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After rallying past Texas Tech, Longhorns head into bye week as Big 12’s sole second-place team

Behind two home runs and a clutch performance out of the bullpen, Texas closed out a trip to Texas Tech with a 7-5 win on Sunday. The triumph improved Texas’ record to 33-18, and the Longhorns are 14-7 in Big 12 play. UT’s win also kept Texas Tech (35-14; 12-9) … Read More

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Red Raiders tie series with Texas baseball

The Texas Tech Red Raiders scored at least two runs in each of their final five innings in a 16-5 win over the Texas baseball team to tie the series in Lubbock on Saturday. The Longhorns didn’t help themselves as they issued ten walks on the day. Six of those … Read More

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Texas legend Augie Garrido surpassed by Florida State’s Mike Martin for all-time wins record

With a 3-2 victory at Clemson on Saturday, Florida State’s Mike Martin became the all-time winningest coach in the history of college baseball. Martin eclipsed former Texas coach Augie Garrido, who compiled a 1,975-951-9 record from 1969-2016. Garrido spent 20 of his 48-year coaching career at Texas. He also won … Read More

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Kody Clemens hits two homers as Longhorns top Texas Tech

Kody Clemens hit two home runs in one game for the first time in his career as the Longhorns baseball team defeated Texas Tech 12-6 in Lubbock on Friday night. The Longhorns hit four total homers in the game. The win adds some separation between the squads as Texas improves … Read More

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American-Statesman Staff

Bohls: At stake in Lubbock for Texas? A possible Big 12 baseball title and national seed, that’s all

There is no proof that Aristotle ever played baseball, but David Pierce may be channeling his inner Greek philosopher these days because the whole of his Texas team is without question greater than the sum of its parts. Aristotle didn’t necessarily have the Longhorns in mind when he uttered his … Read More

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Hamilton’s homer a highlight, but Texas’ improved offense boosted by surplus of walks

Since last season, Texas has upped its batting average by 20 points. The Longhorns, however, aren’t just using their bats to get on base. Texas has walked 244 times this year, which is tied with South Alabama for the 10th-best total in the nation. (Florida State leads all NCAA Division … Read More

Grand slam completes a comeback as David Hamilton leads Texas past his hometown team

With one swing, David Hamilton sent Texas State on a long drive back to San Marcos Tuesday night. It’s a 30-mile trek that Texas’ sophomore shortstop, who was raised in San Marcos, should know well. Hamilton’s ninth-inning grand slam lifted the Longhorns to an 11-10 win over the Bobcats at … Read More

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The Final Pitch: Texas 11, Texas State 10

Sophomore shortstop David Hamilton hit a walk-off grand slam as Texas rallied to an 11-10 win over Texas State at UFCU Disch-Falk Field on Tuesday. Texas State scored the evening’s first three runs, but DJ Petrinsky’s fifth homer of the season was one of the six runs that Texas scored … Read More

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Despite two losses on the road, Texas holds onto national ranking and second-place standing

A rough trip to West Virginia won’t cost Texas its national ranking. Texas slipped to No. 24 in the D1Baseball poll on Monday. The Longhorns were ranked 19th last week, but the team split its four games against Houston and West Virginia. After recording a 9-4 win … Read More

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Texas baseball rallies but Mountaineers answer

The Texas baseball team rallied to score three runs late, but West Virginia answered and eventually tied the series at a game apiece with an 8-6 win in Mortantown, W.V. Saturday. Two wild pitches by Andy McGuire in the eighth allowed the Mountaineers to add runs right after Texas had … Read More

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Longhorns baseball comes back to defeat West Virginia

A six-run seventh inning propelled the Texas Longhorns baseball team to an 11-6 win over the West Virginia Mountaineers in Morgantown, W.V. on Friday. Ryan Reynolds went 4-for-5 with a run scored, two doubles and four RBIs to power the Texas offense. David Hamilton went 3-for-5, scored three runs, hit … Read More

One arm adjustment later, Parker Joe Robinson is providing Texas with another bullpen option

Parker Joe Robinson is attacking things from a different angle these days. Texas (29-15, 11-4 Big 12) travels to West Virginia this weekend with the junior pitcher tagging along as a reliable option out the bullpen. In 12 appearances this season, the 6-foot-5 righthander has compiled 19 strikeouts … Read More

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As Wayne Graham faces ouster, UT’s David Pierce applauds him for putting ‘Rice University on the map’

With Wayne Graham’s long tenure at Rice seemingly coming to an end, Texas baseball coach David Pierce expressed his admiration for his former boss on Wednesday. Houston’s FOX 26 Sports reported earlier in the day that Graham would not return to coach Rice’s baseball team in 2019. Graham … Read More

Lacking clutch hits and a quality start, Texas finds a way to knock off Houston

Texas’ Longhorns picked up a win instead of style points on Tuesday. Texas rallied from an early deficit in an unconventional win over Houston at UFCU Disch-Falk Field. The Longhorns were held to four hits — their second-lowest output of a 44-game season — but that number was trumped by … Read More

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The Final Pitch: Texas 9, Houston 4

Held to four hits, Texas still managed to score nine times in a five-run win over Houston at UFCU Disch-Falk Field on Tuesday. Texas trailed 3-0 after the second inning but rallied behind a four-run third inning. The Longhorns then scored five times in the fourth frame. Thanks to a … Read More

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With Texas eyeing an indoor baseball facility, Clemens family gifts $1 million to the Longhorns

Roger and Debbie Clemens have pledged $1 million to Texas’ baseball program, the school announced on Tuesday. The donation, which was made on behalf of the Roger Clemens Foundation, will go toward a fundraising goal of $9 million. Texas is currently fundraising for the building of an indoor training facility. Read More

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Already known for his glove, Texas shortstop David Hamilton sprints back onto the national radar

Already No. 1 on Texas’ roster, sophomore shortstop David Hamilton can also be found near the top of some statistical categories. After swiping six bags over UT’s last five games, Hamilton ranks in a third-place tie among Division I base stealers. His defense also leads the country with … Read More

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As RPI ranking tumbles, Texas is rewarded for last week’s performance against non-conference teams

After playing five games against non-conference opponents last week, Texas is trending up and trending down at the same time. On Monday, Texas climbed two spots to No. 19 in D1Baseball’s national poll. Among Big 12 teams, UT (28-15) trails only No. 4 Texas Tech (32-9) in … Read More

Defensive mistakes costly as Longhorns end their long week on a sour note

In its bid for a perfect week, a strength became a weakness for Texas. Three errors led to four unearned runs in UT’s 4-1 loss to New Orleans on Sunday. Texas had opened its week with four wins by a combined score of 34-11, but the three-run loss at home … Read More

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Former Longhorn Brandon Belt’s 21-pitch plate appearance most since at least 1988

ANAHEIM, Calif.– Brandon Belt of the San Francisco Giants saw 21 pitches in an epic plate appearance against Los Angeles Angels rookie right-hander Jaime Barria in the first inning Sunday, the most since records began in 1988. The previous high of 20 pitches in a plate appearance since 1988 was when … Read More