Texas coach Connie Clark, watching her team in a game earlier this year, said the last press conference of the season is always the toughest -- after the team has been eliminated. Stephen Spillman / For AMERICAN-STATESMAN

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Softball drops Texas Invitational finale to No. 20 Michigan

Posted February 25th, 2018


The Texas softball team wrapped up the Texas Invitational with a 4-0 loss to No. 20 Michigan Sunday afternoon at McCombs Field.

The Longhorns (6-8) went 2-3 over the weekend with wins over the Wolverines on Friday and Virginia Tech on Saturday.

Texsa could only string together four hits against Michigan ace Meghan Beaubien (7-2), who pitched a complete-game shutout while striking out seven and walking one.


“(Beaubien) is a quality pitcher,” said Connie Clark, who is in her 22nd season as head coach of the Longhorns. “She spins the ball and works it through all zones. She has more than one look. Just when you think you’re going to see the curve ball, she’ll slip a screw ball in and work those all at different planes. She tough, and I thought we made some adjustments. About halfway through the game, we really tried to dial it down and shorten things up. I thought we looked better with that, but just didn’t get some of the outcomes we wanted. What it’s about right now is learning to make adjustments, and make them at a quicker pace, when you’re facing quality pitching.”

Senior Paige von Sprecken (3-2) took the loss in the circle. Von Sprecken pitched a complete game, giving up four runs, five hits and striking out two batters.

The Longhorns’ hits came from singles by Kay Kay Hayter, Taylor Ellsworth, Kaitlyn Slack and Tuesday DeMargosian.

Texas will look to end its two-game skid on Wednesday when the Longhorns host Texas A&M-Corpus Christi at 6 p.m. The game will be televised on the Longhorn Network.

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