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Feeling confident after taming LSU’s Tigers, Texas hits the road for its annual meeting with Stanford

Fourteen games into the season, Texas baseball has already celebrated its fair share of blowouts, comebacks and even a shutout. Add those all together and you’ve got 11 wins, the latest of which came at the expense of UT-Rio Grande Valley on Tuesday. The Longhorns (11-3) are … Read More

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Shoulder injury to sideline Texas senior DJ Petrinsky for the rest of the 2019 baseball season

Ahead of its annual meeting with Stanford, Texas has announced that senior DJ Petrinsky will miss the remainder of this baseball season. Petrinsky will need surgery to repair a labrum tear in his shoulder, the school said on Wednesday morning. Petrinsky has appeared in 11 games this season, but Texas … Read More

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The Final Pitch: Texas 4, UT-Rio Grande Valley 3

Two days after it completed a dramatic comeback against LSU, Texas needed another rally to secure a 4-3 win over UT-Rio Grande Valley. Held hitless over the first three innings at UFCU Disch-Falk Field on Tuesday, the Vaqueros led off the fourth frame with a walk and … Read More

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Longhorn outfielders earn weekly honors as Big 12 rewards Texas for its sweep of LSU

After sweeping LSU, Texas nearly cleaned out the Big 12’s trophy case. Texas won two of the conference’s three weekly awards on Monday. Junior outfielder Austin Todd was named the Big 12 Player of the Week. Fellow outfielder Eric Kennedy was lauded as the Big 12’s top newcomer. Texas has … Read More

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Bye, Beau: After a ‘mutual agreement,’ Texas parts way with former closer Ridgeway

Senior Beau Ridgeway, who was once one of the Big 12’s top relievers, has left Texas’ baseball program. Texas announced on Monday that Ridgeway and head coach David Pierce had come to a “mutual agreement” about the player’s exit. Ridgeway is now “focusing on graduating and his future post-college.” Ridgeway’s … Read More

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Texas sees its stock rise following a sweep of LSU

Ranked 22nd last week, Texas ascended to the 12th slot in the D1Baseball poll on Monday. Texas also jumped 10 spots — from No. 19 to No. 9 — in the Baseball America poll. UT is now the Big 12’s highest-ranked team in both polls. Read More

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The Final Pitch: Texas 7, LSU 6

After scoring three times in the bottom of Sunday’s ninth inning, Texas walked away from this weekend with a sweep of No. 2 LSU. Trailing 6-4 in the ninth inning, Texas got its first two runners aboard. After Lance Ford bunted his teammates into scoring position from the ninth spot … Read More

No. 22 Texas takes early lead, moves step closer to sweep of No. 2 LSU

Not long after an announced crowd of 7,601 exited UFCU Disch-Falk Field on Saturday evening, a cleanup crew roamed the stands. On Sunday, though, it might be the Texas baseball players who are handling the brooms. Thanks to six early runs and a solid pitching performance, Texas coasted to an … Read More

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The Final Pitch: Texas 8, LSU 4

Boosted by an early outburst from its offense, No. 22 Texas earned its second straight win over No. 2 LSU on Saturday. Texas and LSU kept the scoreboard operator at UFCU Disch-Falk Field busy as they combined to score 11 runs during the second and third innings. Eight of those … Read More

No. 22 Texas silences No. 2 LSU and begins to realize it ‘can play with anybody in the country’

Welcome to March, Texas. Let the madness begin. Texas opened a daunting month on its calendar with an 8-1 win over LSU at UFCU Disch-Falk Field on Friday. In the seven-run conquest, Texas shook off a sluggish start on offense and had sophomore Bryce Elder once again look the part … Read More

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The Final Pitch: Texas 8, LSU 1

Ranked 22nd in the D1Baseball poll, Texas took the first game of this weekend’s three-game series with No. 2 LSU on Friday. Texas and LSU exchanged early gifts as Tiger outfielder Zach Watson scored on a first-inning wild pitch before Tate Shaw tied the score in the … Read More

With No. 2 LSU’s big bats in town, Texas third baseman Ryan Reynolds is rising to the defense

In what will be both a marquee matchup and an early-season barometer, Texas hosts a second-ranked LSU team that just put a “17” on the scoreboard for the third time this season. This, by the way, is not a preview for a football game. Check back in September for that … Read More

Undone by errors and walks, No. 22 Texas suffers a rare 10-7 loss to UTSA

Texas played the role of the coyote in a surprising 10-7 loss to UTSA’s Roadrunners on Wednesday night. UT sprinted out to a 6-0 lead at UFCU Disch-Falk Field, but its guests later sent 12 batters to the plate during a decisive fifth inning. Supported by an eight-run fame, UTSA … Read More

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The Final Pitch: UTSA 10, Texas 7

The Texas offense set off some early fireworks, but a mid-game collapse doomed the Longhorns in Wednesday’s loss to UT-San Antonio at UFCU Disch-Falk Field. Texas scored three times in the opening inning, and third-inning homers from Zach Zubia and Tate Shaw doubled that advantage. That six-run lead, though, turned … Read More

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String of doubles leads to Texas baseball win over Sam Houston State

A slew of doubles and a six-run fifth inning powered the Texas baseball team to a 10-3 win over the Sam Houston State Bearkats at UFCU Disch-Falk Field on Tuesday. Zach Zubia went 3 for 4 with two doubles, an RBI and two runs scored. Ryan Reynolds and Tate Shaw … Read More

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Texas freshman Coy Cobb applauded by the Big 12 after a strong start against Purdue

Texas freshman Coy Cobb was honored as the Big 12’s co-newcomer of the week on Monday. Cobb was honored one week after teammate Bryce Elder was named the Big 12’s top pitcher. Cobb split his award this week with Texas Tech outfielder Tanner O’Tremba. Read More

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Ahead of No. 2 LSU’s arrival in Austin, Texas is promoted to a national poll’s No. 22 ranking

After climbing a spot in the national rankings, Texas will get a chance to impress the voters this week. On Monday, Texas moved to No. 22 in the D1Baseball’s national poll. Ranked 23rd in D1Baseball’s last poll, Texas went 4-1 during a week in which … Read More

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Golden: With stiff competition looming, Texas baseball off to great start in 2019

They’re pretty good. We know that much about the 2019 Texas Longhorns. The Horns are off to a a 6-2 start, their best since 2015 team that started off 8-2. The present-day club is feeling pretty good about things, especially after bouncing back from that one-hit, four-error embarrassment in Saturday’s … Read More

After hitting the books, Matt Whelan leads a lesson on the mound as Texas downs Purdue

Around 8:30 p.m. on Saturday night, Texas sophomore pitcher Matt Whelan received a text message from two of his coaches. Texas head coach David Pierce and pitching coach Phil Haig had decided that Whelan would start in the finale of UT’s four-game series against Purdue the following day. The start … Read More

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The Final Pitch: Texas 3, Purdue 0

Texas built an early lead and held off Purdue in the fourth and final game of a non-conference series against the Boilermakers. Coming off a one-hit outing in its only loss to Purdue, the Texas offense quickly rebounded at UFCU Disch-Falk Field. Duke Ellis and Eric Kennedy … Read More