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Cedric Golden

American-Statesman Staff

Golden: Frigid Horns bats need to warm up after Tech knots series

The hits didn’t keep on coming for the Texas Longhorns on Saturday. Well, one came. Just one. And in big-time college baseball, that’s nowhere near enough. For the third time this season, Texas was held to a single hit, and this time it was in a Big 12 showdown with … Read More

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Orange salvages final game of Fall World Series

The Texas baseball team closed out fall practice Sunday as Ryan Reynolds’ Orange team won UT’s Fall World Series finale 10-6 after losing the previous two to Austin Todd’s White squad. Pitcher-outfielder Kamron Fields was named the series’ most valuable player. He pitched two perfect innings with a strikeout and … 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

Cedric Golden

American-Statesman Staff

Golden: Tennessee Tech is a real problem now, Texas

It’s one thing to walk into a hostile road environment with 52 wins. It’s more impressive to live that record. The Tennessee Tech Golden Eagles are as good as advertised, and the Texas Longhorns, who rolled through the Austin Regional unscathed, just got hit in the mouth. Say hello to … 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

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

Cedric Golden

American-Statesman Staff

Golden: Pierce a first timer in NCAA regional winner’s circle

I haven’t seen David Pierce’s contract but I’m guessing there wasn’t any language in there about getting fired if he didn’t win in the postseason. That sort of thing is just assumed when it comes to Texas baseball. There’s a reason the program has only had three coaches in the … Read More

Cedric Golden

American-Statesman Staff

Golden: Aggies on the brink. Will we see a Texas rematch?

“S-E-C!! S-E-C!!” The chants rained down from the stands in the top of the eighth inning Saturday night. Only this time, it came from the lungs of Big 12 fans. Kody Clemens’ routine infield pop fell harmfully to the turf — in between three dumbfounded Texas A&M infielders — prompting … Read More