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Down early, Texas has its players take ownership of a ‘must-win’ game against Baylor

WACO — Truth be told, Blair Henley would have preferred to play Baylor last week. Two weekends ago, Texas’ baseball team blew two games during a trip to TCU. The Longhorns had non-conference games against Xavier scheduled for this past weekend,  so Texas was stuck with the stench of … Read More

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The Final Pitch: Texas 8, Baylor 6

WACO — After the start of its game on Saturday was delayed nearly three hours by weather, Texas stormed back from a five-run deficit at Baylor Ballpark. Baylor jumped on UT starter Blair Henley in the opening inning on Saturday. The first four Bear batters registered a hit, and Baylor pushed … Read More

Following a week away from the Big 12, Texas upended by Baylor in its return to conference play

WACO — After walking off to two 6-5 victories last week, Texas was forced to watch as Baylor celebrated the same accomplishment on Friday night. Davion Downey singled home Austin native Richard Cunningham in the ninth inning of Baylor’s 6-5 win at Baylor Ballpark. The loss was the fourth in Big … Read More

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The Final Pitch: Baylor 6, Texas 5

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Help arrives behind the plate as NCAA grants Texas’ appeal to bring back Turner Gauntt

The newest face in Texas’ dugout is a familiar one. Cut by the baseball team ahead of this season, freshman catcher Turner Gauntt has rejoined the Longhorns. Gauntt was in uniform for a 9-6 loss to Texas A&M at UFCU Disch-Falk Field on Tuesday. His biography has … Read More

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American-Statesman Staff

Bohls: Confounding Texas baseball team searching for consistency

With the baseball season well past its halfway mark, the Texas Longhorns renew conference play by traveling to Waco to face the Baylor Bears. And face themselves as well. That’s because this Texas baseball team has frequently met the enemy and it has closely resembled the same one it sees … Read More

Youthful Longhorns provided a lesson during a loss to No. 9 Texas A&M

Down early, Texas was unable to catch up to Texas A&M in a 9-6 loss at UFCU Disch-Falk Field on Tuesday. The three-run defeat snapped a three-game winning streak for Texas, which is 4-2 against teams from the Southeastern Conference this spring. Ranked 12th nationally, Texas dropped … Read More

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The Final Pitch: Texas A&M 9, Texas 6

After twice rallying to beat Xavier this past weekend, Texas was unable to complete a comeback against rival Texas A&M on Tuesday. Texas appeared first on the UFCU Disch-Falk Field scoreboard as Ryan Reynolds singled in Austin Todd during the opening inning. Texas A&M quickly responded and hit two home … Read More

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Ranking raises set up a marquee midweek meeting between No. 9 Texas A&M and No. 12 Texas

Following a sweep of Xavier, Texas moved from No. 13 to No. 12 in the D1Baseball poll on Monday. Texas opened this past week with a surprising loss to Incarnate Word in San Antonio. The Longhorns then recorded three 6-5 wins over Xavier. Two of those victories … Read More

Tate Shaw comes through in the clutch as Texas ends the month of March with a sweep of Xavier

For Texas’ baseball team, the month of March ended the same way it began. At UFCU Disch-Falk Field on Sunday, Texas senior Tate Shaw doubled home two teammates in the ninth inning of a 6-5 victory over Xavier. Texas beat the Musketeers by the same score on both Friday and … Read More

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The Final Pitch: Texas 6, Xavier 5

After opening the weekend with two 6-5 wins over Xavier, Texas walked off with a win of the same score at UFCU Disch-Falk Field on Sunday. Xavier starter Conor Grammes issued two bases-loaded walks in the first inning, and UT also scored on a groundout. The Musketeers got runs in the … Read More

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Texas baseball team uses big inning and defense to beat Xavier

A five-run fifth inning and a timely double play late turned out to be enough for the No. 13 Texas baseball team to make it two straight wins over Xavier at UFCU Disch-Falk Field on Saturday night. Texas (19-11) led by four runs heading into the final inning and ended … Read More

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Cool Cat: How Duke Ellis was involved in Texas’ last five walk-off wins

Among the nation’s leader in walks, junior outfielder Duke Ellis led Texas to a walk-off win at UFCU Disch-Falk Field on Friday night. With the bases loaded in the 12th inning, Ellis hit a ground-rule double that brought home two runs and secured a 6-5 victory. Xavier … Read More

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The Final Pitch: Texas 6, Xavier 5 (12 innings)

In its first-ever meeting with Xavier, Texas lost an early lead but rallied twice and eventually recorded its second walk-off win of the season. Texas got ahead in the second inning as Ryan Reynolds drove home Masen Hibbeler with a single and Lance Ford scored on a two-out wild pitch. Read More

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Eric Kennedy quickly makes a name for himself at Texas, but growing pains still exist

This weekend, Xavier will be in town for a three-game series at UFCU Disch-Falk Field. Like baseball programs across the Big 12, the Musketeers will be getting to know UT freshman outfielder Eric Kennedy. Among Big 12 freshmen, Kennedy ranks first in batting average (.311), runs (27) and RBIs (20). Read More

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Longhorns to be represented by a Texas trio on the opening day of the 2019 baseball season

Texas is 28 games into its baseball season, but some ex-Longhorns are just getting their springs started. For those who don’t want to recognize the two games that Seattle and Oakland played in Japan last week, the 2019 Major League Baseball season gets underway on Thursday. Texas will have three … Read More

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Texas baseball falls to Incarnate Word on the road

Instead of bouncing back from a conference series loss, the Texas baseball team has now lost three out of four after falling 3-2 to Incarnate Word in San Antonio on Tuesday. The Longhorns, fresh off a series defeat to TCU, struggled early and couldn’t produce enough runs to beat the … Read More

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Ty Madden (shoulder) to return to the mound for Texas’ midweek trip to San Antonio

Texas has announced that freshman Ty Madden will start on Tuesday when the Longhorns battle Incarnate Word at San Antonio’s Wolff Stadium. This season, Madden is 3-0 with a 0.52 ERA. He has also struck out 21 batters over 17 1/3 innings. A 6-3 right-hander who was selected by Kansas … Read More

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Losses to Arkansas and TCU costs Texas its top-10 ranking

Following a rough week, Texas moved down to the No. 13 spot in the D1Baseball poll on Monday. Texas (17-10) was ranked ninth last week and it did record two wins over Arkansas and TCU. The Longhorns, however, opened the week with an 11-4 … Read More

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Texas unable to prevent another rally as TCU claims its Big 12 series in Fort Worth

Another late-inning stumble prevented Texas from winning its first series at TCU since 1992. Texas lost a late lead in a 12-8 loss at TCU’s Lupton Stadium on Sunday afternoon. Sunday’s setback came two days after the Horned Frogs scored three times in the ninth inning of a 3-2 … Read More