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Cedric Golden

American-Statesman Staff

Golden: Amid an Augie backdrop, Texas regains its footing against Fullerton

When David Pierce replaced Augie Garrido back in the summer of 2016, one of the first calls the new Texas baseball coach received came from Cal State Fullerton’s Rick Vanderhook. Vanderhook, who played and coached under Garrido at Fullerton, had an idea up his sleeve. “The first thing I asked … Read More

Texas 4, Cal State Fullerton 3: Relief effort holds up as Longhorns survive another close call

No, Texas isn’t going to win all of its games by 20 runs this season. In fact, Texas probably won’t take a single one by 20 runs. The Longhorns last blew out an opponent by that many in 2002. Texas, though, is insistent that it will be pretty competitive in … Read More

Texas 6, Cal State Fullerton 1: Longhorns boosted by a big inning in ‘Garrido Series’ opener

On Friday night, the seventh-inning stretch turned into a surge for the Texas Longhorns. Six runs scored in the bottom of the seventh inning propelled UT to a 6-1 win over Cal State Fullerton at UFCU Disch-Falk Field. The five-run win was Texas’ 11th victory of the season. It also … Read More

Arizona 8, Texas 6: Longhorn pitchers come up short during a lengthy midweek audition

On Super Tuesday, it was the Texas Longhorns who waited all night for results to trickle in at UFCU Disch-Falk Field. Those results were not pretty. Texas slumped to an 8-6 loss that took four hours and 35 minutes to complete. Texas allowed only four hits to Arizona, but the … Read More

Longhorns rally but fall short against Missouri

HOUSTON — Despite head coach David Pierce making several changes to the starting lineup, Texas’ offensive woes continued Sunday on the third day of the Shriners Hospitals for Children College Classic at Minute Maid Park. A continued scoring drought, fielding errors and struggling relief pitchers allowed Missouri (6-5) to jump … Read More

Texas pounces on No. 6 Arkansas, holds off Hogs for 8-7 win

HOUSTON — Texas outfielder Austin Todd singled on the first pitch the Longhorns saw for the second night in a row on Saturday, but this time the Longhorns returned to their winning ways. Facing No. 6 Arkansas in the Shriners Hospitals for Children College … Read More

No. 11 LSU 4, Texas 3: Longhorns go down swinging in their first loss of the 2020 season

HOUSTON — On a Friday night at Minute Maid Park, the number 16 was anything but sweet for Texas. Texas struck out 16 times in a 4-3 loss to LSU in both teams’ opener at the 2020 Shriners Hospitals for Children College Classic. The defeat was … Read More

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On Second Thought Ep 170: Texas legend Andre Robertson on playing in the 70s: Houston Chronicle’s John McClain on the Texans, Devin Duvernay

In Episode 170 of the On Second Thought podcast, Longhorn legend Andre Robertson looks back on his most vivid memories — both good and bad — from being the first black Texas scholarship baseball player during the 1970s to his five years in the Major Leagues with the New York … Read More

Texas 4, Sam Houston State 1: Pete Hansen shines as Longhorns prep for a big weekend

Partially discovered by Texas on Twitter, freshman pitcher Pete Hansen verified his left arm on Tuesday night. In his first collegiate start, Hansen struck out six and allowed two hits over five innings in a 4-1 win over Sam Houston State at UFCU Disch-Falk Field. The Longhorns are the Big … Read More

Kirk Bohls

American-Statesman Staff

Bohls: Cam comes through to keep Texas unbeaten

David Pierce didn’t really care all that much for how Sunday’s baseball series finale with Boise State transpired at UFCU Disch-Falk Field. “Except for one inning,” the Longhorn head coach said, “I thought Boise outplayed us today.” But he was fond of the ending. So was new Longhorn hero Cam … Read More

Texas 2, Boise State 1: Madden pitches unnbeaten Longhorns past Broncos

Ty Madden started and ended his day on the mound Saturday about as well as he could have. When the first pitch rolled off the sophomore’s fingers, Texas fans roared in appreciation. Moments later, Madden retired the Boise State batter on his first strikeout of the afternoon. Eight innings later, … Read More

Texas 7, Boise State 0: Bryce Elder, Longhorns welcome Broncos back to baseball with a shutout

On a historic night at UFCU Disch-Falk Field, Texas went about its business as usual. Given an early lead to work with, Bryce Elder registered double-digit strikeouts in Friday’s 7-0 win over Boise State. The victory was the sixth of the season for an undefeated Texas team. The loss, meanwhile, … Read More

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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