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After a 10-0 start for the 2020 softball season, Texas earns its first top-5 ranking since 2013

Within reach of its best-ever start to a softball season, Texas has earned an honor that had eluded the Longhorns for nearly seven years. Texas has been ranked fourth in the NFCA’s softball poll this week. The Longhorns opened the year as the NFCA poll’s sixth-ranked … Read More

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Texas softball stays undefeated with win over Mississippi

The Texas softball team played twice on Saturday, but only their 4-1 win against Mississippi counted at the Puerto Vallarta College Challenge in Mexico on Saturday. The Longhorns took on the Mexican Olympic team in an exhibition before the late game. Miranda Elish didn’t allow a hit until the fourth … Read More

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Texas softball team takes wins by walk-off and run-rule at Puerto Vallarta College Challenge

The Texas softball team had a walk-off win and a run-rule victory at the Puerto Vallarta College Challenge in Mexico on Friday. The Longhorns trailed by a pair of runs heading into the bottom of the final inning before two homers and a walk-off double kept them undefeated with a … Read More

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No run rule, but Texas softball wins

A three-run fourth inning helped the No. 6 Texas softball team take a 4-0 win over California Baptist at the Puerto Vallarta College Challenge in Mexico on Thursday. Unlike the Longhorns’ first six wins, all run-rule victories, this one against the Lancers took seven innings. Courtney Day recorded the shutout, … Read More

After Texas’ hot start, ex-baseball coach Steve Singleton sure seems like a slam-dunk softball hire

After she hit the first home run of Texas’ softball season last Thursday, Reagan Hathaway was handed a miniature basketball by hitting coach Steve Singleton. He pointed to a small hoop that had been set up in the Longhorns’ dugout. So Hathaway celebrated her slam with a slam. The senior … Read More

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Texas senior Miranda Elish among the first honorees of the Big 12’s 2020 softball season

On Tuesday, the Big 12 acknowledged the breakout beginning of Miranda Elish’s senior season with its player of the week award. This is the first time that Elish has been the Big 12’s player of the week. She also won the NFCA’s weekly player award on Tuesday. Last season, Elish … Read More

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No. 6 Texas closes out a successful first weekend with another run-ruled rout

Miranda Elish went deep again on Sunday, and a blowout win at home helped No. 6 Texas continue its scorching start to the 2020 softball season. The 18-2 win over Texas A&M-Corpus Christi at McCombs Field was UT’s sixth of the season’s opening week. The Longhorns … Read More

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Texas softball team makes it five run-rule wins in a row

The No. 6 Texas softball team made history with five straight run-rule wins to open the season, topping Wichita State 9-1 in five innings on Saturday at the Texas Classic. Texas fans also set an attendance record at McCombs Field as 1,260 were in attendance. The old record was 1,251, … Read More

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Longhorns softball team adds another run-rule win

The Texas Longhorns softball team made it three straight run-rule wins at the Texas Classic with a 12-0 win in five innings over Lamar on Friday. Ariana Adams took the win, giving up one hit and striking out four in four innings. Courtney Day drove in three runs and homered. Read More

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Longhorns softball team takes another run-rule win at Texas Classic

Shea O’Leary pitched a one-hit shutout as the Longhorns poured on 17 runs in a 17-0 run-rule win over Maryland at the Texas Classic on Thursday night. It took just five innings for the Longhorns to take the win as they scored 11 runs in the bottom of the fourth. Read More

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Texas softball wins opener for 24th straight season

The No. 6 Texas softball team opened the Texas Classic with a 10-2 win over the Wichita State Shockers in six innings at McCombs Field on Thursday. It‘s the Longhorns’ 24th consecutive season-opening win, and their third run-rule win in four years to open the season. Wearing a protective mask … Read More

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Black History Month at Texas: Lindsey Stephens

Throughout Black History Month, the American-Statesman will take a daily look at the black athletes who have had a lasting impact in Texas’ athletic department. Today, we are writing about softball player Lindsey Stephens. Despite being only 5-5, Stephens stood tall in UT’s lineup from 2013-16. In the Texas record … Read More

Texas opens its softball season with a No. 6 ranking and a College World Series goal

Fans should notice a few changes around McCombs Field when Texas opens its softball season on Thursday. The installation of a new 24-by-42 feet wide videoboard has been completed. The ongoing construction of the program’s player development facility will cause some chaos and confusion, and because of the construction, the … Read More

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Golden: Cat’s jersey retirement a nostalgic reminder of how good things used to be at Texas

Will the next Cat Osterman please stand up? How about the next Vince Young? Surely there’s another Jamie Carey or Kevin Durant out there. Texas athletics is still the money-printing machine it’s been for the past three decades, but its national allure isn’t close to where it was in the … Read More

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On Second Thought Ep 165: Brian Davis on the Shaka Watch; Texas legend Cat Osterman on her number retirement

In Episode 165 of the On Second Thought podcast, Longhorns beat writer Brian Davis breaks down the Texas meltdown at West Virginia and if coach Shaka Smart is going to survive after this season. Also, Longhorn softball legend Cat Osterman discusses her No. 8 being retired and her next foray … Read More

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Texas to officially retire Cat Osterman’s No. 8 jersey

Nearly 19 years ago, Cat Osterman was asked about the possibility of having her jersey retired by Texas’ softball program. “If they did, that’d be cool,” the then-senior pitcher told the American-Statesman. On Tuesday, Texas made the “cool” announcement that its softball team will finally retire Osterman’s jersey. The No. Read More

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Texas picked to finish second in the Big 12 during the 2020 softball season

With 28 days to go before its softball season’s first pitch, Texas was voted into the second slot of the Big 12’s preseason poll. As expected, Oklahoma topped the preseason prognostications on Thursday. The Sooners have won the conference’s last eight regular-season titles. Oklahoma coach Patty Gasso gave her first-place … Read More

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With a future in aerospace engineering calling, Janna Roberts steps away from UT’s softball team

Texas infielder Janna Roberts has hung up her cleats, a team spokesperson confirmed on Wednesday. Roberts has decided to focus on her academics instead of athletics. A sophomore, Roberts is studying aerospace engineering at Texas. As a freshman, Roberts came off the bench in 14 games during the 2019 season. Read More

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With a half-dozen seniors on its roster, Texas lands signatures from six softball recruits

When it came to recruiting this week, the Texas softball team did some basic math. Texas announced on Thursday that it had signed six players. The Longhorns added New Boston infielder Carlee Ratcliff, George Ranch catcher Jayden “JJ” Smith, Abilene infielder Alyssa Washington, Jacksonville first baseman Jordyn Whitaker to its … Read More

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Tough tests on Texas’ 2020 softball schedule include Big 12 rivals, NCAA’s defending champion

To be the best, Texas is going to have to beat the best. Ten games against five teams that qualified for last year’s Women’s College World Series are among the highlights of UT’s 2020 softball schedule, which was released by the school on Wednesday. UCLA, the NCAA’s defending champion, is … Read More