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Texas returns to action with a shutout win, but a ‘do-or-die’ weekend with Oklahoma awaits

On Tuesday, Texas announced a crowd of 4,672 for its midweek meeting with Incarnate Word at UFCU Disch-Falk Field. One of the attendees, though, was more than just an ordinary fan. No, this onlooker may have crossed paths with his bust outside the ballpark. Before the first pitch, the special guest … Read More

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The Final Pitch: Texas 9, Incarnate Word 0

With games of significantly more importance looming, Texas opened the last week of the regular season with a victory on Tuesday night. Both Texas and Incarnate Word wasted scoring opportunities over the first three innings at UFCU Disch-Falk Field, but the Longhorns broke through in the fourth frame. With two outs, … Read More

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With one week left in the regular season, what is Texas’ path to the postseason?

Last season, Texas closed out the regular season with three wins at home over TCU and a clinching of the Big 12’s championship. One year later, the Longhorns are facing a different kind of drama. With a 6-14 mark in Big 12 play, Texas … Read More

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American-Statesman Staff

Bohls: There’s always next year, and 2020 looks brighter for Texas baseball

In all likelihood, Texas’ baseball season ends next Saturday. There is a slim possibility of the post-season — maybe a 10-percent chance, the head coach says — but it will likely come crashing to an embarrassing conclusion with the home finale against Oklahoma. Pending a colossal miracle that probably includes … Read More

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Weather washes out meeting between Texas and Texas State

Thanks to a series of thunderstorms, a midweek meeting between Texas and Texas State’s baseball teams was cancelled on Tuesday night. Before the cancellation was announced at UFCU Disch-Falk Field, the two teams sat through a delay that lasted roughly two hours. Tuesday’s game will not be made up. That … Read More

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Longhorns baseball falls to Kansas to stay in last place in Big 12

After falling to the bottom of the Big 12 standings Friday night, the Longhorns baseball team lost to the Kansas Jayhawks 1-0 Saturday afternoon in Lawrence. Ryan Cyr (3-6) won the pitchers’ duel with Blair Henley on Saturday, throwing a shutout while allowing just two hits and striking out six … Read More

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Walk-off home run dooms Longhorns baseball team in Lawrence

Needing a win to keep Kansas at the bottom of the Big 12 standings, the Longhorns baseball team fell to the Jayhawks 4-2 in Lawrence on Friday night. A three-run ninth inning, fueled by a pair of home runs, doomed a Longhorns squad that has lost 10 of its last … Read More

‘We’ve got to come play and we’ve got to ball’: Texas heads to Kansas for crucial Big 12 series

For Longhorns of all shapes and sizes, finding wins in Lawrence, Kan., has not been easy in recent years. All-time, the Texas men’s basketball team is 1-17 there against Kansas. Two of the volleyball program’s three conference losses over the past three seasons came in the Jayhawks’ gym. Football? Let’s … Read More

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Has Texas’ bubble burst for the NCAA’s tournament?

Less than a year after it reached the College World Series, Texas is no longer projected to make the NCAA Tournament’s field of 64 teams. D1Baseball has listed Texas among the “First five out” in its most-recent forecast for the NCAA Tournament. Meanwhile, Baseball America’s “First four … Read More

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Texas baseball falls to Texas A&M-Corpus Christi on the road

Texas baseball head coach David Pierce acknowledged that there wasn’t a lot of room for error for the Longhorns regarding getting to the postseason after the series against West Virginia. There’s less room now, if there is any. After ending a six-game losing streak Sunday, the Longhorns … Read More

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Days after duel, Bryce Elder pulls even with West Virginia’s Manoah on Big 12 medal stand

Once again, Texas sophomore Bryce Elder has been named the Big 12’s pitcher of the week. Elder was honored on Monday for his effort in a 3-2 loss to West Virginia on Friday. Then the 17th-ranked team in the D1Baseball poll, West Virginia struck out 13 times … Read More

With its margin for error dwindling, Texas uses Lance Ford’s new bat to snap its losing streak

Ask Texas pitcher Ty Madden about teammate Lance Ford, and he’ll tell you that “little kid’s got juice.” The stats might beg to differ. Over the first 110 at-bats of his freshman year, UT’s 5-foot-10 second baseman had yet to hit a homer. He had eight RBIs to his name. Ford … Read More

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The Final Pitch: Texas 10, West Virginia 2

Led by freshmen Lance Ford and Ty Madden, Texas avoided a sweep at UFCU Disch-Falk Field on Sunday. Ford hit a two-run homer in the second inning to give Texas a 2-1 lead, but that was only the start of a big day for the freshman infielder. Ford led off … Read More

Unable to hold off West Virginia, Texas has its losing streak extended to six games

This story had been written before. With two outs in the ninth inning Saturday, Duke Ellis stood at the plate with a chance to help Texas cap a comeback. Ellis, a junior outfielder, had been involved in five of the last six walk-off wins at UFCU Disch-Falk … Read More

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The Final Pitch: West Virginia 9, Texas 8

Texas let another late lead slip away at UFCU Disch-Falk Field on Saturday in a crushing loss to West Virginia. Home runs by Masen Hibbeler and Zach Zubia in the fifth inning helped UT tie the game after it surrendered five unearned runs. West Virginia bunted in a go-ahead run in … Read More

Late West Virginia homers push Texas into last place in the Big 12’s standings

UT’s recent run of bad luck continued in a 3-2 loss to No. 17 West Virginia on Friday night. The Big 12’s regular-season champion in 2018, Texas (24-20; 5-10 Big 12) was dropped into a last-place tie with Kansas in the conference standings. The Longhorns are mired in a five-game losing … Read More

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The Final Pitch: West Virginia 3, Texas 2

West Virginia managed only three hits on Friday night, but two of them left the ballpark in a close win at UFCU Disch-Falk FIeld. The Big 12’s regular-season championship in 2018, Texas slumped to 5-10 in conference play. The loss was UT’s fifth straight and ninth in its last 13 … Read More

Now on the postseason bubble, Texas looks to correct its flaws with No. 17 West Virginia in town

Following last week’s three losses at Oklahoma State, Longhorns coach David Pierce reminded his team that there may only be 13 games left this season. That may sound like a weird thing to say after last year’s trip to the College World Series, but the NCAA postseason is no longer … Read More

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On Second Thought Ep 135: SA Express-News Mike Finger on the Spurs woes; Texas baseball struggles, NFL draft

In Episode 135 of the On Second Thought podcast, San Antonio Express-News columnist Mike Finger breaks down what could be the Spurs’ last stand in Game 6 of the NBA playoffs. Kirk and Ced also examine what ails Texas baseball and which Longhorns will get selected in the NFL draft this … Read More

Texas blows three-run lead in the ninth, falls 7-6 to Texas State in walkoff loss

SAN MARCOS — Texas took a three-run lead into the ninth inning, but lost to Texas State in dramatic walk-off fashion Tuesday night, 7-6. It was only the second time the Bobcats have beaten Texas in San Marcos. After Texas State’s Will Hollis’ second home run of the game — … Read More