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In a shake-up of its coaching staff, UT’s softball team moves on from hitting coach Kerry Shaw

After just one season, Texas has relieved Kerry Shaw of his duties as the softball team’s hitting coach. UT announced its separation from Shaw on Monday. The school did not give a reason for the coaching change. In a statement, Texas coach Mike White said that “We’d sincerely like to thank … Read More

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Texas announces that surgery not needed for All-American pitcher Miranda Elish

Texas pitcher Miranda Elish will not need surgery for a facial injury she sustained in the postseason, the school announced on Tuesday. Texas tweeted an update that read “Miranda is recovering well. She sustained facial fractures that, at this time, do not require surgery. She is looking forward to getting … Read More

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Two Longhorns to leave UT’s softball team this offseason

A Texas spokesperson confirmed on Tuesday that softball players Chloe Romero and Jaden Hoelker have entered the NCAA’s transfer portal. Softball America was the first to report on these impending departures from Texas. Romero was a sophomore pitcher this past season. Hoelker, a utility player, just completed her freshman year. Read More

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Janae Jefferson joins Miranda Elish and elite company at Texas as NFCA names its All-Americans

No. 2 is now a two-time All-American. Texas sophomore second baseman Janae Jefferson made the second-team cut on the NFCA’s All-American team on Wednesday. Jefferson, who wears the No. 2 jersey at UT, also earned second-team honors last season. Jefferson joins pitchers Cat Osterman (2002-03, 2005-06), Blaire Luna … Read More

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What school records did Texas break during the 2019 softball season?

This past Saturday, Texas’ 2019 softball season ended with an 8-5 loss to Alabama. The 2019 season was UT’s first with Mike White as its head coach. The 46 wins earned by Texas were the program’s most since 2013, which was also the last season that the … Read More

Overpowered by Alabama, Texas has its softball season ended in the NCAA’s super regionals

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. — As a ball off the bat of MK Tedder found its way into the glove of Alabama right fielder KB Sides on Saturday afternoon, Texas’ 2019 softball season came to a close. Tedder accounted for the final out of an 8-5 loss to Alabama at Rhoads Stadium. Read More

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The Final Pitch: Alabama 8, Texas 5 — Longhorns end their 2019 season in the super regionals

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. — Texas was unable to secure a trip to the Women’s College World Series as Alabama thwarted an attempted comeback at Rhoads Stadium. After Alabama opened the super regional with a 3-0 win and Texas countered with a 7-5 victory, the Crimson Tide led first in … Read More

‘She was our motivation’: With Miranda Elish injured, Texas records a memorable rally past Alabama

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. — To put it mildly, the odds were stacked against Texas on Friday night. In the second inning of a super regional game against Alabama at Rhoads Stadium, Texas found itself looking at a 4-0 deficit. Its star player had just been helped off the … Read More

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The Final Pitch: Texas 7, Alabama 5

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. — Texas kept its season alive with a wild rally at Rhoads Stadium in the second game of a super regional on Friday night. The Longhorns trailed 4-0 after the second inning, but the team’s biggest concern was the status of star pitcher Miranda Elish. With one out … Read More

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Texas pitcher Miranda Elish ‘doing well’ after a scary moment on the softball field

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. — Texas star pitcher Miranda Elish was taken to an area hospital after she was struck in the face by a teammate’s throw in a game against Alabama on Friday night. Elish was hit in the face by a second-inning throw by UT catcher Mary Iakopo, who was … Read More

Following a loss to Alabama in the super regionals, Texas must rally again in the NCAA tournament

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. — Last week, Texas dropped the first game of its softball regional and had to win four straight games out of the loser’s bracket. Thursday night, the Longhorns fell 3-0 to Alabama in the first game of their super regional and will again have to … Read More

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The Final Pitch: Alabama 3, Texas 0

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. — Thanks to a big swing and a solid pitching performance on Thursday night, Alabama has backed Texas’ softball season into a corner. Both teams went without a baserunner over the evening’s first two innings, but Merris Schroder broke a scoreless tie with a two-run homer in the third … Read More

Once an Alabama fan, now a Longhorn, Texas outfielder Tedder heads home for super regionals

When the Longhorns arrive at Rhoads Stadium in Tuscaloosa on Thursday for the first game of the Alabama super regional, they’ll head to the visitor’s dugout. Twenty-one of the 22 players on Texas’ roster won’t think twice about the home-away designation. Then there’s the case of MK … Read More

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Texas and Alabama’s super regional to start on Thursday

UPDATE (Tuesday at 4 p.m.): The NCAA has again updated Texas and Alabama’s schedule and TV designations. Those changes are reflected below. Back in the super regionals for the first time since 2013, Texas will be Alabama’s guest when the NCAA tournament resumes later this week. The super regionals use … Read More

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Ten years after Austin Wood, Texas’ Miranda Elish completes her own regional marathon

Miranda Elish spent much of her weekend in the pitching circle at McCombs Field. Elish pitched for Texas over its final 30 innings at the regional it was hosting. After entering the circle in the last inning of UT’s tournament-opening loss to Sam Houston State, Elish started four times and threw … Read More

Sunday sweep of Houston propels Texas to its first super regional in six seasons

Miranda Elish’s arm, Kaitlyn Washington’s bat and the Texas Longhorns are all heading to Alabama. Washington jump-started UT’s offense and Elish closed out a long weekend with a shutout of Houston in a winner-takes-all regional game at McCombs Field. With the 7-0 triumph on Sunday evening, Texas became only the … Read More

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Texas beats Houston to force a final showdown at McCombs Field’s regional

A 5-2 victory by Texas on Sunday afternoon set up a high-stakes meeting between the Longhorns and Houston in the NCAA tournament. The Longhorns and Cougars stuck around McCombs Field for a winner-take-all game on Sunday evening. The winner will advance to the Alabama super regional. Houston (39-18), which hadn’t … Read More

Still alive in the NCAA tournament, Texas shutouts Sam Houston State to end a long day at home

For years, Texas pitcher Miranda Elish has stuck to a pre-inning routine in the circle. Before her first inning of work, she throws five warmup pitches. Every inning after that, she prepares with three tosses. Since Elish describes herself as “really superstitious,” she won’t adjust that plan. Not even when … Read More

Behind Miranda Elish’s extra-inning effort, Texas eliminates Texas A&M from the NCAA tournament

Two years ago, Texas A&M made sure that Texas’ summer vacation started in May. On Saturday, the Longhorns returned the favor. Texas fought back from a seventh-inning collapse for an extra-inning victory over the Aggies in an NCAA Tournament game at McCombs Field. The Longhorns’ 3-2 win eliminated Texas A&M from … Read More

Texas softball stumbles to 2-1 loss in NCAA regional; Horns face A&M in do-or-die game

Lindsey McLeod grew up across town from McCombs Field. It was the place to be for all local little girls who dreamed of playing softball. McLeod was a standout at Westlake High School and attended a couple of Texas Longhorn pitching camps. But she never received a recruiting call from … Read More