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‘That was an unbelievable night’: An oral history of Texas’ 25-inning win over Boston College

Austin Wood can count May 30, 2009 as one of the longest days of his life. Wood, who was a senior relief pitcher for Texas, had a 6 p.m. regional baseball game against Boston College that Saturday. He also had a friend in from out of town that weekend who … Read More

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Collegiate Baseball Newspaper honors Bryce Elder for his performance during UT’s shortened season

Texas junior pitcher Bryce Elder was named a second-team All-American by the Collegiate Baseball Newspaper on Tuesday. Elder was joined on the second team by TCU reliever Haylen Green. Texas Tech also placed closer Micah Dallas and infielder Brian Klein on the second team. No Big 12 athletes … Read More

Texas turns to notable guest speakers after the cancellation of its 2020 baseball season

Like many, Texas freshman Andre Duplantier II hadn’t really heard of Zoom a couple of months ago. But ever since his spring semester was upended by the coronavirus pandemic, Duplantier has become quite familiar with the video conferencing service. The platform has served as a virtual classroom for three of … Read More

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Longhorn recruit Jared Kelley named the top baseball player in Texas

UT signee Jared Kelley has been named the Texas Gatorade Player of the Year for the 2020 baseball season. Due the coronavirus pandemic, Kelley made only three starts during his senior year at Refugio. He made the most of his time on the mound, however. According to the Victoria Advocate, … Read More

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UTSA grad transfer to play baseball at Texas in 2021

On Wednesday evening, the Texas baseball team found some relief in San Antonio. Right-handed pitcher Palmer Wenzel has revealed on Twitter that he plans on playing baseball at Texas in 2021. The 6-1, 195-pound Wenzel will join the Longhorns as a graduate transfer from UT-San Antonio. Wenzel recorded a 0.87 … Read More

Swindell recalls Texas, MLB career — and the day he signed his scholarship on the hood of a pickup truck

This shortened season marked 34 years since Greg Swindell took the mound for Texas, but his three-year career remains one of the best in Longhorns history. He was recently featured on a Texas Sports Hall of Fame podcast, where he shared stories of his humble beginning … Read More

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On Second Thought Ep. 180:’s Richard Justice: Sixty percent chance of baseball in July

In Episode 180 of the On Second Thought podcast, columnist Richard Justice tells hosts Cedric Golden and Kirk Bohls why there’s a 60 percent chance we will see Major League baseball soon. He also dishes on the labor negotiations between owners and players and the PR problems that … Read More

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Texas generates 66.2 million impressions during its #MyTexas digital campaign

Even with no games and no students on campus, Texas found a way to win on the internet. The athletic department’s wide-ranging #MyTexas campaign generated an eye-popping 66.2 million impressions across all of UT’s social media platforms, according to an internal report. The majority … Read More

Live events still uncertain, Texas athletics planning a virtual day-long tailgate party

Zoom will become a four-letter word in Drew Martin’s house, if it’s not already. No amount of webcasting can supplant face-to-face interaction, especially when your job is to interact with Texas fans. As UT’s director of external operations, Martin and his staff were ready for the … Read More

Recapping our Texas Ten: Joseph Ossai, Charli Collier were both breakout Longhorns

This was supposed to be a typically busy weekend in a whirlwind spring semester at Texas. Baseball, softball, track, tennis and golf should be going strong. Instead, it’s quiet. Nobody knows when this coronavirus stoppage will end, and everybody is now worried about football season. School … Read More

Disch-appointed: Longhorns fanatics try to fill the void caused by a canceled baseball season

A few weeks ago, Gus Armbruster had planned on celebrating his seventh birthday at UFCU Disch-Falk Field. A UT baseball game would have been the perfect setting for a birthday party for Gus, who is one of the Longhorns’ biggest — and at the same time, smallest — fans. One … Read More

With NCAA eligibility, MLB draft altered, Texas baseball is tackling 2021 roster management

Texas baseball coach David Pierce called this week’s NCAA decision to restore a year of eligibility for all spring sports athletes a “victory” on Wednesday. Monday’s ruling — and uncertainty over this year’s MLB draft — has created a numbers game for Pierce. He currently has 49 players tied to … Read More

Their baseball careers on hold, ex-Longhorns look for some spring training

Seven weeks ago, Nolan Kingham appeared at Texas’ baseball alumni game and answered questions about his future. How was the former Longhorn progressing as a professional? Was he happy with the way he pitched in 2019? Where did he think he’d start out the 2020 season? Kingham, a … Read More

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Texas joins a Big 12 quintet in the NCBWA’s final baseball poll of 2020

In its final poll of an abbreviated season, the National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association has given Texas a No. 29 ranking. Florida topped the 30-team poll after winning 16 of its 17 games this spring. The Big 12 was represented by No. 5 Texas Tech, No. 10 Oklahoma, No. 27 … Read More

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Bohls: When it came to baseball, Texas Hall of Honor’s Travis Eckert a true ‘natural’

Travis Eckert cannot stand to watch baseball. He may have caught part of a World Series game or two in the last few years, but when really pressed to name the last time he watched an entire game on television, he was stumped. “Maybe 15 years ago,” Eckert guessed. “I … Read More

Texas athletes, coaches come to grips with stoppage, all wonder what’s next

Those in the stands cheered the NCAA’s decision to cancel March Madness and all spring championships over coronavirus fears. The competitors in the arena were devastated. “Speechless,” Texas guard Sug Sutton tweeted Thursday. Her Longhorns teammate Joyner Holmes tweeted, “Absolutely speechless… … Read More

See you later: With fans in the stands, Texas baseball cruises past Wildcats, 9-1

For the last time until March 22, Texas fans fell into their green folding seats at UFCU Disch-Falk Field on Wednesday night. And just minutes before they rose in unison for the seventh-inning stretch during the Longhorns’ 9-1 win over Abilene Christian, UT athletics announced that all sporting events will … Read More

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Cam Williams’ hand injury leads to a vacancy at third base for Texas

Texas coach David Pierce has announced that his baseball team will be missing its starting third baseman for the next three to four weeks. Pierce said in a radio interview on Wednesday that junior Cam Williams needs to have surgery on his hamate bone. Williams injured his hand during this … Read More

Texas 8, Cal State Fullerton 4: Todd’s homer helps Horns complete sweep

Five days before Sunday’s series finale with Cal State Fullerton, Texas racked up a season-high 11 hits. Those swings, though, went without merit in an 8-6 loss to visiting Arizona. Texas had no intention of allowing this weekend to yield similar results. The Longhorns (13–3) surpassed their previous benchmark with … Read More

Kirk Bohls

American-Statesman Staff

Bohls: Texas rides Merryman, strong bullpen to sweep

David Pierce knows it’s been a good weekend of baseball when his biggest concern coming out it involves finding a No. 3 starter. And the Texas head coach does need to. But he’ll take that kind of problem over a lot of others in early March after his unranked Longhorns … Read More