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The Final Pitch: Alabama 8, Texas 5 — Longhorns end their 2019 season in the super regionals

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. — Texas was unable to secure a trip to the Women’s College World Series as Alabama thwarted an attempted comeback at Rhoads Stadium. After Alabama opened the super regional with a 3-0 win and Texas countered with a 7-5 victory, the Crimson Tide led first in … Read More

‘She was our motivation’: With Miranda Elish injured, Texas records a memorable rally past Alabama

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. — To put it mildly, the odds were stacked against Texas on Friday night. In the second inning of a super regional game against Alabama at Rhoads Stadium, Texas found itself looking at a 4-0 deficit. Its star player had just been helped off the … Read More

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The Final Pitch: Texas 7, Alabama 5

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. — Texas kept its season alive with a wild rally at Rhoads Stadium in the second game of a super regional on Friday night. The Longhorns trailed 4-0 after the second inning, but the team’s biggest concern was the status of star pitcher Miranda Elish. With one out … Read More

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Texas pitcher Miranda Elish ‘doing well’ after a scary moment on the softball field

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. — Texas star pitcher Miranda Elish was taken to an area hospital after she was struck in the face by a teammate’s throw in a game against Alabama on Friday night. Elish was hit in the face by a second-inning throw by UT catcher Mary Iakopo, who was … Read More

Texas to celebrate its tennis team’s national title with a traditional tower lighting

What’s better than one tower lighting? For the men’s tennis team at Texas, the answer is lighting the tower twice. The UT Tower will be lit on Monday night in celebration of Texas’ NCAA championship. The numeral “1” will appear in burnt orange lighting on all four sides of the … Read More

Following a loss to Alabama in the super regionals, Texas must rally again in the NCAA tournament

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. — Last week, Texas dropped the first game of its softball regional and had to win four straight games out of the loser’s bracket. Thursday night, the Longhorns fell 3-0 to Alabama in the first game of their super regional and will again have to … Read More

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The Final Pitch: Alabama 3, Texas 0

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. — Thanks to a big swing and a solid pitching performance on Thursday night, Alabama has backed Texas’ softball season into a corner. Both teams went without a baserunner over the evening’s first two innings, but Merris Schroder broke a scoreless tie with a two-run homer in the third … Read More

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Following a national championship, Texas removes ‘interim’ from Bruce Berque’s coaching title

After winning a national title in just over two months on the job, Bruce Berque has earned a promotion. Berque will be the next men’s tennis coach at Texas, athletics director Chris Del Conte announced on Thursday. Berque served as the team’s interim leader this spring after longtime coach Michael Center … Read More

After their lost season, Texas’ David Hamilton and DJ Petrinsky look ahead to their rehabs, futures

In November 2015, the San Marcos High School football team won a playoff game for the first time in nine seasons. The Rattlers’ quarterback — David Hamilton — missed the school’s historic win over San Antonio Harlandale because of a broken collarbone. “It sucked,” he told the American-Statesman … Read More

Once an Alabama fan, now a Longhorn, Texas outfielder Tedder heads home for super regionals

When the Longhorns arrive at Rhoads Stadium in Tuscaloosa on Thursday for the first game of the Alabama super regional, they’ll head to the visitor’s dugout. Twenty-one of the 22 players on Texas’ roster won’t think twice about the home-away designation. Then there’s the case of MK … Read More

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Bryce Elder recognized as Big 12 releases a mostly Longhorn-free all-conference team

The Big 12 released its all-conference team on Tuesday, but not many Longhorns made the cut. Bryce Elder, a sophomore pitcher, has been honored with a second-team designation by the conference’s head coaches. Lance Ford, Blair Henley, Eric Kennedy, Ryan Reynolds and Zach Zubia were each honorable mentions. Kennedy also earned … Read More

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Texas and Alabama’s super regional to start on Thursday

UPDATE (Tuesday at 4 p.m.): The NCAA has again updated Texas and Alabama’s schedule and TV designations. Those changes are reflected below. Back in the super regionals for the first time since 2013, Texas will be Alabama’s guest when the NCAA tournament resumes later this week. The super regionals use … Read More

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Ten years after Austin Wood, Texas’ Miranda Elish completes her own regional marathon

Miranda Elish spent much of her weekend in the pitching circle at McCombs Field. Elish pitched for Texas over its final 30 innings at the regional it was hosting. After entering the circle in the last inning of UT’s tournament-opening loss to Sam Houston State, Elish started four times and threw … Read More

Sunday sweep of Houston propels Texas to its first super regional in six seasons

Miranda Elish’s arm, Kaitlyn Washington’s bat and the Texas Longhorns are all heading to Alabama. Washington jump-started UT’s offense and Elish closed out a long weekend with a shutout of Houston in a winner-takes-all regional game at McCombs Field. With the 7-0 triumph on Sunday evening, Texas became only the … Read More

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Texas beats Houston to force a final showdown at McCombs Field’s regional

A 5-2 victory by Texas on Sunday afternoon set up a high-stakes meeting between the Longhorns and Houston in the NCAA tournament. The Longhorns and Cougars stuck around McCombs Field for a winner-take-all game on Sunday evening. The winner will advance to the Alabama super regional. Houston (39-18), which hadn’t … Read More

Still alive in the NCAA tournament, Texas shutouts Sam Houston State to end a long day at home

For years, Texas pitcher Miranda Elish has stuck to a pre-inning routine in the circle. Before her first inning of work, she throws five warmup pitches. Every inning after that, she prepares with three tosses. Since Elish describes herself as “really superstitious,” she won’t adjust that plan. Not even when … Read More

Behind Miranda Elish’s extra-inning effort, Texas eliminates Texas A&M from the NCAA tournament

Two years ago, Texas A&M made sure that Texas’ summer vacation started in May. On Saturday, the Longhorns returned the favor. Texas fought back from a seventh-inning collapse for an extra-inning victory over the Aggies in an NCAA Tournament game at McCombs Field. The Longhorns’ 3-2 win eliminated Texas A&M from … Read More

With its offseason unexpectedly underway, Texas to look for ways to prove that 2019 was ‘a fluke’

On the evening of May 17, Texas closed out its 2019 baseball season with a 6-4 win over Oklahoma at UFCU Disch-Falk Field. The Longhorns (27-27; 7-16 Big 12) won’t participate in the Big 12’s tournament this year. The team won’t hear its name called when the … Read More

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The Final Pitch: Texas 6, Oklahoma 4 – Longhorns end their 2019 baseball season

Already eliminated from postseason contention, Texas bested Oklahoma on Friday night and closed out its season on a high note. Losers of 4-2 and 13-0 decisions this week, Texas earned its first lead of this year’s Red River Rivalry series during a two-run first inning. Masen Hibbeler … Read More

Oklahoma’s home run barrage blasts Texas 13-0, effectively ending the Horns’ season

Texas and Oklahoma have faced each other 214 times in their Red River baseball rivalry history, but on Friday, the Longhorns suffered one of their worst losses ever to the Sooners — a 13-0 rout that was both historic and season-ending at UFCU Disch-Falk Field. In a game that the … Read More