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Postcard from Omaha: The next Vince Young? Kamron Fields instead looking to shine as a reliever

OMAHA, Neb. — Texas reliever Kamron Fields had a challenging decision to make when he came out of high school at Lakeview Centennial in Garland. Should he play baseball or football as a talented quarterback or try to play both? The Texas freshman had almost a dozen offers, many of … Read More

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FOLLOW LIVE: Texas baseball faces Arkansas in College World Series opener

The College World Series is underway and Texas (42-21) begins its pursuit of a seventh College World Series title. But standing in the way is Arkansas (44-19) of the SEC. With win, Texas will play at 7 p.m. on Tuesday. With a loss, Texas will play at 2 p.m. Tuesday. Read More

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Augie Garrido’s jersey number to be worn by David Pierce throughout College World Series

OMAHA, Neb. – Texas coach David Pierce will wear the No. 16 – the late Augie Garrido’s old number – for the entirety of the Longhorns’ stay at the College World Series. Garrido, 79, passed away on March 15 after suffering a stroke in California. Garrido was … Read More

Postcard from Omaha: Andy McGuire maintains confidence and title as Texas’ closer

Should Texas be leading in the ninth inning in Sunday’s game against Arkansas, will Andy McGuire get the call from the bullpen? McGuire has recorded a team-high seven saves in 2018. With a 2.01 ERA over 27 appearances, he ranks third among the Longhorns in that statistical category. He also … Read More

Familiar foe? Texas insists it’s a different team ahead of CWS rematch with rival Arkansas

OMAHA, Neb. — When Texas and Arkansas meet at the College World Series on Sunday, the Longhorns would prefer to treat it as an introduction instead of a reunion. Sunday’s standoff will be the 110th game in a long-standing series that threw out its first pitch in … Read More

Kirk Bohls

American-Statesman Staff

Bohls: Texas, Perrin found a baseball gem in David Pierce

OMAHA, Neb. — His heart was broken. David Pierce was absolutely crushed two years ago when he was told he would not be getting the head coaching job he so badly desired. “I really wanted the job,” Pierce said Friday, “but they were concerned about my buyout at Tulane. I … Read More

Postcard from Omaha: Texas is already doing some (property) damage at CWS

OMAHA, Neb. — Texas is making its first trip to the College World Series since 2014 and junior outfielder Masen Hibbeler has ended up in a police blotter before a box score. The Longhorns practiced at Bellevue East High School after their arrival in Omaha on Thursday. Helped by winds, … Read More

Kirk Bohls

American-Statesman Staff

Bohls: The best recipe to simmer the old Texas vs. Arkansas feud? Equal parts time, separation

OMAHA, Neb. — Arkansas faces off against Texas in Sunday’s first College World Series game that day. To put that into perspective, think World Cup meets Super Bowl. Except bigger. OK, we exaggerate, but beating the Longhorns in anything can be a matter of the highest priority for Razorbacks fans, … Read More

Texas’ Kody Clemens is a star, but this College World Series field has other Kody Clemenses, too

OMAHA, Neb. — Need a way to describe Kody Clemens’ junior year at Texas in 10 words or less? Here are a few suggestions: Big 12 player of the year. Five-time All-American. Detroit Tigers’ draft pick. Golden Spikes … Read More

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A not so brief history of all of the Longhorns’ 36 trips to the College World Series: Augie Garrido era

Behind the strength of Kody Clemens’ power and David Pierce’s faith in his pitching staff, the Longhorn baseball team is back in Omaha at the College World Series. It’s the first appearance since 2014 and a record 36th. Texas is to college baseball as Notre Dame is to college football … Read More

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A not so brief history of all of Texas’ 36 trips to the College World Series: Cliff Gustafson era

Behind the strength of Kody Clemens’ power and David Pierce’s faith in his pitching staff, the Longhorn baseball team is back in Omaha at the College World Series. It’s the first appearance since 2014 and a record 36th. Texas is to college baseball as Notre Dame is to college football … Read More

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A not so brief history of all of the Longhorns’ 36 trips to the College World Series: Bibb Falk era

Behind the strength of Kody Clemens’ power and David Pierce’s faith in his pitching staff, the Longhorn baseball team is back in Omaha at the College World Series. It’s the first appearance since 2014 and a record 36th. Texas is to college baseball as Notre Dame is to college football … Read More

Kirk Bohls

American-Statesman Staff

Bohls: Years later, Coach Gus still leans on the edge of his recliner for every Texas pitch

The diet’s changed. He no longer downs a big bowl of Blue Bell homemade vanilla ice cream at night any more. Quit that two or three years back, he guesses. He jokes now that the Texas creamery “probably had to shut down some” as a result of his cutbacks. His … Read More

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On Second Thought Ep 102: Texas coach David Pierce on CWS journey; Craig Way, voice of the Longhorns

It’s a jam-packed episode 101 of the On Second Thought podcast as Texas baseball coach discusses his team’s journey to the College World Series and its first-round matchup with Arkansas while Craig Way, the longtime radio voice of the Longhorns, gives his take on Texas’ chances in Omaha along with … Read More

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Kody Clemens named to three more All-America teams

Kody Clemens has earned a spot on three more All-America teams, adding to his spots on the Collegiate Baseball and Baseball America teams. D1Baseball.com, NCBWA and Perfect Game/Rawlings all named the junior second baseman to their All-America teams. Clemens had an outstanding Super Regional series against Tennessee … Read More

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Augie Garrido to be honored by Austin congressman at 2018 Congressional Baseball Game

The University of Texas is headed to the College World Series in Omaha, but the school’s baseball team will receive another honor Thursday in the nation’s capital. Congressman Roger Williams (R-Austin), will honor former University of Texas coach Augie Garrido at Thursday’s 2018 bipartisan Congressional Baseball Game at Nationals … Read More

Texas newcomers stepping up as some CWS-bound Longhorns prepare to continue a family tradition

For some members of the Texas baseball team, a trip to the College World Series might seem like a birthright. Take Kody Clemens, for example. The All-American infielder’s father, Roger Clemens, was Texas’ winning pitcher in the 1983 NCAA title game. And his older brother, Kacy, started at first base … Read More

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Was an undershirt the MVP of Texas’ NCAA super regional?

Mark Payton last played baseball at Texas during the 2014 season. That, though, doesn’t mean he isn’t still making contributions at his alma mater. According to junior infielder Kody Clemens, Payton left behind a burnt orange undershirt when he departed UT. That undershirt was kept in the possession of Kacy … Read More

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NCAA announces the date and time for Texas’ Omaha opener against Arkansas

When the College World Series gets underway this weekend, Texas and Arkansas will meet for a Sunday matinee. Texas and Arkansas will play in the College World Series’ third game, the NCAA announced on Monday night. First pitch for the Longhorns and Razorbacks at Omaha’s TD Ameritrade Park Omaha on … Read More

Cedric Golden

American-Statesman Staff

Golden: Texas’ Kody Clemens made Tennessee Tech pay for pitching to him. Again.

Note to the pitchers in Omaha: Beware. Kody Clemens is coming. It’s been a simple script for the Texas Longhorns this season: Get solid pitching and ride the Clemens wave offensively. Tennessee Tech found out the hard way. Pitch to Clemens. Suffer. Lose. Texas 5, Tennessee Tech 2. Clemens supplied … Read More