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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

Texas enters its 2020 baseball season with a set rotation, but can the Longhorns find consistency?

Nearly nine months ago, Texas closed out last baseball season on Cole Quintanilla’s strikeout of a rival batter from Oklahoma. For Longhorns fans, the offseason layover — one that was longer than usual considering the team missed both the Big 12 and NCAA post-season tournaments — … Read More

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Texas’ Murphy Stehly to wear No. 14 as a tribute to former coach John Altobelli

Texas junior infielder Murphy Stehly will honor his former coach by wearing the No. 14 throughout the 2020 baseball season. That number belonged to John Altobelli, the longtime head coach at Orange Coast College. Altobelli and NBA legend Kobe Bryant were two of the nine people killed in a helicopter … Read More

Texas alumni game notebook: Ex-Longhorns Mark Payton, Tres Barrera eye MLB roles

Last season, Texas was represented in the major leagues by a half-dozen of its former baseball players. Mark Payton was not among those Texas Exes in the majors. An outfielder, Payton instead hit .334 with 30 homers over 118 games with Oakland’s Triple-A affiliate in Las Vegas. Since 2017, Payton … Read More

With its past in town, Texas looks ahead to its future at third base

During the first inning at UFCU Disch-Falk Field on Saturday, Ryan Reynolds fielded a grounder near third base and fired the baseball across the diamond for an out. It was a routine play that Texas’ fans had often seen over the past three seasons. This time, though, Reynolds was wearing … Read More

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Texas receives a first-place vote but will open its season in the middle of the Big 12’s pack

Texas won a Big 12 championship two years ago but was stuck in the conference’s basement last season. On Thursday, the Longhorns claimed the middle slot in the Big 12’s 2020 preseason poll. Texas earned enough votes to place fifth in the Big 12’s annual preseason poll. With 38 points, … Read More

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With 2020 season approaching, Texas’ Bryce Elder and Eric Kennedy honored among the Big 12’s best

Texas was represented by pitcher Bryce Elder and outfielder Eric Kennedy on the Big 12’s preseason baseball team, which was released on Wednesday. The preseason team honored 20 players from seven of the Big 12’s nine baseball programs. Baylor infielder Nick Loftin (player of the year) … Read More

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‘Alto was special’: Texas’ David Pierce eulogizes a former teammate following accident that also killed Kobe Bryant

On Monday, Texas baseball coach David Pierce called John Altobelli, his former teammate at the University of Houston, a dear friend and added that Altobelli’s “impact in the baseball community was incredible.” Altobelli, 56, was among the nine passengers who died in a helicopter accident in California on Sunday morning. Read More

With a lingering ‘bitter taste in our mouth,’ Texas baseball opens practice

As he greeted the media ahead of Texas’ first practice of the season, baseball coach David Pierce wanted to talk about the weather. Late-January forecasts often call for chilly temperatures, wind and an occasional drizzle. But the Longhorns were greeted by 65-degree sunny weather Friday at UFCU Disch-Falk Field. Pierce … Read More

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A dozen of Texas’ exes to return to UFCU Disch-Falk Field for UT’s alumni game

Texas has announced the schedule for its annual alumni game, which will be held at UFCU Disch-Falk Field on Feb. 1. The first pitch of the Longhorn Network-televised game will be thrown at 3:30 p.m. The alumni will battle a current crop of Longhorns for four innings before the scrimmage … Read More

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Texas announces the retirement of College World Series MVP Huston Street’s No. 25 jersey

For the first time since 2010, Texas has retired the jersey belonging to one of its legendary baseball players. Former UT pitcher Huston Street’s jersey will be retired during the 2020 season, the school announced on Tuesday. Texas athletics director Chris Del Conte told Street the news during a recent … Read More

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Following a disappointing finish to 2019, Texas to begin its 2020 campaign without a ranking

Texas was not among the 25 names listed in D1Baseball’s preseason poll, which was released on Monday. This marks the first time since 2017 that D1Baseball has not voted Texas into its preseason poll. The Longhorns were ranked 21st and 23rd when the first pitches of … Read More

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Home Run: Texas’ baseball team announces the signing of the nation’s No. 1 recruiting class

The first pitch of the 2020 baseball season won’t be thrown for another three months, but Texas recorded a big victory this week. On Thursday afternoon, Texas announced the signing of 14 recruits. The 2020 recruiting class — the fourth signed by … Read More

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First pitch of the Orange and White Fall World Series to be thrown this weekend

Over the next few days, the Texas baseball team will wrap up its fall schedule. Texas has released the schedule for its annual Orange and White Fall World Series. The three-game event will begin on Saturday and wrap up on Tuesday: Saturday, Nov. 16 at 10 a.m. Sunday, Nov. 17 … Read More

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Aggies, Titans and Razorbacks join Big 12 foes on Texas’ 2020 baseball schedule

The arrival of two former champions and trips to Houston and College Station are among the highlights on the UT baseball team’s 55-game schedule, which was released by the school on Wednesday. This season, Texas will spend two of its first three weekends in Houston. The Longhorns are set to … Read More

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Texas baseball recruiting class ranked No. 10 by Baseball America

The Texas baseball recruiting class is a top-10 class for the second year in a row, according to Baseball America. The Longhorns check in at No. 10. Last season Texas ranked No. 8 in recruiting class. In addition to 15 freshman, three junior college transfers make up the Longhorns’ recruiting … Read More

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Bohls: Huston Street is looking forward to PB and J’s and restoring Texas’ winning ways

Troy Tulowitzki has it all planned out. He’ll break out the peanut butter and jelly, make a sandwich or two, throw them and some Fritos in a sack lunch and leave it in Huston Street’s truck in his driveway early every morning. “And if I come home at night and … Read More

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Legendary Longhorn Huston Street to return to Texas as a student assistant coach

Once again a student at the University of Texas, Huston Street has rejoined the baseball team. Street will return to UFCU Disch-Falk Field during the 2020 season as a student assistant coach, the school announced on Thursday. An Austin native, Street was a three-time All-American pitcher at Texas from 2002-04. Read More

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Summer sessions: An update on the Longhorns playing in collegiate wood bat leagues

Instead of the beach or a campsite, some of Texas’ Longhorns spent their summer vacations at a baseball field. This summer, Texas sent a handful of its players to participate in various collegiate wood bat leagues across the country. The pitchers recorded some of UT’s biggest highlights over … Read More