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With a lingering ‘bitter taste in our mouth,’ Texas baseball opens practice

As he greeted the media ahead of Texas’ first practice of the season, baseball coach David Pierce wanted to talk about the weather. Late-January forecasts often call for chilly temperatures, wind and an occasional drizzle. But the Longhorns were greeted by 65-degree sunny weather Friday at UFCU Disch-Falk Field. Pierce … Read More

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A dozen of Texas’ exes to return to UFCU Disch-Falk Field for UT’s alumni game

Texas has announced the schedule for its annual alumni game, which will be held at UFCU Disch-Falk Field on Feb. 1. The first pitch of the Longhorn Network-televised game will be thrown at 3:30 p.m. The alumni will battle a current crop of Longhorns for four innings before the scrimmage … Read More

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Texas announces the retirement of College World Series MVP Huston Street’s No. 25 jersey

For the first time since 2010, Texas has retired the jersey belonging to one of its legendary baseball players. Former UT pitcher Huston Street’s jersey will be retired during the 2020 season, the school announced on Tuesday. Texas athletics director Chris Del Conte told Street the news during a recent … Read More

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Following a disappointing finish to 2019, Texas to begin its 2020 campaign without a ranking

Texas was not among the 25 names listed in D1Baseball’s preseason poll, which was released on Monday. This marks the first time since 2017 that D1Baseball has not voted Texas into its preseason poll. The Longhorns were ranked 21st and 23rd when the first pitches of … Read More

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Home Run: Texas’ baseball team announces the signing of the nation’s No. 1 recruiting class

The first pitch of the 2020 baseball season won’t be thrown for another three months, but Texas recorded a big victory this week. On Thursday afternoon, Texas announced the signing of 14 recruits. The 2020 recruiting class — the fourth signed by … Read More

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First pitch of the Orange and White Fall World Series to be thrown this weekend

Over the next few days, the Texas baseball team will wrap up its fall schedule. Texas has released the schedule for its annual Orange and White Fall World Series. The three-game event will begin on Saturday and wrap up on Tuesday: Saturday, Nov. 16 at 10 a.m. Sunday, Nov. 17 … Read More

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Aggies, Titans and Razorbacks join Big 12 foes on Texas’ 2020 baseball schedule

The arrival of two former champions and trips to Houston and College Station are among the highlights on the UT baseball team’s 55-game schedule, which was released by the school on Wednesday. This season, Texas will spend two of its first three weekends in Houston. The Longhorns are set to … Read More

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Texas baseball recruiting class ranked No. 10 by Baseball America

The Texas baseball recruiting class is a top-10 class for the second year in a row, according to Baseball America. The Longhorns check in at No. 10. Last season Texas ranked No. 8 in recruiting class. In addition to 15 freshman, three junior college transfers make up the Longhorns’ recruiting … Read More

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American-Statesman Staff

Bohls: Huston Street is looking forward to PB and J’s and restoring Texas’ winning ways

Troy Tulowitzki has it all planned out. He’ll break out the peanut butter and jelly, make a sandwich or two, throw them and some Fritos in a sack lunch and leave it in Huston Street’s truck in his driveway early every morning. “And if I come home at night and … Read More

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Legendary Longhorn Huston Street to return to Texas as a student assistant coach

Once again a student at the University of Texas, Huston Street has rejoined the baseball team. Street will return to UFCU Disch-Falk Field during the 2020 season as a student assistant coach, the school announced on Thursday. An Austin native, Street was a three-time All-American pitcher at Texas from 2002-04. Read More

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Summer sessions: An update on the Longhorns playing in collegiate wood bat leagues

Instead of the beach or a campsite, some of Texas’ Longhorns spent their summer vacations at a baseball field. This summer, Texas sent a handful of its players to participate in various collegiate wood bat leagues across the country. The pitchers recorded some of UT’s biggest highlights over … Read More

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Sam Houston State’s loss is Texas’ gain as UT adds a pitcher to its 2020 recruiting class

Reid Taylor has decided that he’ll wear burnt — not bright — orange in college. Taylor announced on Sunday that he has given the baseball team at Texas a verbal commitment. A 6-2 right-handed pitcher, Taylor currently attends Woden High in East Texas. Taylor had originally committed to Sam Houston … Read More

Kirk Bohls

American-Statesman Staff

Bohls: Pierce landing Troy Tulowitzki is a grand slam get for Texas’ baseball program

David Pierce is having a killer summer. And that’s nice since this past season as Texas’ head baseball coach almost killed him. He’s making up for that disastrous 27-27, last-in-the-Big 12 season very quickly. Sure, he has already lost starters at catcher and every infield position but second base. Defensive … Read More

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Texas adds former MLB all-star Troy Tulowitzki to its baseball team’s coaching staff

Former all-star shortstop Troy Tulowitzki will join the Texas baseball team as a volunteer coach, the school announced on Thursday. Tulowitzki will fill the vacancy that was created on David Pierce’s coaching staff when Phil Haig departed following a three-year stint in Austin. Haig tutored pitchers, however, so … Read More

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Following Phil Haig’s exit, David Pierce faces a rare reshuffling of his coaching staff

After years of stability, David Pierce’s coaching staff will undergo a makeover this offseason. Pitching coach Phil Haig will not return to the Texas baseball team in 2020, a UT source confirmed to the American-Statesman on Tuesday. Citing Haig, Orangebloods.com was the first to report on the departure. Haig did … Read More

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Summer sessions: An update on the Longhorns playing in collegiate wood bat leagues

Instead of the beach or a campsite, some of Texas’ Longhorns are spending their summer vacations at a baseball field. This summer, Texas has sent a handful of its players to participate in various collegiate wood bat leagues across the country. Rising sophomores Kolby Kubichek and Dawson Merryman … Read More

Texas’ new tuition assistance program unlikely to give Longhorns athletics an unfair advantage

Starting next year, some University of Texas students will sure benefit from an endowment fund designed to help statewide families who make $65,000 or less. However, the $160 million in scholarship money earmarked for tuition and fees for in-state students is unlikely … Read More

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Summer sessions: An update on the Longhorns playing in collegiate wood bat leagues

Instead of the beach or a campsite, some of Texas’ Longhorns are spending their summer vacations at a baseball field. This summer, Texas has sent a handful of its players to participate in various collegiate wood bat leagues across the country. The collegiate wood bat leagues are populated … Read More

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Summer sessions: An update on the Longhorns playing in collegiate wood bat leagues

Instead of the beach or a campsite, some of Texas’ Longhorns are spending their summer vacations at a baseball field. This summer, Texas has sent a handful of its players to participate in various collegiate wood bat leagues across the country. Perhaps no Longhorn is having a better … Read More

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Looking to plug holes in its infield, Texas signs two junior college transfers

On Tuesday, another candidate officially entered the race to become UT’s next shortstop. Texas has announced the signing of Murphy Stehly, who will join the Longhorns for the 2020 season. Over the past two seasons, Stehly was an infielder at Orange Coast College in Costa Mesa, Calif. Over 41 games … Read More