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Kody Clemens: ‘He is going to be someone to be reckoned with down the road’

Kody Clemens grew up around baseball. His family lived and breathed the game. He and his brothers grew up watching their father, Roger Clemens, become one of the most dominating pitchers in major league history. Kody watched as his older brothers followed the family tradition of becoming professional … Read More

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Ex-Texas standout Brandon Belt names newborn son after Augie Garrido

Ex-Texas baseball player Brandon Belt and his wife, Haylee, welcomed their second son into the world on Friday. The 9-pound, 9-ounce boy was named August Kyle Belt. The name is a tip of the cap to August “Augie” Garrido, who coached Belt at Texas. Belt currently plays for the San … Read More

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Kody Clemens, Bianca Turati represent Texas as Big 12 athlete of the year candidates

Kody Clemens and Bianca Turati already won Big 12 player of the year awards in their respective sports, and now they’re up for an even loftier honor. Clemens (baseball) and Turati (tennis) were chosen to represent Texas in athlete of the year voting. Fans will be able to choose their … Read More

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And the winner is: Kody Clemens and Jake McKenzie score twice as Texas hands out awards

Much like the Academy Awards, Grammys and MTV Movie Awards, Texas’ baseball team has found a way to recognize excellence. On Monday, UT announced its winners. Texas split its six team awards among four players who guided UT to the College World Series. Kody Clemens (Brooks Kieschnick Team MVP, Keith Moreland … Read More

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Former Longhorn Brandon Belt gets some help from the ‘Ballot Brothers’ in All-Star push

Former Texas baseball standout Brandon Belt has tagged in his San Francisco Giants teammates to help promote his 2018  National League All-Star campaign. Former Texas Rangers pitcher Derek Holland and veteran outfielder Hunter Pence sent a professional wrestling inspired message to All-Star fan voters in hopes to send first baseman … Read More

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Texas’ David Pierce named Baseball America college coach of the year

Texas coach David Pierce guided a team that stood 9-9 early this season all the way to the College World Series. That type of work was among the nation’s best, according to Baseball America. The well-respected baseball magazine named Pierce its national college coach of the year … Read More

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WATCH: Kody Clemens hits 1st professional home run, then another

Kody Clemens celebrated American independence with his first professional home run on July 4. Then he hit another one for good measure. Playing for the West Michigan Whitecaps in Single-A, Clemens went yard on back-to-back at-bats against the Lansing Lugnuts at Cooley Law School Stadium. The Whitecaps won 7-3. Through … Read More

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Texas reliever Josh Sawyer to join drafted teammates in the minor leagues

After five years at Texas and two trips to the College World Series, Josh Sawyer has decided to wear a new uniform. Sawyer announced on Tuesday night that he had signed with a Chicago Cubs franchise that used a 16th-round pick on him in last month’s MLB … Read More

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Report: Texas signee Korey Holland to sign with Cleveland and forgo his collegiate career

During the 2019 baseball season, Korey Holland won’t be an option in UT’s outfield. MLB.com’s Jim Callis reported on Tuesday that Holland had agreed to sign with the Cleveland Indians. Holland, a high school outfielder who received a signing bonus of $515,000, was drafted by the Indians in the 14th … Read More

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Texas ex Brooks Kieschnick to be inducted into Southwest Conference Hall of Fame

Texas baseball is getting closer to a full lineup of inductees in the Southwest Conference Hall of Fame. On Tuesday, the Texas Sports Hall of Fame announced that Brooks Kieschnick will be the latest Longhorn inducted into the SWC Hall of Fame in September. He will be the eighth Longhorns baseball … Read More

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Texas Ex Parker Joe Robinson to return to California to begin his professional career

Undrafted earlier this month, Texas junior pitcher Parker Joe Robinson has signed as a free agent with the Los Angeles Angels. Robinson graduated in May, and he later announced that he would not return to Texas. He will instead join an organization that drafted ex-teammates Zane Gurwitz and … Read More

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With pitch clock in place, Texas and Big 12 foes see shorter games in conference play

This season, baseball fans may have noticed shorter games at Big 12 ballparks. The Big 12 announced on Tuesday that its conference games lasted an average of 3 hours, 4 minutes in 2018. That was 13 minutes shorter than the length of the conference clashes in 2017. An experimentation with … Read More

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Texas star Kody Clemens to sign with Detroit after a storybook ending to his collegiate career

After one of the best seasons in recent memory, Kody Clemens will leave Texas on top. Clemens, a junior infielder, announced on Monday that he will sign with the Detroit Tigers. Earlier this month, Detroit chose Clemens with the first pick of the MLB Draft’s third round. Read More

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Chase Shugart set to join Boston Red Sox organization

Chase Shugart, who was selected by the Boston Red Sox during the 12th round of the MLB draft, has decided to skip his final year of eligibility at Texas. After thanking Longhorns fans, coaches and teammates, Shugart said via Twitter Friday, “it is time for me to … Read More

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Trio of pitchers announce their departure from Texas’ baseball program

Three pitchers have decided that their last games at Texas were played in the College World Series. Nolan Kingham, Andy McGuire and Parker Joe Robinson each revealed on Twitter on Thursday that they will not return to Texas in 2019. The three pitchers combined for a 12-7 record and 10 … Read More

From Clemens’ All-American year to honoring Augie, Texas completes a memorable season

When it comes to writing down the official record, Texas’ baseball season won’t be tough to describe. The Longhorns went 42-23 this year. They won the Big 12 championship for the first time since 2011. They reached the College World Series for a record 36th time but went 0-2 in … Read More

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Bohls: Texas baseball’s 2019 squad should feature a deeper pitching staff

Kirk Bohls released this week’s nine things and one crazy prediction. A couple were dedicated to the Longhorns. Here are Kirk’s takes on those items: On the Texas baseball season: Texas had an impressive ride this post-season that in some ways mirrored Mississippi State, which once stood 15-15 … Read More

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During an achievement-laden season, Kody Clemens takes home Texas’ triple crown

Throughout the 2018 baseball season, Kody Clemens was the top threat in Texas’ line-up. Clemens closed out his junior year as UT’s leader in batting average (.351), home runs (24) and RBIs (72). Since 1960, only nine Longhorns have won the team’s offensive triple crown: 2018: Kody Clemens (.351 BA, … Read More

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Bohls: Even in early CWS defeat, we see that David Pierce has brought Texas baseball back

OMAHA, Neb. — Texas’ trip to the College World Series shouldn’t be remembered for the fact that it was one of the first two teams going home. Instead, these Longhorns should be recognized for just getting here at all. That in itself was a monumental achievement for a team whose accomplishments will … Read More

Texas’ 36th trip to the College World Series ends as Florida upends the ‘gritty’ Longhorns 6-1

OMAHA, Neb. — With its season on the brink, Texas went out swinging on Tuesday. The Longhorns, unable to survive 15 strikeouts and a sixth-inning slip-up, saw their season end with a 6-1 loss to top-seeded Florida at TD Ameritrade Park in an elimination game at the College World Series. Read More