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Top-ranked Oklahoma sweeps Texas, but ‘there’s a lot to learn from playing this team’

After surviving two close calls against Texas, Oklahoma left little doubt about who has the upper hand in the Red River Rivalry. The top-ranked Sooners blasted two home runs and closed out a sweep of the 11th-ranked Longhorns with a 9-2 win at McCombs Field on Saturday afternoon. The win … Read More

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Texas softball falls to OU on final play at the plate

Two runs scored in the top of the eighth inning put Oklahoma in position to beat the Texas softball team 4-3 at McCombs Field on Friday night. Texas (36-11, 7-5 Big 12) once again flirted with defeating the top team in the country but came up short on the final … Read More

Top-ranked Oklahoma upends No. 11 Texas to extend its Red River winning streak to 16 games

Doomed by a fifth-inning error, Texas dropped a 3-1 decision to Oklahoma in the opener of a three-game series at McCombs Field on Thursday evening. The loss was UT’s 16th straight to a Red River rival it last beat in 2014. Ranked 11th in the NFCA poll, Texas is now … Read More

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UT’s O’Leary in running for freshman honor

Texas pitcher Shea O’Leary is one of 25 candidates for the Schutt Sports/National Fastpitch Coaches Association Division I National Freshman of the Year award, it was announced Thursday. O’Leary is 12-1 and set a freshman record for UT, starting her career 11-0. She pitched a perfect game March 27 against … Read More

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Texas phenom Shea O’Leary considered ‘day-to-day’ for series with No. 1 Oklahoma

In a battle between two of the nation’s top pitching staffs, Texas may be fighting without one of its aces. Texas coach Mike White told reporters on Wednesday that freshman standout Shea O’Leary might miss the 11th-ranked Longhorns’ upcoming series against No. 1 Oklahoma. A right-handed pitcher, O’Leary is dealing … Read More

Batter Up: Janae Jefferson hitting all the right notes as No. 11 Texas hosts No. 1 Oklahoma

If you listen at McCombs Field this weekend, you’ll be able to hear Janae Jefferson’s softball story played out. Like her teammates, Texas’ sophomore second baseman is accompanied to every at-bat with songs of her choosing as she walks to the plate. The Longhorns will need Jefferson’s soundtrack played on … Read More

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Texas softball survives threat from Mavericks

Singles by Kaitlyn Slack and Janae Jefferson helped lift the Texas softball team to a 4-3 win over UT-Arlington on Tuesday in Arlington. Jefferson went 2-for-4 with the winning RBI while Slack drove in two runs to help Texas come back against the Mavericks. Brooke Bolinger got the start, but … Read More

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Texas-Oklahoma to draw a crowd during next week’s softball clash in Austin

Tickets to the next chapter of the Red River Rivalry may be tough to find. Texas has announced that all three games for next week’s softball series between UT and Oklahoma are sold out. McCombs Field has a capacity of 1,254. The attendance record for the 22-year-old … Read More

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Texas softball cruises to shutout win over Houston

The No. 11 Texas softball team allowed just three hits and cruised to a 5-0 win over Houston at McCombs Field on Wednesday night. Mary Iakopo went 3-for-3 with a home run, two runs scored and three RBIs to lead the offense. Lauren Burke went 2-for-3 with an RBI while … Read More

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Big 12 praises Texas’ Miranda Elish following two shutouts of Texas Tech

After shutting down one of the nation’s top offenses, Texas pitcher Miranda Elish was once again recognized by the Big 12. Elish was named the Big 12’s pitcher of the week on Tuesday. This is the second time in a three-week span that Elish has won this … Read More

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Tech takes walk-off win to even series with Texas softball team

An RBI single to left center field by Breanna Russell lifted the No. 15 Texas Tech Red Raiders to a 3-2 win over the No. 11 Texas softball team Saturday afternoon in Lubbock. The walk-off result tied the series which concludes Sunday at 1 p.m. in Lubbock. Erin Edmoundson earned … Read More

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Texas softball shuts out Tech on road in Top 25 matchup

Miranda Elish pitched a shutout as the No. 11 Texas softball team defeated No. 15 Texas Tech 2-0 in Lubbock on Friday afternoon. Elish (10-5) gave up five hits and struck out six batters in seven innings. She got the win over the Red Raiders’ Missy Zoch (12-4), a high … Read More

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Texas softball hits four homers in win over Texas State

A three-run home run by Mary Iakopo ended the game early as the Texas softball team defeated Texas State 10-0 in six innings at McCombs Field on Wednesday night. Iakopo led the offensive attack for a Texas team that produced four home runs on the night. Iakopo had two of … Read More

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Oklahoma State takes series against Texas with run-rule win

Samantha Clakley pitched a shutout as the Oklahoma State Cowgirls defeated the Texas softball team 8-0 in five innings in Stillwater on Saturday. Shea O’Leary (11-1) suffered the first loss of her UT career after allowing three runs on two hits in 1 1/3 innings. Clakley (6-3) dominated in the … Read More

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Texas softball takes tough-luck loss against Oklahoma State

Despite holding the Oklahoma State Cowgirls to just two hits, the Texas softball team fell 1-0 in Stillwater on Friday. Two errors in the final inning proved costly for Texas. Samantha Show improved to 11-3 as she shut out the Longhorns, allowing four hits in a complete game. Miranda Elish … Read More

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Shea O’Leary remains perfect after throwing a perfect game against Baylor

On Wednesday, Texas pitcher Shea O’Leary accomplished something that Texas fans hadn’t seen since Cat Osterman’s freshman year. During a midweek trip to Waco, O’Leary tossed a perfect game in UT’s 2-0 win at Baylor’s Getterman Stadium. The perfect game is the first for Texas since four Longhorns combined to shut … Read More

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Texas ace Miranda Elish recognized twice for her no-hit effort against Iowa State

Over the past few days, Texas junior Miranda Elish has accomplished a lot of firsts. First no-hitter as a Longhorn? Check. First grand slam as a Longhorn? Check. First awards as a Longhorn? Check and check. On Tuesday, Elish was honored as both the Big 12 and NFCA’s pitcher of … Read More

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Texas sweeps Big 12 opener as Kaitlyn Washington continues to succeed against Iowa State

With a 7-2 win at McCombs Field on Sunday, Texas completed a sweep of Iowa State and remained perfect in Big 12 play. Texas collected 10 hits, one of which a two-run home run by junior outfielder Kaitlyn Washington that gave UT a 2-0 lead. The homer was the … Read More

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Texas softball defeats Iowa State to make freshman 10-0

Shealyn O’Leary had another great day in the circle as the Texas softball team defeated Iowa State 6-1 at McCombs Field on Saturday afternoon. O’Leary moved to 10-0, a new high mark for a freshman to start her career at Texas. She gave up one run on five hits in … Read More

‘It’s a pitchers’ field for sure’: Hitting homers at McCombs Field a tall task for Texas and its guests

Ahead of the 2018 softball season, a new advertisement appeared by the outfield scoreboard at McCombs Field. The Taco Shack target promised free tacos — at least a coupon for one — should a Longhorn hit a home run off the large sign. Alas, McCombs Field patrons have gone home hungry most … Read More