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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

Postcard from Omaha: Texas’ Austin Todd ends his sophomore season feeling healthy

OMAHA, Neb. — One thing the Longhorns didn’t see a lot of this season? Pinch-hitting. Over its 65 games, Texas (42-23) used a pinch-hitter 31 times. The biggest of those at-bats coming off the bench was Austin Todd’s two-run single in a win over Stanford in March. Read More

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The Final Pitch: Florida 6, Texas 1 – Gators end Texas’ season and stay at College World Series

OMAHA, Neb. — Texas was unable to keep up with Florida as the NCAA’s reigning champion pulled away in the sixth inning of an elimination game in the College World Series. Making its 36th appearance at the College World Series, Texas ends its year with a 42-23 record. Read More

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RECAP: Texas baseball falls in elimination game in College World Series to Florida

After losing its 2018 College World Series opening game against Arkansas on Sunday in Omaha, the Texas baseball team (42-22) attempts to keep its season alive today against No.1 seed Florida (47-20). The winner will advance while the loser will have its season end. Originally scheduled for … Read More

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Weather coerces an alteration to Texas’ schedule at the College World Series

OMAHA, Neb. — It appears the Mother Nature may be Texas’ toughest opponent at the College World Series. Weather impacted the third day of action at the College World Series on Monday. As a result, Texas’ elimination game against Florida has been pushed back on Tuesday’s schedule … Read More

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American-Statesman Staff

Bohls: Tuesday starter Blair Henley and Texas’ relaxed, focused mindset boost CWS chances

OMAHA, Neb. — In a lighter moment at a casual Saturday team practice before the very first College World Series pitch, Blair Henley was discussing his summer plans. Once this post-season ends, the Texas pitcher said he’ll make his way to the Cape Cod League where he’ll join five of … Read More

With its season on the line, Texas looks to end Florida’s reign in college baseball

OMAHA, Neb. — If Texas wants to stay in contention for the NCAA championship, the Longhorns need to take out the reigning kings of college baseball. Texas (42-22) meets Florida (47-20) on Tuesday at TD Ameritrade Park for an elimination game at the College World Series. The Gators are not … Read More

Postcard from Omaha: For one current and former Texas player, this CWS is better late than never

OMAHA, Neb. — Ryan Reynolds is playing in the College World Series for the first time, a level that the Texas third baseman’s dad, Shane, never quite reached. But he did come close back in 1987, when he went 6-0 with a high ERA but was left off the Longhorns’ … Read More

A long road awaits Texas at the College World Series after a lengthy loss to Arkansas

OMAHA, Neb. — A sixth inning that lasted more than 3½ hours has Texas within one loss of an offseason that’s even longer. At TD Ameritrade Park on Sunday, Texas fell 11-5 to Arkansas in its College World Series opener. The defeat sends the Longhorns to the losers’ bracket at … Read More

Kirk Bohls

American-Statesman Staff

Bohls: Pierce took huge gamble with pitching choice

OMAHA, Neb. — David Pierce may have made his biggest coaching blunder as a Longhorn to date Sunday night. But he clearly thought it was worth the risk. He used his two best pitchers and still lost, falling 11-5 to Arkansas in their College World Series opener. That can be … Read More

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The Final Pitch: Arkansas 11, Texas 5 – Longhorns blown out in College World Series opener

OMAHA, Neb. — A sixth-inning swoon cost UT dearly as Arkansas emerged victorious in both teams’ first game at the College World Series. In the top of the fifth frame at TD Ameritrade Park, UT took a 2-1 lead on David Hamilton’s sacrifice fly. Arkansas countered with a two-run homer … Read More