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Texas ousts Tennessee Tech 5-2 to secure a trip to the College World Series

Later this summer, Texas’ Jake McKenzie will move to San Antonio. The senior first baseman will travel down Interstate 35 for a two-year training program in petroleum engineering’s four disciplines. McKenzie is set to start on July 30, a date that affords him a few weeks to rest after the … Read More

Kirk Bohls

American-Statesman Staff

Bohls: ‘Destination: Omaha’ — Bocchi, Robinson throw Texas to CWS berth

Augie would have loved it. Some 7,370 sun-drenched souls at UFCU Disch-Falk Field did love it and rose and fell with every single pitch of the championship game of the NCAA super regional on a sultry Monday afternoon. Mostly they reveled in the last one, a Nolan Kingham pitch with … Read More

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SOCIAL REACTION: Longhorns advance to College World Series

The Texas baseball team is headed back to Omaha as the Longhorns beat Tennessee Tech on Monday 5-2 to reach the program’s 36th College World Series, the most appearances by one program in NCAA Baseball history. Naturally, the 40 Acres was a happy place on hot Monday … Read More

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The Final Pitch: Texas 5, Tennessee Tech 2 – Longhorns book 36th trip to College World Series

Powered by two home runs and the arms of Matteo Bocchi, Parker Joe Robinson and Nolan Kingham, Texas upended Tennessee Tech to win its NCAA super regional on Monday. The win at UFCU Disch-Falk Field sends Texas to the College World Series for the 36th time in school history, which … Read More

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With the College World Series on the line, Texas to start Matteo Bocchi against Tennessee Tech

In its biggest game of the season, Texas will hand the baseball to junior Matteo Bocchi. Texas has announced that Bocchi will be the starting pitcher for the third and decisive game of its NCAA super regional against Tennessee Tech. An Italian native who transferred to Texas this year from … Read More

Cedric Golden

American-Statesman Staff

Golden: A good Austin super regional is better with emotion from both Texas, Tennessee Tech

Texas and Tennessee Tech just met a few days ago, but it didn’t take long for sparks to fly. The Hatfields met the McCoys. When there’s a College World Series berth on the line, it makes no sense to waste time with pleasantries. The Longhorns and Golden Eagles aren’t exactly … Read More

Kirk Bohls

American-Statesman Staff

Bohls: Texas’ Shugart, Henley stifle Tennessee Tech to force Game 3

David Pierce made the biggest gamble of his Longhorns coaching life. And consequently Texas lives to play another day. At the critical juncture of the Austin Super Regional, Texas’ second-year coach turned to his expected Game 3 starter. But he had to ensure his team made it through Game 2 Sunday … Read More

Texas tames Tennessee Tech to set up a showdown for a College World Series berth

Backing swagger with skill, the Texas Longhorns saved their baseball season on Sunday. Kody Clemens drove in two runs and Texas had two of its starting pitchers subdue Tennessee Tech’s offense in an emotional 4-2 win at UFCU Disch-Falk Field. The victory tied up a super regional … Read More

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The Final Pitch: Texas 4, Tennessee Tech 2 – UT forces a winner-takes-all game in super regional

Texas’ 40th game at UFCU Disch-Falk Field this season will have the biggest stakes. With a 4-2 win on Sunday, Texas forced a third and decisive game with a Tennessee Tech team that opened this super regional with a 5-4 conquest. The Longhorns (41-21) and Golden Eagles … Read More

Kirk Bohls

American-Statesman Staff

Bohls: Texas uncharacteristically flubs NCAA super regional opener

Officially, it was labeled a super regional. In actuality, they could have called it the blooper regional because this was completely the opposite of the last tournament. Texas did everything backward from the way it dominated last week’s Austin Regional, and the lapses cost the Longhorns dearly in a 5-4 … Read More

Close loss to Tennessee Tech in super regional puts Texas’ back against a wall

For Texas’ baseball team, the objective remains the same. Two wins, and it’s off to Omaha. The margin of error, however, just got a lot smaller. Unable to overcome a three-run fifth inning and Tennessee Tech’s top reliever, Texas fell 5-4 in the opener of its super regional Saturday. The … Read More

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The Final Pitch: Tennessee Tech 5, Texas 4

In the opener of a super regional against Tennessee Tech, Texas was dealt its first loss at UFCU Disch-Falk Field since April 22. Texas (40-21) must now record two straight wins over Tennessee Tech (53-10) in order to advance to the College World Series. The second game of this best-of-three … Read More

With coolers and craziness, the ‘OccupyLF’ crowd bringing electricity back to Disch-Falk Field

Most Texas baseball fans under 40 probably never heard of the Wild Bunch. That’s too bad, too. They were like the Rolling Stones or U2. You had to see them live at UFCU Disch-Falk Field. “Back in the day, they intimidated teams when they came in,” … Read More

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Kody Clemens named District 7 Player of the Year

Texas second baseman Kody Clemens continues to rake in accolades as the National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association named him the District 7 Player of the Year on Friday. The day before, Clemens earned a spot as a finalist for the Dick Howser Trophy. Other finalists are Joey Bart of Georgia … Read More

Kirk Bohls

American-Statesman Staff

Bohls: Can Texas’ confident arms be able to tame Tennessee Tech’s confident bats?

The last time Matt Bragga set foot in Disch-Falk Field, he was playing for the University of Kentucky baseball team in a 1993 regional. It was a brief visit. He has no clue if he got a hit, forgetting his 1-for-4 plate appearances. But he does remember the Wildcats going … Read More

With the Golden Eagles soaring on offense, Texas looks to keep its outfield a ‘no-fly zone’

They say that defense wins championship. At this moment, though, Texas will settle for that cliché holding true in a super regional. Texas (40-20) enters this weekend’s super regional against Tennessee Tech (52-10) with a fielding percentage of .978 that ranks 21st nationally. Only four of the 16 teams still … Read More

With Tennessee Tech in town, Nolan Kingham looks to still be Texas’ postseason prince

Truth be told, Nolan Kingham never wanted to wear No. 45 at Texas. He really wanted 22, which was unavailable his freshman year and is still taken — that’s now coach David Pierce’s number. He would have liked No. 34, too. No. 17 would have been nice. But 45 “wasn’t … Read More

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Texas star Kody Clemens among a quartet of finalists for the Golden Spikes Award

Texas junior Kody Clemens is one of four finalists for the 2018 Golden Spikes Award, USA Baseball announced on Wednesday. The Golden Spikes Award is given annually to the nation’s top amateur baseball player. Clemens is the ninth Longhorn to be named a Golden Spikes finalist. The school, however, is … Read More

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On Second Thought Ep 101: Texas coach David Pierce, Tenn. Tech coach Matt Bragga on super regional

In Episode 101 of the On Second Thought podcast, hosts Cedric Golden and Kirk Bohls chat with Texas baseball coach David Pierce and Tennessee Tech’s Matt Bragga, whose teams meet this weekend in the Austin super regional with the winner advancing to the College World Series. Read More

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Golden: How about Rice’s legendary Wayne Graham joining David Pierce’s coaching staff?

In this week’s Golden’s Nuggets, Ced touches on a Bevo-related item. Here is his take: On legendary Rice baseball coach Wayne Graham: We ran into legendary Rice coach Wayne Graham in the elevator Sunday night following Texas’ NCAA regional win over Indiana at UFCU Disch-Falk Field. Read More