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A Longhorn becomes a Brewer: David Hamilton selected by Milwaukee in MLB Draft

After missing the entire 2019 season, David Hamilton will soon need to decide if he’ll be a Longhorn when he returns to the baseball field. The Texas shortstop was selected by Milwaukee in the eighth round of the MLB Draft on Tuesday. He was the 253rd overall pick. The estimated … Read More

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A Longhorn becomes an Astro: Blair Henley selected by Houston in MLB Draft

Texas junior pitcher Blair Henley was scooped up by Houston in the MLB Draft on Tuesday. The Astros used a seventh-round pick on Henley, who was the draft’s 226th overall selection. Henley, a 6-3 right-hander from Fort Worth, will have until July 15 to decide whether he’ll sign with Houston … Read More

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Bryce Reagan elects to transfer following an uneven debut at Texas

Texas crossed another name off its roster on Monday. Freshman shortstop Bryce Reagan has announced that he will not return to Texas for the 2020 baseball season. Orangebloods.com first reported on Monday that Reagan had entered the transfer portal. Texas later confirmed that news to the American-Statesman. Reagan joins pitchers … Read More

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Texas hurler Nico O’Donnell to pitch elsewhere in 2020

After two seasons at Texas, pitcher Nico O’Donnell will enter the NCAA’s transfer portal. Orangebloods.com was the first to report on O’Donnell’s plans. A Texas spokesperson later confirmed the news. A 6-5 right-hander from San Antonio, O’Donnell showed promise as a freshman. He started seven times during the … Read More

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With the playoffs winding down, could a battle at UFCU Disch-Falk Field await for two UT signees?

With nothing left to watch in the present, Texas baseball fans can check out the team’s future this week. Four Texas signees remain alive in the University Interscholastic League’s playoffs. With the various state tournaments scheduled for next week, those players and their high schools are currently competing in regional … Read More

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Former Texas pitcher Jack Neely to transfer to San Jacinto College

The next stop in Jack Neely’s baseball career will be San Jacinto College, the ex-Texas pitcher announced on Saturday night. Earlier this week, Inside Texas first reported that Neely had entered the NCAA’s transfer portal. Neely, a right-hander from San Antonio whose grandfather and great-grandfather both played football … Read More

After their lost season, Texas’ David Hamilton and DJ Petrinsky look ahead to their rehabs, futures

In November 2015, the San Marcos High School football team won a playoff game for the first time in nine seasons. The Rattlers’ quarterback — David Hamilton — missed the school’s historic win over San Antonio Harlandale because of a broken collarbone. “It sucked,” he told the American-Statesman … Read More

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Bryce Elder recognized as Big 12 releases a mostly Longhorn-free all-conference team

The Big 12 released its all-conference team on Tuesday, but not many Longhorns made the cut. Bryce Elder, a sophomore pitcher, has been honored with a second-team designation by the conference’s head coaches. Lance Ford, Blair Henley, Eric Kennedy, Ryan Reynolds and Zach Zubia were each honorable mentions. Kennedy also earned … Read More

With its offseason unexpectedly underway, Texas to look for ways to prove that 2019 was ‘a fluke’

On the evening of May 17, Texas closed out its 2019 baseball season with a 6-4 win over Oklahoma at UFCU Disch-Falk Field. The Longhorns (27-27; 7-16 Big 12) won’t participate in the Big 12’s tournament this year. The team won’t hear its name called when the … Read More

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The Final Pitch: Texas 6, Oklahoma 4 – Longhorns end their 2019 baseball season

Already eliminated from postseason contention, Texas bested Oklahoma on Friday night and closed out its season on a high note. Losers of 4-2 and 13-0 decisions this week, Texas earned its first lead of this year’s Red River Rivalry series during a two-run first inning. Masen Hibbeler … Read More

Oklahoma’s home run barrage blasts Texas 13-0, effectively ending the Horns’ season

Texas and Oklahoma have faced each other 214 times in their Red River baseball rivalry history, but on Friday, the Longhorns suffered one of their worst losses ever to the Sooners — a 13-0 rout that was both historic and season-ending at UFCU Disch-Falk Field. In a game that the … Read More

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The Final Pitch: Oklahoma 13, Texas 0 – Longhorns officially eliminated from postseason contention

With its most lopsided loss in the history of the Red River Rivalry, Texas essentially had its 2019 baseball season ended on Friday afternoon. Texas dropped to 6-16 in Big 12 play with the loss, and the Longhorns guaranteed themselves a ninth-place finish in the conference’s standings. Only eight teams … Read More

Texas nears elimination with 4-2 loss; Oklahoma takes advantage of the Longhorns’ mistakes

The Oklahoma Sooners read Texas baseball its last rites Thursday night at UFCU Disch-Falk Field. No, the Longhorns’ season isn’t dead yet. But it no longer has much of a pulse, either. Texas’ 4-2 loss means the Longhorns must now beat the Sooners twice on Friday AND Kansas (28-24, 9-12) … Read More

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The Final Pitch: Oklahoma 4, Texas 2

A two-run loss to the rivals Sooners on Thursday pushed Texas’ baseball season closer to a disappointing end. In order to secure a trip to the Big 12 tournament, Texas (26-26; 6-15) must now beat Oklahoma twice and have Kansas sweep Kansas State in a three-game series that begins on … Read More

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With rain in this weekend’s forecast, Texas and Oklahoma opt to play three times in two days

Due to Saturday’s rainy forecast, the baseball teams from Texas and Oklahoma have rearranged their schedule. Texas and Oklahoma will engage in a double-header at UFCU Disch-Falk Field on Friday. The Longhorns and Sooners were scheduled to close out their regular seasons on Saturday afternoon. The two teams will now … Read More

Back after a lengthy break from baseball, Texas is rested, relaxed — and in need of a rally

Last week, not much baseball was played on Texas’ campus. A midweek game against Texas State was called off because of rain. Texas didn’t have any conference games scheduled over the weekend, so the players focused on their upcoming finals while coaches hit the road to recruit. The team was … Read More

Texas returns to action with a shutout win, but a ‘do-or-die’ weekend with Oklahoma awaits

On Tuesday, Texas announced a crowd of 4,672 for its midweek meeting with Incarnate Word at UFCU Disch-Falk Field. One of the attendees, though, was more than just an ordinary fan. No, this onlooker may have crossed paths with his bust outside the ballpark. Before the first pitch, the special guest … Read More

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The Final Pitch: Texas 9, Incarnate Word 0

With games of significantly more importance looming, Texas opened the last week of the regular season with a victory on Tuesday night. Both Texas and Incarnate Word wasted scoring opportunities over the first three innings at UFCU Disch-Falk Field, but the Longhorns broke through in the fourth frame. With two outs, … Read More

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With one week left in the regular season, what is Texas’ path to the postseason?

Last season, Texas closed out the regular season with three wins at home over TCU and a clinching of the Big 12’s championship. One year later, the Longhorns are facing a different kind of drama. With a 6-14 mark in Big 12 play, Texas … Read More

Kirk Bohls

American-Statesman Staff

Bohls: There’s always next year, and 2020 looks brighter for Texas baseball

In all likelihood, Texas’ baseball season ends next Saturday. There is a slim possibility of the post-season — maybe a 10-percent chance, the head coach says — but it will likely come crashing to an embarrassing conclusion with the home finale against Oklahoma. Pending a colossal miracle that probably includes … Read More