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Cedric Golden

American-Statesman Staff

Golden: Aggies’ hot hand smothers Hoosiers

Rule No. 1 of regional tournament play: Save those arms. A pitcher who can give his team a quality start in the first game can instantly become the most popular guy in the clubhouse. Check that box for Texas A&M sophomore left-hander John Doxakis, who had no problems in that … Read More

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Texas A&M to wait on Longhorns after pounding Indiana in its NCAA opener

On Friday, Texas A&M did its part. Fueled by a seven-run fourth inning and a spectacular start from John Doxakis, Texas A&M coasted to a 10-3 win over Indiana at UFCU Disch-Falk Field. The seven-run victory was recorded in the opening game of an NCAA regional hosted … Read More

Austin Regional notebook: With Kingham ailing, Texas turns to Chase Shugart for Friday’s opener

Three Longhorns have been feeling under the weather ahead of this week’s NCAA Austin regional. On Thursday, Texas baseball coach David Pierce said pitcher Nolan Kingham, designated hitter Zach Zubia and third baseman Ryan Reynolds have been battling undisclosed illnesses. An unperturbed Pierce diagnosed all three as being on “the … Read More

‘We’re really good at home’: Disch-Falk hosts the season’s biggest home games at NCAA regional

Kody Clemens asked for it. So did Blair Henley. And like UT’s standout second baseman and all-conference pitcher, Texas Exes Greg Swindell, Nathan Thornhill and Tres Barrera also took to Twitter this week to implore fans to #PackTheDisch. Ask and you shall receive. Less than 33 hours … Read More

Kirk Bohls

American-Statesman Staff

Bohls: Texas vs. Texas A&M in baseball? Hey, this could be the start of something good …

Cliff Gustafson regretted the words almost as soon as they left his mouth. It was way back in 1989 when Texas A&M fielded perhaps the best college baseball team to never make it to Omaha. The overpowering Aggies, brimming with talent like Chuck Knoblauch and John Byington, had just crushed … Read More

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With All-American accolade, Texas standout Kody Clemens ascends into Longhorn lore

Texas will head into the postseason with an All-American bat in its line-up. On Thursday, Texas junior Kody Clemens earned a first-team spot on Collegiate Baseball’s 2018 Division I All-American baseball team. A second baseman, Clemens beat out UCLA’s Chase Strumpf, Navy’s Zach Biggers, Virginia’s Andy Weber … Read More

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On Second Thought Ep 100: Best of On Second Thought, Texas Baseball coach David Pierce on regionals

In the centennial episode of On Second Thought Ced and Kirk revisit some notable moments in the podcast’s history. Also, Texas Baseball coach David Pierce previews the Austin NCAA Baseball Regional. Read More

Kirk Bohls

American-Statesman Staff

Bohls: Remember Long Beach! Texas elders are holding on to 2017 disappointment as motivation

Nolan Kingham felt helpless. He’d done all he could and more in Game 1 of the NCAA baseball regional at Long Beach State last May, but after throwing masterfully for almost eight innings and pacing Texas to a clutch victory over UCLA en route to a 2-0 start that weekend, … Read More

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Texas’ Kody Clemens named a finalist for statewide baseball award

Texas junior Kody Clemens has been named a finalist for the 2018 Bobby Bragan Collegiate Slugger Award, the Bobby Bragan Youth Foundation announced this week. Clemens is in the running for the award alongside Texas Tech’s Josh Jung and Dallas Baptist’s Devlin Granberg. The winner will be revealed in June. According … Read More

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Bohls: Explicit content in text messages? You bet if there could be an Aggie-Longhorn matchup

Kirk Bohls released this week’s nine things and one crazy prediction. A couple were dedicated to the Longhorns and the Big 12. Here are Kirk’s takes on those items: On the potential of a Texas/Texas A&M matchup at the baseball regional this weekend: So a … Read More

Regional rivalry? Aggies an attraction but David Pierce warns Longhorns to not overlook other guests

Not long after Texas received word on Monday that Texas A&M had been placed in UT’s regional, Kody Clemens received a text message from Aggie catcher Baine Schoenvogel. “Uh oh,” said Schoenvogel, who is a friend of Clemens. Replied Clemens: “Let’s go. Can’t wait to see y’all.” As the NCAA … Read More

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Texas A&M among the teams that Texas will host in NCAA regional

One day after it was selected to host a regional, Texas found out that it will welcome Texas A&M, Texas Southern and Indiana to its portion of the bracket. Texas (37-20) will open its 59th appearance in the NCAA tournament with a game against Texas Southern (27-26) … Read More

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Texas to open the NCAA tournament at home as Longhorns earn a hosting gig

After a notable absence, the postseason is returning to UFCU Disch-Falk Field. Texas was chosen as one of the 16 regional sites for the NCAA tournament, the organization announced on Sunday evening. Texas last hosted a regional in 2011, although a super regional was staged in Austin … Read More

Worthy hosts? Texas must play the NCAA’s waiting game after early exit from Big 12 tournament

OKLAHOMA CITY — So, now what? One day after top-seeded Texas’ 3-2 loss to eighth-seeded Kansas, the Longhorns once again couldn’t find enough offense against Oklahoma. The 3-1 loss Thursday morning eliminated Texas — the conference’s regular season champion — from the Big 12 baseball … Read More

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The Final Pitch: Oklahoma 3, Texas 1

OKLAHOMA CITY — On Thursday, a loss to rival Oklahoma sent Texas back to Austin after a short stay at the Big 12’s tournament. The defeat came one day after the Big 12’s regular season champions were upset by Kansas in their opener at the double-elimination competition. Read More

Texas’ comeback bid falls short; Horns upset by Kansas 3-2 in Big 12 baseball tournament opener

OKLAHOMA CITY — Texas, trailing in the bottom of the ninth inning Wednesday in its Big 12 tournament opener, had the game-tying run at third base with two outs. The Longhorns had positioned themselves for their 18th comeback of the season, a last-bat setup similar to regular-season games against TCU, … Read More

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The Final Pitch: Kansas 3, Texas 2

OKLAHOMA CITY — Texas, the Big 12 champion, opened its appearance at the conference’s tournament with a surprising loss to Kansas on Wednesday. Kansas (27-28) scored the first two runs at Chickasaw Bricktown Ballpark when Brendt Citta doubled in a fourth-inning run and moved around the bases on a groundout … Read More

As Texas’ postseason begins, Longhorns are comfortable with their roles on the field

When Texas baseball opened its season in February, the roster had a new look to it. Such is life when the MLB draft scoops up 11 of your players. Three months later, consider these the newer-look Longhorns. Texas (37-18), which won the Big 12 regular-season championship, begins … Read More

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Golden: Inexperienced, but live arms could be key to Texas’ post-season success

In this week’s Golden’s Nuggets, Ced touches on a Bevo-related item. Here is his take: On the Texas baseball team winning the Big 12: The Texas Longhorns roaredinto the No. 12 slotin the DIbaseball.com top 25 poll after a Big 12 title-clinching  … Read More

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Kody Clemens, David Pierce win top awards as Big 12 applauds Longhorns’ effort

The son of Longhorn royalty, Texas second baseman Kody Clemens was crowned by the Big 12 on Tuesday. Clemens has been named the Big 12’s Player of the Year for the 2018 baseball season. Clemens, who is a junior, becomes the first Longhorn to win this award since Kyle Russell … Read More