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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

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Oklahoma State completes sweep over Texas baseball

The Texas baseball team took multiple leads over Oklahoma State, but none lasted as the Cowboys topped the Longhorns in a walk-off 11-10 win to complete the sweep in Stillwater on Saturday. A six-run sixth inning and two runs in the ninth doomed UT this time. Oklahoma State (25-13, 10-5 … Read More

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Texas baseball routed again by Oklahoma State

The Oklahoma State Cowboys routed the Texas baseball team for the second game in a row, topping the Longhorns 10-2 in Stillwater, Okla., on Friday night. The Cowboys (24-13, 9-5 Big 12) have outscored the Longhorns 25-2 over the last two games. Carson McCusker went 4-for-5 with two runs scored, … Read More

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Oklahoma State dominates Texas baseball team in series opener

Trevor Boone hit three home runs and the Texas baseball team never really threatened Oklahoma State, falling 15-0 in Stillwater, Okla., on Thursday night. The Longhorns only managed just one hit while Jensen Elliott (7–3) dominated on the mound. He struck out 7 and walked just two to pick up … Read More

With Kansas State behind it and Oklahoma State on deck, Texas beats Lamar to open its week

David Pierce conceded on Tuesday that his baseball team still has “to fill in some blanks,” but the Longhorns started their week with a 7-2 win over Lamar. The victory came a couple of days after Texas unexpectedly lost twice to Kansas State in what was only the second conference … Read More

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The Final Pitch: Texas 7, Lamar 2

On Tuesday, Texas took care of business in its midweek meeting with Lamar at UFCU Disch-Falk Field. Two days after it was shutout by Kansas State, the Texas offense got to work in the third inning. Turner Gauntt’s single from the batting order’s ninth slot led off an … Read More

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‘I want to see performances’: Can Matteo Bocchi turn in a strong midweek start for Texas?

When Lamar University visits UFCU Disch-Falk Field on Tuesday night, the Cardinals will be greeted by Texas senior pitcher Matteo Bocchi. This will be Bocchi’s second start and 11th appearance of the season. The senior right-hander is coming off an effective relief appearance against Rice. Among the … Read More

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Texas drops out of D1Baseball poll following a rough weekend against Kansas State

Two losses over the weekend have cost Texas its standing among the nation’s top teams. Texas was voted out of the D1Baseball poll on Monday.  Previously ranked 14th, Texas (23-15) did add two wins to its resume last week. UT, however, was penalized by the pollsters due to … Read More

David Pierce guarantees changes after Texas is shut out by Kansas State in a series-deciding game

If Texas baseball coach David Pierce ever had questions about how his team would deal with adversity, he’s about to get some answers. Jordan Wicks threw a complete-game shutout Sunday as UT ended its weekend with a 2-0 loss to Kansas State at UFCU Disch-Falk Field. After the loss, Texas … Read More

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The Final Pitch: Kansas State 2, Texas 0

The fourth shutout thrown against Texas this season cost the Longhorns a chance to claim a conference series against the visiting Wildcats. On Sunday’s second pitch, Kansas State third baseman Cameron Thompson homered over the fence in right field. The Wildcats squeezed in a run with a fourth-inning bunt. Those … Read More

Texas drops below .500 in Big 12 play as Kansas State controls the scoreboard from start to finish

Kansas State took an early lead and then held off several comeback attempts by Texas in a 6-4 win at UFCU Disch-Falk Field on Friday night. The win was Kansas State’s first in Austin since the 2013 season. Texas had been the top-billed team from the Big … Read More

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The Final Pitch: Kansas State 6, Texas 4

The top-ranked team in the Big 12, Texas dropped to 4-5 in conference play following Friday’s two-run loss at UFCU Disch-Falk Field. Kansas State scored twice in the first inning before taking a 4-1 lead on Chris Ceballos’ two-run homer in the sixth session. Texas quickly responded with two runs … Read More

Texas baseball looks to stand up to Kansas State during ‘Made in Austin’ weekend

Ludacris and Texas’ football team won’t be the only shows in town this weekend. The baseball team will play three home games against Kansas State during the school’s “Made in Austin” weekend. On Sunday, the Longhorns will also hold a post-game clinic for young fans. Additionally, dogs will be allowed … Read More

‘Made in Austin’: Texas taking emotion-based approach this weekend to engage with fans

Two hours before the NIT championship game, Chris Del Conte was busy shaking hands and taking photos with Texas fans in the basement of Stout, the official bar of New York-based Texas Exes. “It’s like Pace picante sauce. ‘New York City?!’ Who knew?,” the Texas athletic … Read More

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Texas signee Brett Baty placed on watch list for prestigious baseball award

USA Baseball released its midseason watch list for the Golden Spikes Award on Wednesday, but no Longhorn made the cut. Texas, though, was not completely omitted from the conversation. The Golden Spikes Award is given annually to the nation’s top amateur baseball player. Last season, former Longhorn Kody … Read More

Texas takes down Rice behind senior Matteo Bocchi and his new pitching motion

A day or two before Texas’ baseball season began, senior Matteo Bocchi was asked to change the way he pitched the baseball. “It surprised me a little bit,” Bocchi said almost two months later. With Bocchi not pitching as well as they expected, Texas head coach David Pierce and pitching coach … Read More

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The Final Pitch: Texas 3, Rice 1

Back in Austin after a wet weekend in Waco, Texas scored a two-run win over Rice on Tuesday night. After Texas outfielder Austin Todd drove in the first run at UFCU Disch-Falk Field with a first-inning single, Texas and Rice traded runs in the third inning. Texas accounted for its final … Read More

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Texas slips in the D1Baseball poll but remains Big 12’s top-ranked team

Following a week in which it was beaten by two rivals and Mother Nature, Texas was voted into the 14th slot of the D1Baseball poll on Monday. The Longhorns were ranked 12th in D1Baseball’s last poll, but the team’s week opened with losses to Texas A&M and Baylor. Read More