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Texas softball splits doubleheader with Oklahoma State

The Texas softball team opened Friday’s doubleheader with a 3-0 win over Oklahoma State before falling 3-1 in the second game at McCombs Field. The split moved the Longhorns’ record to 10-2 in the Big 12. Brooke Bolinger pitched a shutout and struck out 11 to earn the win in … Read More

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List of nation’s top freshmen includes Texas’ Janae Jefferson and Oklahoma’s Jocelyn Alo

Texas fans are not the only ones who have noticed Janae Jefferson’s debut season on the 40 Acres. Jefferson is one of 25 candidates for the National Fastpitch Coaches Association’s Division I National Freshman of the Year award. Jefferson and Oklahoma slugger Jocelyn Alo are the only … Read More

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Due to weather threat, Texas to play Oklahoma State twice on Friday

Ahead of this weekend’s series against Oklahoma State, Texas is eyeing its scouting reports and weather radar. Due to the threat of inclement weather, UT has rescheduled a game it was set to play on Saturday afternoon. Texas and Oklahoma State will now play a double-header on Friday. The Big … Read More

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Texas softball team falls for first time in Big 12

The Texas softball team finally fell in Big 12 action as Baylor won in a 3-0 shutout at McCombs Field on Tuesday. Gia Rodoni went the distance for Baylor, allowing just three hits while striking out eight. Paige von Sprecken took the loss, allowing three runs on eight hits. “It’s … Read More

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Undefeated yet untested, Texas faces critical slate of conference games this week at McCombs Field

This week, Texas did not receive a single vote in the USA Today/NFCA Coaches poll. The Longhorns, though, will get a chance to sway some voters over the next six days. Texas will host Baylor on Tuesday afternoon before welcoming Oklahoma State to Austin for a three-game series this weekend. Read More

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Texas softball completes third straight Big 12 series sweep

The Texas Longhorns rallied Sunday afternoon to defeat Texas Tech 6-2 at McCombs Field to conclude their third straight Big 12 sweep. The Red Raiders (21-22,  1-11 Big 12) jumped out to a 2-0 lead after 2 1/2 innings, but the Longhorns answered in the bottom half of the inning … Read More

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Longhorns softball wins series over Texas Tech

The Longhorns softball team won 3-0 on Saturday to clinch the series against Texas Tech at McCombs Field. Paige von Sprecken pitched a shutout, allowing just two hits and striking out seven for her 10th win of the year. The win makes Texas 8-0 in Big 12 action for the … Read More

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Texas softball wins series opener with Texas Tech

The Texas softball team has yet to drop a conference game, defeating Texas Tech 5-2 on Friday night at McCombs Field. Brooke Bolinger picked up the win, allowing two runs on five hits in a complete-game performance. She struck out eight and walked four. Kaitlyn Washington went 1-for-3 with a … Read More

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Longhorns softball falls to Texas State in San Marcos

SAN MARCOS –The Texas Longhorns softball team (23-15, 6-0 in the Big 12) lost in San Marcos to No. 24 Texas State (30-8) for the third consecutive year. The game went into extra innings last season but a score by the Bobcats in the bottom of the sixth lifted them … Read More

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UT softball team blanks Samford in series finale

Taylor Ellsworth and Paige von Sprecken hit home runs and Brooke Bolinger and Erica Wright combined on a shutout as Texas beat Samford 4-0 Sunday at McCombs Field to complete a three-game sweep. The Longhorns improved to 23-14, and the Bulldogs fell to 12-29. Bolinger (9-5) got the victory in … Read More

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Texas softball sweeps Samford in doubleheader

The Texas softball team recorded a sweep of Samford, 15-2 and 1-0, in a doubleheader at McCombs Field on Saturday afternoon. The Longhorns (22-14) notched a season-highs in runs and hits (14) in the first game, a five-inning, run-rule victory, before a stellar performance by Paige von Sprecken in the … Read More

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Texas softball outlasts UTSA in pitchers’ duel

The Texas softball team avoided the start of a losing streak Wednesday night, defeating UT-San Antonio 1-0 to get back in the win column at McCombs Field. A day after dropping a 3-1 contest to Houston on the road, the Longhorns (20-14) returned to Austin and did just enough to … Read More

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Texas softball winning streak ends at seven

A three-run home run by Kelli Montgomery was all the offense Houston needed to defeat the Texas softball squad 3-1 in Houston on Tuesday night. The Longhorns (19-14) managed just four hits in their first loss since March 18. Their seven-game winning streak ended, but their six-game Big 12 winning … Read More

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Three home runs power Texas’ Kaitlyn Washington past the field as Big 12 hands out weekly awards

After swinging a big bat, Texas sophomore Kaitlyn Washington has earned a big award. On Monday, Washington was named the Big 12’s Player of the Week for the second time in her career. UT’s left fielder was recognized one week after teammate Brooke Bolinger … Read More

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Longhorns softball completes sweep of Iowa State

The Longhorns softball team won 8-0 and 11-4 Friday to sweep host Iowa State and improve to 6-0 in the Big 12 for the first time since 2013. Bekah Alcozer and MK Tedder each homered in the first game to lift Texas (19-13, 6-0) to a run-rule win that went … Read More

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Texas softball improves to 4-0 in Big 12

The Texas softball team jumped out to an early lead and held on to defeat Iowa State 8-5 in the series opener in Ames on Thursday. The win makes it four straight to start the Big 12 season for Texas for the first time since 2013. Taylor Ellsworth went 2-for-3 … Read More

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Rain forces cancellation of Texas softball game

Persistent rain caused the cancellation of a Texas softball game against Stephen F. Austin at McCombs Field on Tuesday night. Texas is back in action on Thursday as it begins a three-game Big 12 series with Iowa State. Thursday’s game starts at 4 p.m. in Ames, Iowa with radio coverage … Read More

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After beating Kansas twice, Brooke Bolinger picks up Texas’ first Big 12 award

For the first time this season, one of the Big 12’s top softball players is a Longhorn. Texas junior Brooke Bolinger was named the Big 12’s pitcher of the week on Monday. Bolinger beat Kansas twice over the weekend, and she allowed four hits and no runs over 9 1/3 … Read More

Despite arthritic diagnosis, Kaitlyn Washington keeps living her dream in Texas’ outfield

Kaitlyn Washington is aware that one day she may end up in a wheelchair. Texas’ sophomore outfielder has other things to focus on right now, though. Like the 60 feet between home plate and first base. Or the space that the converted first baseman needs to cover running down a … Read More

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Texas softball takes opening Big 12 series over Kansas

The Texas softball team won their first Big 12 series of the season with a 5-2 victory over Kansas on Saturday at McCombs Field. Seven Longhorns had hits and Paige von Sprecken (6-5) picked up her sixth win in the circle. MK Tedder, Bekah Alcozer, Malory Schattle and Kaitlyn Slack … Read More