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How did Boise State end up on the Texas baseball team’s schedule?

For the first time this season, Texas’ baseball team will spend a weekend at home. Over the past few years, Rice, Louisiana-Lafayette and Purdue have participated in the first weekend series at UFCU Disch-Falk Field. Marquee programs like Stanford, Houston and Texas Tech are in the Austin area this weekend, … Read More

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Black History Month at Texas: Andre Robertson

Throughout Black History Month, the American-Statesman will take a daily look at the black athletes who have had a lasting impact in Texas’ athletic department. Today, we are writing about baseball player Andre Roberston.  Once a 155-pound quarterback from West Orange High, Robertson originally thought he’d play football at Texas. Read More

Texas 6, Lamar 1: Paced by Austin Todd’s early hit and Owen Meaney’s arm, UT moves to 5-0

The conditions on Wednesday afternoon weren’t perfect but the record of Texas’ baseball team remained so. Texas got a big swing from Austin Todd and three innings of spotless relief from Owen Meaney in a 6-1 win over Lamar. Texas improved to 5-0 on a dreary afternoon at UFCU Disch-Falk … Read More

Texas 6, UTSA 2: Big inning boosts the Longhorns in a successful home opener

After spending its first weekend of the baseball season on the road, Texas had a successful homecoming on Tuesday night. Texas overcame a cold start on a 53-degree evening in Austin in a 6-2 win over UTSA. Coming off a season-opening sweep at Rice, the Longhorns … Read More

Texas 5, Rice 4: Horns open with a sweep after bullpen survives its first big test

HOUSTON — In the ninth inning Sunday at Reckling Park, Texas was in danger of having its brooms bested by Rice’s bats. Having already homered and forced a Longhorns pitching change in the ninth, the Owls had a runner stationed at first base, one run down with only one out. Read More

Texas 4, Rice 0: Longhorns debut a Madden-Ardoin battery in a series-clinching shutout

HOUSTON — While debuting a new tag team on Saturday evening, Texas scored a knockout on the road. Sophomore pitcher Ty Madden struck out seven batters and Texas hit two home runs in a 4-0 win at Rice. The shutout — UT’s 16th since David Pierce took over ahead of … Read More

Texas 7, Rice 4: Newcomers help Longhorns slug their way past the host Owls in 2020 opener

HOUSTON — Having flipped the page on its 2019 season, Texas wrote a win into the first sentence of its newest chapter on Friday evening. Texas overcame a second-inning setback and opened its 2020 campaign with a 7-4 win at Rice. The Longhorns were paced by three home runs, two … Read More

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Black History Month at Texas: Calvin Murray

Throughout Black History Month, the American-Statesman will take a daily look at the black athletes who have had a lasting impact in Texas’ athletic department. Today, we are writing about baseball player Calvin Murray. An outfielder at Texas from 1990-92, Murray went out with a bang. As a junior, Murray … Read More

Texas enters its 2020 baseball season with a set rotation, but can the Longhorns find consistency?

Nearly nine months ago, Texas closed out last baseball season on Cole Quintanilla’s strikeout of a rival batter from Oklahoma. For Longhorns fans, the offseason layover — one that was longer than usual considering the team missed both the Big 12 and NCAA post-season tournaments — … Read More

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Texas’ Murphy Stehly to wear No. 14 as a tribute to former coach John Altobelli

Texas junior infielder Murphy Stehly will honor his former coach by wearing the No. 14 throughout the 2020 baseball season. That number belonged to John Altobelli, the longtime head coach at Orange Coast College. Altobelli and NBA legend Kobe Bryant were two of the nine people killed in a helicopter … Read More

Texas alumni game notebook: Ex-Longhorns Mark Payton, Tres Barrera eye MLB roles

Last season, Texas was represented in the major leagues by a half-dozen of its former baseball players. Mark Payton was not among those Texas Exes in the majors. An outfielder, Payton instead hit .334 with 30 homers over 118 games with Oakland’s Triple-A affiliate in Las Vegas. Since 2017, Payton … Read More

With its past in town, Texas looks ahead to its future at third base

During the first inning at UFCU Disch-Falk Field on Saturday, Ryan Reynolds fielded a grounder near third base and fired the baseball across the diamond for an out. It was a routine play that Texas’ fans had often seen over the past three seasons. This time, though, Reynolds was wearing … Read More

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Texas receives a first-place vote but will open its season in the middle of the Big 12’s pack

Texas won a Big 12 championship two years ago but was stuck in the conference’s basement last season. On Thursday, the Longhorns claimed the middle slot in the Big 12’s 2020 preseason poll. Texas earned enough votes to place fifth in the Big 12’s annual preseason poll. With 38 points, … Read More

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With 2020 season approaching, Texas’ Bryce Elder and Eric Kennedy honored among the Big 12’s best

Texas was represented by pitcher Bryce Elder and outfielder Eric Kennedy on the Big 12’s preseason baseball team, which was released on Wednesday. The preseason team honored 20 players from seven of the Big 12’s nine baseball programs. Baylor infielder Nick Loftin (player of the year) … Read More

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‘Alto was special’: Texas’ David Pierce eulogizes a former teammate following accident that also killed Kobe Bryant

On Monday, Texas baseball coach David Pierce called John Altobelli, his former teammate at the University of Houston, a dear friend and added that Altobelli’s “impact in the baseball community was incredible.” Altobelli, 56, was among the nine passengers who died in a helicopter accident in California on Sunday morning. Read More

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