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The Final Pitch: New Orleans 4, Texas 1

Weighed down by three defensive errors on Sunday, Texas ended its five-game week against non-conference opponents with a 4-1 loss to New Orleans. With two outs in the third inning at UFCU Disch-Falk Field, New Orleans built a 3-0 lead as four straight batters reached base. A two-run error in … Read More

Zach Zubia helps Texas rally past New Orleans as Josh Sawyer returns to the winner’s circle

In a cage match at UFCU Disch-Falk Field that lasted nearly three hours, Texas and New Orleans let three plays decide their scorecard. Texas freshman Zach Zubia hit a go-ahead home run in the eighth inning, and Josh Sawyer made a key appearance out of the bullpen in UT’s 8-6 … Read More

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The Final Pitch: Texas 8, New Orleans 6

Led by Kody Clemens and Zach Zubia’s big swings and Josh Sawyer’s big pitches, Texas rallied to an 8-6 win over New Orleans on Friday night. New Orleans jumped out to a 3-0 lead in the first inning at UFCU Disch-Falk Field, and the Privateers added a run in the … Read More

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Longhorns baseball cruises to win over Texas Southern

The Texas Longhorns baseball team scored in four straight innings to help it secure a 10-2 win over Texas Southern in Sugar Land on Wednesday. Texas played the home half of the innings as the teams met at Constellation Field, the home of the minor league Sugar Land Skeeters. Andy … Read More

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Breakfast with Bevo: Who’s on first, What’s on second, I Don’t Know’s on third? Hint — they’re all Jake McKenzie

Good morning. Breakfast is served. It’s Wednesday, April 18th. On this date: The Colts picked Tennessee quarterback Peyton Manning with the first pick of the NFL draft (1998); Joe Montana retired at age 38 after 16 seasons with the 49ers and Chiefs, having won four Super Bowls (1995); Philadelphia’s Mike Schmidt hit his 500th career … Read More

Jake McKenzie, Texas’ ‘ultimate utility guy,’ plays all nine positions as Longhorns rout UT-RGV

On Tuesday, Texas senior Jake McKenzie brought five gloves with him to UFCU Disch-Falk Field. The gloves all served a different purpose for McKenzie. One was used for pitching and another was for starts at first base. He had a glove to wear in the outfield. Another mitt was for … Read More

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The Final Pitch: Texas 13, UT-Rio Grande Valley 2 (7 innings)

One day after returning to the D1Baseball poll, Texas recorded a 13-2 rout of UT-Rio Grande Valley at UFCU Disch-Falk Field. Tuesday’s game was called after UT-RGV was retired in the seventh inning. The Longhorns were retired in order in the first inning, but Texas soon blew open the game. Read More

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Dream Team? With some notable omissions, NCAA attempts to decide Texas’ all-time line-up

Since Texas threw out its first pitch during a 5-3 loss to the Blind Institute in 1896, a lot of baseball players have suited up for the Longhorns. Compiling a list of the nine best players to appear on the 40 Acres is a painstaking and thankless task. Andy Wittry … Read More

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Zach Zubia earns another round of applause from Big 12 after homers lead Texas past Oklahoma

In the sport of baseball, who is the top newcomer in the Big 12 this season? Texas freshman designated hitter Zach Zubia has inserted himself into that conversation. Zubia was once again named the Big 12’s Newcomer of the Week on Monday. Zubia earned that award last Monday … Read More

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Boosted by two wins over Oklahoma, No. 21 Texas returns to the national spotlight

After taking this weekend’s series, Texas has scored another victory over Oklahoma. For the first time since March, Texas was listed in the D1baseball poll on Monday. The Longhorns checked in at No. 21 in the national rankings, just ahead of the No. 22 Sooners. UT (24-14) … Read More

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Texas baseball fails to mount another comeback in series finale loss to Oklahoma

After clinching the series with Oklahoma on Saturday, the Texas baseball team ran out of magic on Sunday. The Sooners (26-13, 9-3 Big 12) handed Texas its first shutout loss since April 30, 2016 with a 6-0 victory Sunday afternoon at L. Dale Mitchell Park in Norman, Okla. Texas dropped … Read More

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Longhorns baseball clinches series against Oklahoma

The Longhorns baseball team clinched a series win with power and pitching as they defeated Oklahoma 5-3 Saturday in Norman, Okla. Zach Zubia hit a two-run homer to put Texas over the top in the eighth inning. Kody Clemens went 4-for-4 with three runs scored, a double and a home … Read More

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Texas baseball pulls off comeback to open series with OU

A two-run double by Masen Hibbeler lifted the Texas baseball team to a comeback, 7-6, win over Oklahoma on Friday night in Norman, Okla. The Longhorns trailed by three runs at multiple points in the game but finished by scoring at least a run in each of the final four … Read More

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Texas bumps ace Nolan Kingham from key start at Oklahoma for an academic attendance violation

Just ahead of a trip to see rival Oklahoma, Texas has made an unexpected alteration to its pitching rotation. Texas junior Nolan Kingham won’t make his scheduled start at Oklahoma on Friday. A team spokesperson said the right-handed pitcher was “scratched for not adhering to the team’s academic attendance policy.” … Read More

With their old coach Skip Johnson in Oklahoma’s dugout, Texas pitchers look to get back on track

Even when Texas’ baseball team travels to Oklahoma this weekend, the Longhorns should still expect to see a friendly face or two in Norman. Texas first baseman Jake McKenzie played for the same Dallas Mustangs club program that also produced Sooners outfielders Steele Walker and Kyler Murray. Read More

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On Second Thought Ep 94: Houston sports with Statesman food critic Matthew Odam, Johnny Manziel’s comeback

In Episode 94 of the On Second Thought podcast, hosts Cedric Golden and Kirk Bohls welcome Statesman food critic Matthew Odam to the dungeon. Odam, a devout fan of the Houston Astros and Houston Rockets, talks about his love of H-town sports and is grilled on why he doesn’t share … Read More

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Bohls: As Texas baseball finds itself in a good place, Kody Clemens primed to be All-American

Kirk Bohls released this week’s nine things and one crazy prediction. A couple were dedicated to the Longhorns. Here are Kirk’s takes on those items: On the Longhorn baseball team: Texas baseball is in a good place. In third place in the Big 12 with a 9-3 league … Read More

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Breakfast with Bevo: … and it’s goodbye to A&M (till next time for Texas, anyway)

Good morning. Breakfast is served. It’s Wednesday, April 11th. On this date, the Texas Rangers opened their new stadium — at the time it was known as The Ballpark in Arlington — with a 4-3 loss to the Milwaukee Brewers. Also on April 11, Apollo 13 launched — two days before … Read More

With trip to Oklahoma looming, Texas has comeback attempt thwarted by rival Aggies

COLLEGE STATION — Repeatedly on Tuesday night, Texas had Texas A&M in its crosshairs. The Longhorns, however, could not get off a clean shot. While trying to complete a comeback at Blue Bell Park, Texas squandered several scoring opportunities in a 6-5 loss to Texas A&M. Ranked 22nd in the … Read More

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The Final Pitch: No. 22 Texas A&M 6, Texas 5

COLLEGE STATION — Texas was unable to recover from an early deficit in a 6-5 loss at Texas A&M, the 22nd-ranked team in the D1Baseball poll. Texas A&M jumped out to an early lead at Blue Bell Park, chasing UT freshman starter Nico O’Donnell from the game during a four-run … Read More