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On Second Thought Ep 102: Texas coach David Pierce on CWS journey; Craig Way, voice of the Longhorns

It’s a jam-packed episode 101 of the On Second Thought podcast as Texas baseball coach discusses his team’s journey to the College World Series and its first-round matchup with Arkansas while Craig Way, the longtime radio voice of the Longhorns, gives his take on Texas’ chances in Omaha along with … Read More

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Kody Clemens named to three more All-America teams

Kody Clemens has earned a spot on three more All-America teams, adding to his spots on the Collegiate Baseball and Baseball America teams. D1Baseball.com, NCBWA and Perfect Game/Rawlings all named the junior second baseman to their All-America teams. Clemens had an outstanding Super Regional series against Tennessee … Read More

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Augie Garrido to be honored by Austin congressman at 2018 Congressional Baseball Game

The University of Texas is headed to the College World Series in Omaha, but the school’s baseball team will receive another honor Thursday in the nation’s capital. Congressman Roger Williams (R-Austin), will honor former University of Texas coach Augie Garrido at Thursday’s 2018 bipartisan Congressional Baseball Game at Nationals … Read More

Texas newcomers stepping up as some CWS-bound Longhorns prepare to continue a family tradition

For some members of the Texas baseball team, a trip to the College World Series might seem like a birthright. Take Kody Clemens, for example. The All-American infielder’s father, Roger Clemens, was Texas’ winning pitcher in the 1983 NCAA title game. And his older brother, Kacy, started at first base … Read More

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Was an undershirt the MVP of Texas’ NCAA super regional?

Mark Payton last played baseball at Texas during the 2014 season. That, though, doesn’t mean he isn’t still making contributions at his alma mater. According to junior infielder Kody Clemens, Payton left behind a burnt orange undershirt when he departed UT. That undershirt was kept in the possession of Kacy … Read More

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NCAA announces the date and time for Texas’ Omaha opener against Arkansas

When the College World Series gets underway this weekend, Texas and Arkansas will meet for a Sunday matinee. Texas and Arkansas will play in the College World Series’ third game, the NCAA announced on Monday night. First pitch for the Longhorns and Razorbacks at Omaha’s TD Ameritrade Park Omaha on … Read More

Cedric Golden

American-Statesman Staff

Golden: Texas’ Kody Clemens made Tennessee Tech pay for pitching to him. Again.

Note to the pitchers in Omaha: Beware. Kody Clemens is coming. It’s been a simple script for the Texas Longhorns this season: Get solid pitching and ride the Clemens wave offensively. Tennessee Tech found out the hard way. Pitch to Clemens. Suffer. Lose. Texas 5, Tennessee Tech 2. Clemens supplied … Read More

Texas ousts Tennessee Tech 5-2 to secure a trip to the College World Series

Later this summer, Texas’ Jake McKenzie will move to San Antonio. The senior first baseman will travel down Interstate 35 for a two-year training program in petroleum engineering’s four disciplines. McKenzie is set to start on July 30, a date that affords him a few weeks to rest after the … Read More

Kirk Bohls

American-Statesman Staff

Bohls: ‘Destination: Omaha’ — Bocchi, Robinson throw Texas to CWS berth

Augie would have loved it. Some 7,370 sun-drenched souls at UFCU Disch-Falk Field did love it and rose and fell with every single pitch of the championship game of the NCAA super regional on a sultry Monday afternoon. Mostly they reveled in the last one, a Nolan Kingham pitch with … Read More

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SOCIAL REACTION: Longhorns advance to College World Series

The Texas baseball team is headed back to Omaha as the Longhorns beat Tennessee Tech on Monday 5-2 to reach the program’s 36th College World Series, the most appearances by one program in NCAA Baseball history. Naturally, the 40 Acres was a happy place on hot Monday … Read More

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The Final Pitch: Texas 5, Tennessee Tech 2 – Longhorns book 36th trip to College World Series

Powered by two home runs and the arms of Matteo Bocchi, Parker Joe Robinson and Nolan Kingham, Texas upended Tennessee Tech to win its NCAA super regional on Monday. The win at UFCU Disch-Falk Field sends Texas to the College World Series for the 36th time in school history, which … Read More

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With the College World Series on the line, Texas to start Matteo Bocchi against Tennessee Tech

In its biggest game of the season, Texas will hand the baseball to junior Matteo Bocchi. Texas has announced that Bocchi will be the starting pitcher for the third and decisive game of its NCAA super regional against Tennessee Tech. An Italian native who transferred to Texas this year from … Read More

Cedric Golden

American-Statesman Staff

Golden: A good Austin super regional is better with emotion from both Texas, Tennessee Tech

Texas and Tennessee Tech just met a few days ago, but it didn’t take long for sparks to fly. The Hatfields met the McCoys. When there’s a College World Series berth on the line, it makes no sense to waste time with pleasantries. The Longhorns and Golden Eagles aren’t exactly … Read More

Kirk Bohls

American-Statesman Staff

Bohls: Texas’ Shugart, Henley stifle Tennessee Tech to force Game 3

David Pierce made the biggest gamble of his Longhorns coaching life. And consequently Texas lives to play another day. At the critical juncture of the Austin Super Regional, Texas’ second-year coach turned to his expected Game 3 starter. But he had to ensure his team made it through Game 2 Sunday … Read More

Texas tames Tennessee Tech to set up a showdown for a College World Series berth

Backing swagger with skill, the Texas Longhorns saved their baseball season on Sunday. Kody Clemens drove in two runs and Texas had two of its starting pitchers subdue Tennessee Tech’s offense in an emotional 4-2 win at UFCU Disch-Falk Field. The victory tied up a super regional … Read More

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The Final Pitch: Texas 4, Tennessee Tech 2 – UT forces a winner-takes-all game in super regional

Texas’ 40th game at UFCU Disch-Falk Field this season will have the biggest stakes. With a 4-2 win on Sunday, Texas forced a third and decisive game with a Tennessee Tech team that opened this super regional with a 5-4 conquest. The Longhorns (41-21) and Golden Eagles … Read More

Kirk Bohls

American-Statesman Staff

Bohls: Texas uncharacteristically flubs NCAA super regional opener

Officially, it was labeled a super regional. In actuality, they could have called it the blooper regional because this was completely the opposite of the last tournament. Texas did everything backward from the way it dominated last week’s Austin Regional, and the lapses cost the Longhorns dearly in a 5-4 … Read More

Close loss to Tennessee Tech in super regional puts Texas’ back against a wall

For Texas’ baseball team, the objective remains the same. Two wins, and it’s off to Omaha. The margin of error, however, just got a lot smaller. Unable to overcome a three-run fifth inning and Tennessee Tech’s top reliever, Texas fell 5-4 in the opener of its super regional Saturday. The … Read More

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The Final Pitch: Tennessee Tech 5, Texas 4

In the opener of a super regional against Tennessee Tech, Texas was dealt its first loss at UFCU Disch-Falk Field since April 22. Texas (40-21) must now record two straight wins over Tennessee Tech (53-10) in order to advance to the College World Series. The second game of this best-of-three … Read More

With coolers and craziness, the ‘OccupyLF’ crowd bringing electricity back to Disch-Falk Field

Most Texas baseball fans under 40 probably never heard of the Wild Bunch. That’s too bad, too. They were like the Rolling Stones or U2. You had to see them live at UFCU Disch-Falk Field. “Back in the day, they intimidated teams when they came in,” … Read More