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Texas baseball team wins another close one against Louisiana-Lafayette

The Texas baseball team opened the season with a win Friday night in extra innings and followed it up with an afternoon victory Saturday at Louisiana-Lafayette to win the series. It took 10 innings to decide the first game of the season for the Longhorns, but they came away with … Read More

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Longhorns baseball opens season with extra-innings win

It took 10 innings to decide the first game of the season for the Longhorns baseball team, but it came away with a 3-1 win over Louisiana-Lafayette on the road Friday night. A two-out double by Austin Todd in the top of the 10th plated Duke Ellis and Bryce Reagan … Read More

As 2019 season gets underway, Texas will begin to answer this offseason’s many questions

Since the last out of its 2018 season was recorded in Omaha last June, Texas baseball has had to field a few questions about 2019. How will Texas replace Kody Clemens’ All-American bat in the heart of the lineup? Who will step up on the mound after five of UT’s … Read More

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Moving from the bullpen to a bigger stage, Bryce Elder earns the first start of UT’s season

Texas has chosen Bryce Elder to lead the Longhorns into the 2019 baseball season. Elder has been named the starting pitcher for UT’s season-opening game at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette on Friday. A sophomore right-hander, Elder was primarily used out of the bullpen in 2018. Over … Read More

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LOOK: In 2019, will Texas look better than TCU and Texas A&M on both the runway and scoreboard?

At its annual alumni game this past weekend, the line-up card wasn’t the only place where Texas’ baseball team showcased a new look. Fans at UFCU Disch-Falk Field got a look at the Longhorns’ new white and orange jerseys on Saturday. Catcher DJ Petrinsky and outfielder Duke Ellis … Read More

Texas celebrates the past and gets the best of its alumni as the opener for the 2019 season nears

After battling both teammates and alumni on Saturday, the eyes of Texas can now shift to the opponents on this season’s schedule. Texas scored a 7-4 win in the baseball program’s annual alumni game at UFCU Disch-Falk Field. The alumni team started a handful of ex-Longhorns before the showcase turned … Read More

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Texas honors Augie Garrido with a bust outside of UFCU Disch-Falk Field

On Saturday, Texas found a permanent place for Augie Garrido at UFCU Disch-Falk Field. Texas honored Garrido ahead of its annual alumni game. During a short ceremony, Texas unveiled a bust of the longtime baseball coach. Garrido is the fourth head coach to receive such an honor, joining Bibb Falk, … Read More

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Who’s on first? As season approaches, questions must be answered about Texas’ next first baseman

Two years ago, Kacy Clemens started at first base in 62 of the 63 games on the UT baseball team’s schedule. He likely would have been 63-for-63 had he not served a one-game suspension following an ejection against rival Oklahoma. Clemens was drafted by the Toronto Blue … Read More

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Defending champs left off the Big 12’s medal stand ahead of 2019 baseball season

The Big 12’s baseball coaches do not expect Texas to defend its championship this spring. Texas was ranked fourth in the Big 12’s preseason poll on Thursday. With 40 points, Texas edged fifth-place Oklahoma State by a point. Texas Tech topped the poll with 61 points and six of the nine … Read More

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Rival coaches vote Texas’ Duke Ellis and Zach Zubia onto the Big 12’s preseason team

Over seven months have passed since Texas’ last baseball game, but Duke Ellis and Zach Zubia have maintained their reputations in the Big 12. Ellis, a junior outfielder, and Zubia, a sophomore designated hitter, were named to the Big 12’s preseason baseball team on Wednesday. Five of the 18 honorees … Read More

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‘I’ll be ready for it’: Matteo Bocchi is feeling confident as Texas remakes its pitching staff

When it comes to pitching, Texas is not lacking in quantity. UT currently has 22 pitchers on its 2019 roster. Experience, however, is another matter. The MLB Draft recently swooped up four pitchers who were responsible for nearly 46 percent of the 569 innings thrown by UT pitchers in 2018. Parker … Read More

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Cosmetic changes near completion at UFCU Disch-Falk Field, but indoor facility’s debut to be delayed

Texas played 40 baseball games at UFCU Disch-Falk Field in 2018. Those who frequently cheered on the Longhorns, however, may notice a few changes when this upcoming season gets underway. While meeting with the media ahead of UT’s first practice on Friday, head coach David Pierce provided … Read More

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Longhorn legend Roger Clemens to play alongside his sons Kacy and Kody in Texas’ alumni game

This time, the annual showdown between the Texas baseball program’s past and present will be a family affair. Three members of the Clemens family will participate in UT’s annual alumni game on Feb. 2. Seven-time Cy Young Award winner and 1983 NCAA champion Roger Clemens is set to pitch the first … Read More

Texas baseball opens practice with an unexpected hole at shortstop and Hibbeler, Reagan in play

With the start of the 2019 baseball season just three weeks away, 39 Longhorns went through their first practice of the spring on Friday. If all-conference shortstop David Hamilton was healthy, Texas would have had 40 practice participants. Instead, Hamilton was an onlooker at UFCU Disch-Falk Field. Hamilton, who was … Read More

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Texas to open the season as a top-20 team in Baseball America’s national poll

On Monday, Texas’ baseball program was once again listed among the top teams in the nation. Texas has been ranked 19th in Baseball America’s preseason poll for the upcoming college baseball season. Last week, Texas was found in the 21st slot in the preseason poll compiled by … Read More

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David Hamilton’s injury costs Texas positioning but not its place in a national preseason poll

After ending last season on NCAA’s biggest stage, Texas will still be in the spotlight when the curtain rises on the 2019 baseball season. Texas was ranked 23rd in D1Baseball’s preseason poll, which was released on Monday morning. Vanderbilt topped the organization’s rankings, and No. 3 Texas … Read More

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Texas shortstop David Hamilton to be sidelined for the 2019 season with an Achilles injury

Texas shortstop David Hamilton will miss the 2019 baseball season with an Achilles injury, the school confirmed on Saturday. Hamilton had what the school called a “successful surgery to repair a ruptured Achilles” on Friday afternoon. OrangeBloods was the first to report on Hamilton’s injury. A junior from … Read More

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Top pitching prospect flips his commitment from TCU to Texas

Prized pitching prospect Jared Kelley has decided to wear burnt orange instead of purple in college. Kelley, a right-handed pitcher from Refugio, announced on Friday night that he had given a verbal commitment to Texas. In addition to bolstering the future pitching staff at Texas, Kelley’s decision also impacts one … Read More

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LOOK: Texas’ baseball team reveals the new home for its NCAA championship trophies

Texas has a new trophy case for the six championship trophies won by the school’s baseball team. The Twitter account belonging to the UT baseball team unveiled the trophy case on Monday. The trophy case has been placed by the entrance at UFCU Disch-Falk Field. Built by Forty Nine Degrees, the … Read More

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Texas could use Masen Hibbeler to fill an All-American void at second base

Depending on which game of the Orange and White Fall World Series they attended, Texas baseball fans may have been tipped off to where senior Masen Hibbeler will play this spring. In two of the three games, Hibbeler started at shortstop for the White team. David Hamilton and his gifted … Read More