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Sam Houston State’s loss is Texas’ gain as UT adds a pitcher to its 2020 recruiting class

Reid Taylor has decided that he’ll wear burnt — not bright — orange in college. Taylor announced on Sunday that he has given the baseball team at Texas a verbal commitment. A 6-2 right-handed pitcher, Taylor currently attends Woden High in East Texas. Taylor had originally committed to Sam Houston … Read More

Kirk Bohls

American-Statesman Staff

Bohls: Pierce landing Troy Tulowitzki is a grand slam get for Texas’ baseball program

David Pierce is having a killer summer. And that’s nice since this past season as Texas’ head baseball coach almost killed him. He’s making up for that disastrous 27-27, last-in-the-Big 12 season very quickly. Sure, he has already lost starters at catcher and every infield position but second base. Defensive … Read More

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Texas adds former MLB all-star Troy Tulowitzki to its baseball team’s coaching staff

Former all-star shortstop Troy Tulowitzki will join the Texas baseball team as a volunteer coach, the school announced on Thursday. Tulowitzki will fill the vacancy that was created on David Pierce’s coaching staff when Phil Haig departed following a three-year stint in Austin. Haig tutored pitchers, however, so … Read More

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Following Phil Haig’s exit, David Pierce faces a rare reshuffling of his coaching staff

After years of stability, David Pierce’s coaching staff will undergo a makeover this offseason. Pitching coach Phil Haig will not return to the Texas baseball team in 2020, a UT source confirmed to the American-Statesman on Tuesday. Citing Haig, Orangebloods.com was the first to report on the departure. Haig did … 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 are spending their summer vacations at a baseball field. This summer, Texas has sent a handful of its players to participate in various collegiate wood bat leagues across the country. Rising sophomores Kolby Kubichek and Dawson Merryman … Read More

Texas’ new tuition assistance program unlikely to give Longhorns athletics an unfair advantage

Starting next year, some University of Texas students will sure benefit from an endowment fund designed to help statewide families who make $65,000 or less. However, the $160 million in scholarship money earmarked for tuition and fees for in-state students is unlikely … 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 are spending their summer vacations at a baseball field. This summer, Texas has sent a handful of its players to participate in various collegiate wood bat leagues across the country. The collegiate wood bat leagues are populated … 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 are spending their summer vacations at a baseball field. This summer, Texas has sent a handful of its players to participate in various collegiate wood bat leagues across the country. Perhaps no Longhorn is having a better … Read More

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Looking to plug holes in its infield, Texas signs two junior college transfers

On Tuesday, another candidate officially entered the race to become UT’s next shortstop. Texas has announced the signing of Murphy Stehly, who will join the Longhorns for the 2020 season. Over the past two seasons, Stehly was an infielder at Orange Coast College in Costa Mesa, Calif. Over 41 games … Read More

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Drafted by Milwaukee, David Hamilton announces his departure from Texas’ baseball team

A Texas shortstop who grew up in nearby San Marcos, David Hamilton may soon be playing his home games in places like Colorado Springs, Colo., and Appleton, Wis. Hamilton tweeted on Friday night that he will resume playing baseball in Milwaukee’s farm system. Earlier this month, the … Read More

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Texas successfully makes its recruiting pitch to two right-handed prospects

On the recruiting trail this week, Texas’ baseball team was thinking about both next season and its future. The Longhorns have gained verbal commitments from right-handed pitchers Dawson Merryman and Matthew Porchas. Merryman, a rising sophomore who threw at Midland College in 2019, will join the Longhorns this upcoming season. Read More

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Seventeen years after his standout series, Huston Street gets a call to Omaha’s Hall of Fame

After shining on college baseball’s biggest stage, former UT closer Huston Street will be enshrined in the Omaha College Baseball Hall of Fame. Street will be honored this weekend alongside Eddie Bane, the star pitcher from Arizona State. The Omaha College Baseball Hall of Fame’s inaugural class in 2013 featured Longhorn … 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 are spending their summer vacations at a baseball field. This summer, Texas has sent a handful of its players to participate in various collegiate wood bat leagues across the country. Chatham, Mass., may not be a place … Read More

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Texas to reunite with LSU and Arkansas in its return to a Houston Astros-hosted showcase

After playing in two minor league stadiums this past spring, Texas will step onto a bigger stage in 2020. Texas has accepted an invitation to play in the 2020 Shriners Hospitals for Children College Classic, the school announced on Monday. The three-day event will be held at Minute Maid Park, which … Read More

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As Ryan Reynolds exits, Texas officially adds infielder Camryn Williams to its roster

On the same day, the roster belong to Texas’ baseball team both added and deleted an infielder. On Wednesday, Texas announced the signing of infielder Camryn Williams. A rising junior from San Jacinto College, Williams gave Texas a verbal commitment in May. He is currently playing summer … 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 are spending their summer vacations at a baseball field. This summer, Texas has sent a handful of its players to participate in various collegiate wood bat leagues across the country. Second baseman Lance Ford has been responsible … Read More

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Bryce Elder takes home half of the prizes as Texas announces its team awards

During his sophomore season, Bryce Elder moved from the bullpen to the starting rotation to the awards stand. Elder won three of UT’s team awards on Thursday. He was named the recipient of the James and Huston Street (Longhorn), Brooks Kieschnick (Team MVP) and Greg Swindell (Pitcher of the Year) awards. Read More

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Matteo Bocchi to join former teammates in Chicago Cubs’ farm system

Over the past five years, Matteo Bocchi has lived in Italy, Odessa and Austin. One day, could Chicago be the next place he calls home? The Texas baseball team announced on Tuesday that Bocchi has signed with the Chicago Cubs as a free agent. A right-handed pitcher, Bocchi was not … Read More

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‘Not skipping steps’: Three recruits to attend Texas after being selected in the MLB Draft

This week, a quartet of Major League Baseball teams took a few swings at Texas’ 2019 recruiting class. Four high school standouts who had previously signed by Texas were selected in the MLB Draft, a three-day event that wrapped up on Wednesday. It is expected that Brett Baty … Read More

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Once compared to Anthony Rendon, Texas infielder Ryan Reynolds drafted by Chicago’s Cubs

In each of UT’s last 85 baseball games, Ryan Reynolds has been the Longhorns’ starting third baseman. That streak may end in 2020. On Wednesday, Reynolds was selected by the Chicago Cubs in the MLB Draft’s 14th round. The 432nd overall pick, Reynolds was selected one year after the Cubs … Read More