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Weather coerces an alteration to Texas’ schedule at the College World Series

OMAHA, Neb. — It appears the Mother Nature may be Texas’ toughest opponent at the College World Series. Weather impacted the third day of action at the College World Series on Monday. As a result, Texas’ elimination game against Florida has been pushed back on Tuesday’s schedule … Read More

Kirk Bohls

American-Statesman Staff

Bohls: Tuesday starter Blair Henley and Texas’ relaxed, focused mindset boost CWS chances

OMAHA, Neb. — In a lighter moment at a casual Saturday team practice before the very first College World Series pitch, Blair Henley was discussing his summer plans. Once this post-season ends, the Texas pitcher said he’ll make his way to the Cape Cod League where he’ll join five of … Read More

With its season on the line, Texas looks to end Florida’s reign in college baseball

OMAHA, Neb. — If Texas wants to stay in contention for the NCAA championship, the Longhorns need to take out the reigning kings of college baseball. Texas (42-22) meets Florida (47-20) on Tuesday at TD Ameritrade Park for an elimination game at the College World Series. The Gators are not … Read More

Postcard from Omaha: For one current and former Texas player, this CWS is better late than never

OMAHA, Neb. — Ryan Reynolds is playing in the College World Series for the first time, a level that the Texas third baseman’s dad, Shane, never quite reached. But he did come close back in 1987, when he went 6-0 with a high ERA but was left off the Longhorns’ … Read More

A long road awaits Texas at the College World Series after a lengthy loss to Arkansas

OMAHA, Neb. — A sixth inning that lasted more than 3½ hours has Texas within one loss of an offseason that’s even longer. At TD Ameritrade Park on Sunday, Texas fell 11-5 to Arkansas in its College World Series opener. The defeat sends the Longhorns to the losers’ bracket at … Read More

Kirk Bohls

American-Statesman Staff

Bohls: Pierce took huge gamble with pitching choice

OMAHA, Neb. — David Pierce may have made his biggest coaching blunder as a Longhorn to date Sunday night. But he clearly thought it was worth the risk. He used his two best pitchers and still lost, falling 11-5 to Arkansas in their College World Series opener. That can be … Read More

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The Final Pitch: Arkansas 11, Texas 5 – Longhorns blown out in College World Series opener

OMAHA, Neb. — A sixth-inning swoon cost UT dearly as Arkansas emerged victorious in both teams’ first game at the College World Series. In the top of the fifth frame at TD Ameritrade Park, UT took a 2-1 lead on David Hamilton’s sacrifice fly. Arkansas countered with a two-run homer … Read More

Postcard from Omaha: The next Vince Young? Kamron Fields instead looking to shine as a reliever

OMAHA, Neb. — Texas reliever Kamron Fields had a challenging decision to make when he came out of high school at Lakeview Centennial in Garland. Should he play baseball or football as a talented quarterback or try to play both? The Texas freshman had almost a dozen offers, many of … Read More

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FOLLOW LIVE: Texas baseball faces Arkansas in College World Series opener

The College World Series is underway and Texas (42-21) begins its pursuit of a seventh College World Series title. But standing in the way is Arkansas (44-19) of the SEC. With win, Texas will play at 7 p.m. on Tuesday. With a loss, Texas will play at 2 p.m. Tuesday. Read More

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Augie Garrido’s jersey number to be worn by David Pierce throughout College World Series

OMAHA, Neb. – Texas coach David Pierce will wear the No. 16 – the late Augie Garrido’s old number – for the entirety of the Longhorns’ stay at the College World Series. Garrido, 79, passed away on March 15 after suffering a stroke in California. Garrido was … Read More

Postcard from Omaha: Andy McGuire maintains confidence and title as Texas’ closer

Should Texas be leading in the ninth inning in Sunday’s game against Arkansas, will Andy McGuire get the call from the bullpen? McGuire has recorded a team-high seven saves in 2018. With a 2.01 ERA over 27 appearances, he ranks third among the Longhorns in that statistical category. He also … Read More

Familiar foe? Texas insists it’s a different team ahead of CWS rematch with rival Arkansas

OMAHA, Neb. — When Texas and Arkansas meet at the College World Series on Sunday, the Longhorns would prefer to treat it as an introduction instead of a reunion. Sunday’s standoff will be the 110th game in a long-standing series that threw out its first pitch in … Read More

Kirk Bohls

American-Statesman Staff

Bohls: Texas, Perrin found a baseball gem in David Pierce

OMAHA, Neb. — His heart was broken. David Pierce was absolutely crushed two years ago when he was told he would not be getting the head coaching job he so badly desired. “I really wanted the job,” Pierce said Friday, “but they were concerned about my buyout at Tulane. I … Read More

Postcard from Omaha: Texas is already doing some (property) damage at CWS

OMAHA, Neb. — Texas is making its first trip to the College World Series since 2014 and junior outfielder Masen Hibbeler has ended up in a police blotter before a box score. The Longhorns practiced at Bellevue East High School after their arrival in Omaha on Thursday. Helped by winds, … Read More

Kirk Bohls

American-Statesman Staff

Bohls: The best recipe to simmer the old Texas vs. Arkansas feud? Equal parts time, separation

OMAHA, Neb. — Arkansas faces off against Texas in Sunday’s first College World Series game that day. To put that into perspective, think World Cup meets Super Bowl. Except bigger. OK, we exaggerate, but beating the Longhorns in anything can be a matter of the highest priority for Razorbacks fans, … Read More

Texas’ Kody Clemens is a star, but this College World Series field has other Kody Clemenses, too

OMAHA, Neb. — Need a way to describe Kody Clemens’ junior year at Texas in 10 words or less? Here are a few suggestions: Big 12 player of the year. Five-time All-American. Detroit Tigers’ draft pick. Golden Spikes … Read More

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A not so brief history of all of the Longhorns’ 36 trips to the College World Series: Augie Garrido era

Behind the strength of Kody Clemens’ power and David Pierce’s faith in his pitching staff, the Longhorn baseball team is back in Omaha at the College World Series. It’s the first appearance since 2014 and a record 36th. Texas is to college baseball as Notre Dame is to college football … Read More

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A not so brief history of all of Texas’ 36 trips to the College World Series: Cliff Gustafson era

Behind the strength of Kody Clemens’ power and David Pierce’s faith in his pitching staff, the Longhorn baseball team is back in Omaha at the College World Series. It’s the first appearance since 2014 and a record 36th. Texas is to college baseball as Notre Dame is to college football … Read More

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A not so brief history of all of the Longhorns’ 36 trips to the College World Series: Bibb Falk era

Behind the strength of Kody Clemens’ power and David Pierce’s faith in his pitching staff, the Longhorn baseball team is back in Omaha at the College World Series. It’s the first appearance since 2014 and a record 36th. Texas is to college baseball as Notre Dame is to college football … Read More

Kirk Bohls

American-Statesman Staff

Bohls: Years later, Coach Gus still leans on the edge of his recliner for every Texas pitch

The diet’s changed. He no longer downs a big bowl of Blue Bell homemade vanilla ice cream at night any more. Quit that two or three years back, he guesses. He jokes now that the Texas creamery “probably had to shut down some” as a result of his cutbacks. His … Read More