runs per game).

UT is set to host seven games this week. Longwood University (11-5) will be at McCombs Field for a double-header on Wednesday. This weekend’s Longhorn Invitational will then feature Texas playing five times against Minnesota (11-6) and Texas Southern (1-12).

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