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History 101: An oral history of Mark Payton’s national-record on-base streak at Texas

In his first game as a Longhorn, designated hitter Zach Zubia struck out as a pinch-hitter in Texas’ season opener against Louisiana-Lafayette. Zubia, though, got on base the next day with a walk and a single. The freshman then reached base the following game. And the game after that. Forty-one … Read More

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After being named the Big 12’s top player for this past week, will Kody Clemens win annual award?

To the victor go the spoils. Texas juniors Kody Clemens, Nolan Kingham and Masen Hibbeler have been respectively named the Big 12’s player, pitcher and newcomer of the week, the league announced on Monday. Over the weekend, the trio of Longhorns guided Texas to a sweep of … Read More

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Big 12 champion Texas earns a promotion in national baseball poll

After ascending to the top of the Big 12, Texas climbed the rankings on Monday. Texas has been placed in the 12th slot of D1Baseball’s weekly poll, the publication revealed on Monday. It is the highest ranking of the season for UT, which was … Read More

Best of the Big 12: Texas drops TCU to claim its first conference title since 2011

One down and four to go. Kody Clemens hit his 19th home run, Kamron Fields picked up his first victory, and Texas scored five times in the fourth inning of a 7-3 win over TCU on Saturday. With the victory at UFCU Disch-Falk Field and Oklahoma State’s 7-3 loss to … Read More

Kirk Bohls

American-Statesman Staff

Bohls: Pierce’s Longhorns make some history, grab title

If memory serves, they used to light the UT Tower for conference championships around here. It’s been a minute. Lots of ’em actually. While Texas has been saving on light bulbs for much of this decade, the school will gladly spring for some extra voltage because it has an actual, … Read More

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The Final Pitch: Texas 7, TCU 3 – Longhorns clinch Big 12 crown

Boosted by a five-run fourth inning, Texas claimed at least a share of a conference championship with a win over TCU at UFCU Disch-Falk Field on Saturday. After the final out, the Longhorns had to wait on the score of Oklahoma State’s game to see if they would win the … Read More

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Duke Ellis overshadowed by Kody Clemens’ blast, but Texas understands ‘importance of what he did’

On Friday night, Texas sophomore Duke Ellis won a footrace and became a footnote. Kody Clemens hit a two-run homer in the bottom of the ninth inning to lift Texas to a 5-3 weekend-opening win over TCU. With the triumph at UFCU Disch-Falk Field, Texas (36-18; 16-7) … Read More

Kody Clemens, Longhorns walk-off past TCU and into a first-place tie with Oklahoma State

Following a 5-3 walk-off win over TCU at UFCU Disch-Falk Field on Friday night, Texas junior Andy McGuire had some thoughts about the Longhorns’ fashion. To be fair, McGuire was likely thinking about Kody Clemens’ two-run homer in the bottom of the ninth inning as well. He also probably pondered … Read More

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The Final Pitch: Texas 5, TCU 3

The second of Kody Clemens’ two homers on Friday night was a walk-off blast to beat TCU at UFCU Disch-Falk Field. Ahead of Friday’s win, Texas trailed the Big 12-leading Oklahoma State Cowboys by a game in the standings. At the time of UT’s final out, Oklahoma State was trailing … Read More

Throwback Thursday? Nolan Kingham returns to old form as Texas creeps within a game of Oklahoma State

Before he took the mound on Thursday night, Nolan Kingham got a haircut, dusted off his old cleats and asked for the warm-up song he used while earning all-Big 12 honors in 2017. The moves gave Kingham enough confidence to proclaim to his teammates that his old self was back. Read More

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The Final Pitch: Texas 3, TCU 2

Behind pitcher Nolan Kingham’s complete game and Masen Hibbeler’s 2 RBIs, Texas began its weekend with a one-run win over TCU. With the victory at UFCU Disch-Falk Field on Thursday, Texas (35-18; 15-7) continued to stalk Oklahoma State in the Big 12 standings. Texas trailed the first-place Cowboys by two … Read More

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Texas infielder Kody Clemens earns semifinal status for one of college baseball’s top prizes

Texas second baseman Kody Clemens has been named a semifinalist for the Dick Howser Trophy, which the National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association annually gives to college baseball’s top player. Clemens is joined by Oklahoma outfielder Steele Walker and Texas Tech’s Josh Jung and Grant Little among the 35 semifinalists. The … Read More

Cedric Golden

American-Statesman Staff

Golden: Will Texas baseball host an NCAA regional? (It’d be a lot cooler if they did …)

The Texas Longhorns can win a Big 12 regular season baseball title this weekend, but need a little bit of assistance to make it happen. Even if it doesn’t happen, Texas can make its postseason outlook much rosier if it earns one of 16 regional home sites that will be … Read More

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The Final Pitch: Texas 6, Texas State 2

Texas opened the final week of the regular season with a four-run win over Texas State, a team it had already beaten 6-1 and 11-10 this year. Texas State struck first at UFCU Disch-Falk Field on Tuesday, but Texas scored twice in the first inning and three more times in … Read More

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The active 2018 Texas Exes power rankings: No. 6 Corey Knebel, baseball

We’re counting down the 25 best former Texas athletes still competing in their sport. Each day we’ll reveal a new athlete.   Corey Knebel’s Central Texas roots run deep. He was a standout athlete at Bastrop High School for three years before finishing his high school life at Georgetown. He then … Read More

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Texas remains ranked 17th as championship chase reaches the end of regular season

With one week to go in the regular season, Texas is only looking up at one Big 12 rival in a national poll. UT also trails only team in the conference’s standings. Texas remained ranked 17th in D1Baseball’s weekly poll on Monday. After earning the 17th spot in last week’s … Read More

Cedric Golden

American-Statesman Staff

Golden: So, did you hear the one about the Augie Garrido tribute bash?

Augie Garrido’s memorial service last month at the Erwin Center was very touching. But it wasn’t him. His former players openly wept while sharing their best memories of the coaching legend. Some, like Huston Street, got choked up while recalling their memories of their coach. It was a wonderful tribute … Read More

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Big 12 once again honors Zach Zubia following Texas’ successful trip to Lubbock

The debut for Texas designated hitter Zach Zubia continues to be an impressive one. Zubia, a redshirt freshman, was named the Big 12’s Newcomer of the Week on Monday. It is the third time this season that Zubia has won this weekly honor. Only Kansas State’s Drew … Read More

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Texas earns best ranking of the baseball season after wild week of games against in-state rivals

It took a wild comeback and two wins in a hostile environment, but Texas has made a good impression. On Monday, Texas earned the No. 17 spot in D1Baseball’s weekly ranking of the nation’s baseball teams. This is this year’s highest placement in the D1Baseball poll for Texas, … Read More

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The active 2018 Texas Exes power rankings: No. 12 Brandon Belt, baseball

We’re counting down the 25 best former Texas athletes still competing in their sport. Each day we’ll reveal a new athlete.  No. 12 Brandon Belt, baseball Brandon Belt could have very easily never been a Texas Longhorn. The 6-foot-4-inch Belt, a standout at Hudson High School in East Texas, was … Read More