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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

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The Final Pitch: Oklahoma 13, Texas 0 – Longhorns officially eliminated from postseason contention

With its most lopsided loss in the history of the Red River Rivalry, Texas essentially had its 2019 baseball season ended on Friday afternoon. Texas dropped to 6-16 in Big 12 play with the loss, and the Longhorns guaranteed themselves a ninth-place finish in the conference’s standings. Only eight teams … Read More

Texas nears elimination with 4-2 loss; Oklahoma takes advantage of the Longhorns’ mistakes

The Oklahoma Sooners read Texas baseball its last rites Thursday night at UFCU Disch-Falk Field. No, the Longhorns’ season isn’t dead yet. But it no longer has much of a pulse, either. Texas’ 4-2 loss means the Longhorns must now beat the Sooners twice on Friday AND Kansas (28-24, 9-12) … Read More

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The Final Pitch: Oklahoma 4, Texas 2

A two-run loss to the rivals Sooners on Thursday pushed Texas’ baseball season closer to a disappointing end. In order to secure a trip to the Big 12 tournament, Texas (26-26; 6-15) must now beat Oklahoma twice and have Kansas sweep Kansas State in a three-game series that begins on … Read More

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With rain in this weekend’s forecast, Texas and Oklahoma opt to play three times in two days

Due to Saturday’s rainy forecast, the baseball teams from Texas and Oklahoma have rearranged their schedule. Texas and Oklahoma will engage in a double-header at UFCU Disch-Falk Field on Friday. The Longhorns and Sooners were scheduled to close out their regular seasons on Saturday afternoon. The two teams will now … Read More

Back after a lengthy break from baseball, Texas is rested, relaxed — and in need of a rally

Last week, not much baseball was played on Texas’ campus. A midweek game against Texas State was called off because of rain. Texas didn’t have any conference games scheduled over the weekend, so the players focused on their upcoming finals while coaches hit the road to recruit. The team was … Read More

Texas returns to action with a shutout win, but a ‘do-or-die’ weekend with Oklahoma awaits

On Tuesday, Texas announced a crowd of 4,672 for its midweek meeting with Incarnate Word at UFCU Disch-Falk Field. One of the attendees, though, was more than just an ordinary fan. No, this onlooker may have crossed paths with his bust outside the ballpark. Before the first pitch, the special guest … Read More

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The Final Pitch: Texas 9, Incarnate Word 0

With games of significantly more importance looming, Texas opened the last week of the regular season with a victory on Tuesday night. Both Texas and Incarnate Word wasted scoring opportunities over the first three innings at UFCU Disch-Falk Field, but the Longhorns broke through in the fourth frame. With two outs, … Read More

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With one week left in the regular season, what is Texas’ path to the postseason?

Last season, Texas closed out the regular season with three wins at home over TCU and a clinching of the Big 12’s championship. One year later, the Longhorns are facing a different kind of drama. With a 6-14 mark in Big 12 play, Texas … Read More

Kirk Bohls

American-Statesman Staff

Bohls: There’s always next year, and 2020 looks brighter for Texas baseball

In all likelihood, Texas’ baseball season ends next Saturday. There is a slim possibility of the post-season — maybe a 10-percent chance, the head coach says — but it will likely come crashing to an embarrassing conclusion with the home finale against Oklahoma. Pending a colossal miracle that probably includes … Read More

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Weather washes out meeting between Texas and Texas State

Thanks to a series of thunderstorms, a midweek meeting between Texas and Texas State’s baseball teams was cancelled on Tuesday night. Before the cancellation was announced at UFCU Disch-Falk Field, the two teams sat through a delay that lasted roughly two hours. Tuesday’s game will not be made up. That … Read More

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Longhorns baseball falls to Kansas to stay in last place in Big 12

After falling to the bottom of the Big 12 standings Friday night, the Longhorns baseball team lost to the Kansas Jayhawks 1-0 Saturday afternoon in Lawrence. Ryan Cyr (3-6) won the pitchers’ duel with Blair Henley on Saturday, throwing a shutout while allowing just two hits and striking out six … Read More

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Walk-off home run dooms Longhorns baseball team in Lawrence

Needing a win to keep Kansas at the bottom of the Big 12 standings, the Longhorns baseball team fell to the Jayhawks 4-2 in Lawrence on Friday night. A three-run ninth inning, fueled by a pair of home runs, doomed a Longhorns squad that has lost 10 of its last … Read More

‘We’ve got to come play and we’ve got to ball’: Texas heads to Kansas for crucial Big 12 series

For Longhorns of all shapes and sizes, finding wins in Lawrence, Kan., has not been easy in recent years. All-time, the Texas men’s basketball team is 1-17 there against Kansas. Two of the volleyball program’s three conference losses over the past three seasons came in the Jayhawks’ gym. Football? Let’s … Read More

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Has Texas’ bubble burst for the NCAA’s tournament?

Less than a year after it reached the College World Series, Texas is no longer projected to make the NCAA Tournament’s field of 64 teams. D1Baseball has listed Texas among the “First five out” in its most-recent forecast for the NCAA Tournament. Meanwhile, Baseball America’s “First four … Read More

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Texas baseball falls to Texas A&M-Corpus Christi on the road

Texas baseball head coach David Pierce acknowledged that there wasn’t a lot of room for error for the Longhorns regarding getting to the postseason after the series against West Virginia. There’s less room now, if there is any. After ending a six-game losing streak Sunday, the Longhorns … Read More

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Days after duel, Bryce Elder pulls even with West Virginia’s Manoah on Big 12 medal stand

Once again, Texas sophomore Bryce Elder has been named the Big 12’s pitcher of the week. Elder was honored on Monday for his effort in a 3-2 loss to West Virginia on Friday. Then the 17th-ranked team in the D1Baseball poll, West Virginia struck out 13 times … Read More

With its margin for error dwindling, Texas uses Lance Ford’s new bat to snap its losing streak

Ask Texas pitcher Ty Madden about teammate Lance Ford, and he’ll tell you that “little kid’s got juice.” The stats might beg to differ. Over the first 110 at-bats of his freshman year, UT’s 5-foot-10 second baseman had yet to hit a homer. He had eight RBIs to his name. Ford … Read More