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Lacking clutch hits and a quality start, Texas finds a way to knock off Houston

Texas’ Longhorns picked up a win instead of style points on Tuesday. Texas rallied from an early deficit in an unconventional win over Houston at UFCU Disch-Falk Field. The Longhorns were held to four hits — their second-lowest output of a 44-game season — but that number was trumped by … Read More

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The Final Pitch: Texas 9, Houston 4

Held to four hits, Texas still managed to score nine times in a five-run win over Houston at UFCU Disch-Falk Field on Tuesday. Texas trailed 3-0 after the second inning but rallied behind a four-run third inning. The Longhorns then scored five times in the fourth frame. Thanks to a … Read More

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With Texas eyeing an indoor baseball facility, Clemens family gifts $1 million to the Longhorns

Roger and Debbie Clemens have pledged $1 million to Texas’ baseball program, the school announced on Tuesday. The donation, which was made on behalf of the Roger Clemens Foundation, will go toward a fundraising goal of $9 million. Texas is currently fundraising for the building of an indoor training facility. Read More

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Already known for his glove, Texas shortstop David Hamilton sprints back onto the national radar

Already No. 1 on Texas’ roster, sophomore shortstop David Hamilton can also be found near the top of some statistical categories. After swiping six bags over UT’s last five games, Hamilton ranks in a third-place tie among Division I base stealers. His defense also leads the country with … Read More

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As RPI ranking tumbles, Texas is rewarded for last week’s performance against non-conference teams

After playing five games against non-conference opponents last week, Texas is trending up and trending down at the same time. On Monday, Texas climbed two spots to No. 19 in D1Baseball’s national poll. Among Big 12 teams, UT (28-15) trails only No. 4 Texas Tech (32-9) in … Read More

Defensive mistakes costly as Longhorns end their long week on a sour note

In its bid for a perfect week, a strength became a weakness for Texas. Three errors led to four unearned runs in UT’s 4-1 loss to New Orleans on Sunday. Texas had opened its week with four wins by a combined score of 34-11, but the three-run loss at home … Read More

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Former Longhorn Brandon Belt’s 21-pitch plate appearance most since at least 1988

ANAHEIM, Calif.– Brandon Belt of the San Francisco Giants saw 21 pitches in an epic plate appearance against Los Angeles Angels rookie right-hander Jaime Barria in the first inning Sunday, the most since records began in 1988. The previous high of 20 pitches in a plate appearance since 1988 was when … Read More

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The Final Pitch: New Orleans 4, Texas 1

Weighed down by three defensive errors on Sunday, Texas ended its five-game week against non-conference opponents with a 4-1 loss to New Orleans. With two outs in the third inning at UFCU Disch-Falk Field, New Orleans built a 3-0 lead as four straight batters reached base. A two-run error in … Read More

Zach Zubia helps Texas rally past New Orleans as Josh Sawyer returns to the winner’s circle

In a cage match at UFCU Disch-Falk Field that lasted nearly three hours, Texas and New Orleans let three plays decide their scorecard. Texas freshman Zach Zubia hit a go-ahead home run in the eighth inning, and Josh Sawyer made a key appearance out of the bullpen in UT’s 8-6 … Read More

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The Final Pitch: Texas 8, New Orleans 6

Led by Kody Clemens and Zach Zubia’s big swings and Josh Sawyer’s big pitches, Texas rallied to an 8-6 win over New Orleans on Friday night. New Orleans jumped out to a 3-0 lead in the first inning at UFCU Disch-Falk Field, and the Privateers added a run in the … Read More

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Longhorns baseball cruises to win over Texas Southern

The Texas Longhorns baseball team scored in four straight innings to help it secure a 10-2 win over Texas Southern in Sugar Land on Wednesday. Texas played the home half of the innings as the teams met at Constellation Field, the home of the minor league Sugar Land Skeeters. Andy … Read More

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Breakfast with Bevo: Who’s on first, What’s on second, I Don’t Know’s on third? Hint — they’re all Jake McKenzie

Good morning. Breakfast is served. It’s Wednesday, April 18th. On this date: The Colts picked Tennessee quarterback Peyton Manning with the first pick of the NFL draft (1998); Joe Montana retired at age 38 after 16 seasons with the 49ers and Chiefs, having won four Super Bowls (1995); Philadelphia’s Mike Schmidt hit his 500th career … Read More

Jake McKenzie, Texas’ ‘ultimate utility guy,’ plays all nine positions as Longhorns rout UT-RGV

On Tuesday, Texas senior Jake McKenzie brought five gloves with him to UFCU Disch-Falk Field. The gloves all served a different purpose for McKenzie. One was used for pitching and another was for starts at first base. He had a glove to wear in the outfield. Another mitt was for … Read More

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The Final Pitch: Texas 13, UT-Rio Grande Valley 2 (7 innings)

One day after returning to the D1Baseball poll, Texas recorded a 13-2 rout of UT-Rio Grande Valley at UFCU Disch-Falk Field. Tuesday’s game was called after UT-RGV was retired in the seventh inning. The Longhorns were retired in order in the first inning, but Texas soon blew open the game. Read More

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Dream Team? With some notable omissions, NCAA attempts to decide Texas’ all-time line-up

Since Texas threw out its first pitch during a 5-3 loss to the Blind Institute in 1896, a lot of baseball players have suited up for the Longhorns. Compiling a list of the nine best players to appear on the 40 Acres is a painstaking and thankless task. Andy Wittry … Read More

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Zach Zubia earns another round of applause from Big 12 after homers lead Texas past Oklahoma

In the sport of baseball, who is the top newcomer in the Big 12 this season? Texas freshman designated hitter Zach Zubia has inserted himself into that conversation. Zubia was once again named the Big 12’s Newcomer of the Week on Monday. Zubia earned that award last Monday … Read More

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Boosted by two wins over Oklahoma, No. 21 Texas returns to the national spotlight

After taking this weekend’s series, Texas has scored another victory over Oklahoma. For the first time since March, Texas was listed in the D1baseball poll on Monday. The Longhorns checked in at No. 21 in the national rankings, just ahead of the No. 22 Sooners. UT (24-14) … Read More

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Texas baseball fails to mount another comeback in series finale loss to Oklahoma

After clinching the series with Oklahoma on Saturday, the Texas baseball team ran out of magic on Sunday. The Sooners (26-13, 9-3 Big 12) handed Texas its first shutout loss since April 30, 2016 with a 6-0 victory Sunday afternoon at L. Dale Mitchell Park in Norman, Okla. Texas dropped … Read More

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Longhorns baseball clinches series against Oklahoma

The Longhorns baseball team clinched a series win with power and pitching as they defeated Oklahoma 5-3 Saturday in Norman, Okla. Zach Zubia hit a two-run homer to put Texas over the top in the eighth inning. Kody Clemens went 4-for-4 with three runs scored, a double and a home … Read More

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Texas baseball pulls off comeback to open series with OU

A two-run double by Masen Hibbeler lifted the Texas baseball team to a comeback, 7-6, win over Oklahoma on Friday night in Norman, Okla. The Longhorns trailed by three runs at multiple points in the game but finished by scoring at least a run in each of the final four … Read More