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Texas softball earns fourth run-rule win in five games

The Texas softball team got on the scoreboard early and finished strong in a 10-0 win over California in five innings at the St. Pete/Clearwater Elite Invitational in Clearwater, Fla. Thursday. The win makes the No. 11 Longhorns 5-0 with four run-rule victories as they’ve scored at least seven runs … Read More

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Texas catcher Taylor Ellsworth to miss time with a hand injury

UT junior Taylor Ellsworth is considered “week-to-week” after needing surgery for an injury she sustained in last weekend’s Texas Classic. In a statement, Texas said that Ellsworth was having a “minor surgery” performed on Thursday. The injury to Ellsworth’s left hand leaves sophomore Mary Iakopo as the only catcher on … Read More

Ranked foes await Texas softball, which has ‘to be confident that we can play with the best’

When he was hired away from Oregon last June, Mike White probably didn’t think he’d need to leave Austin to find warm weather to play softball. But as Texas opened its season with four wins at home this past weekend, the Longhorns played one triple-header in 30-degree conditions and had two … Read More

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Softball team 4-0 after routing Boston College

The Texas softball team capped a dominant performance in the season-opening Texas Classic with a 9-1 victory over Boston College on Sunday afternoon at McCombs Field. The 16th-ranked Longhorns have rolled to a 4-0 record under new coach Mike White, with three run-rule victories. Texas outscored its opponents 32-3 in … Read More

Strong pitching and plenty of hits get Texas off and running under new coach Mike White

Over the course of a long workday on Saturday, UT’s softball team swung often, attacked the bases and befuddled opposing batters. Texas fans, meet coach Mike White. The Longhorns opened the Mike White era with three victories on a chilly day at McCombs Field. They mercy-ruled both Boston College and … Read More

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Weather pushes the start of Texas’ softball season back to Saturday

Mother Nature threw the first curveball of Mike White’s tenure at Texas. Two lengthy weather delays pushed back the start of UT’s 2019 softball season on Friday. Texas was set to host both Northwestern State and Boston College in the third and fourth games of a … Read More

With expectations raised, Texas softball is ready to open a new era (and season)

Texas junior Kaitlyn Washington knows what it’s like to play postseason softball at McCombs Field. While playing for Humble Atascocita High in 2016, Washington traveled to Austin for the state tournament being held at UT’s home stadium. Longhorns teammates Janna Roberts (Pearland) and McKenzie Parker (Willis) also played state tournament … Read More

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Sweet Sixteen: Texas returns to softball’s national spotlight ahead of newcomers’ debut

On Tuesday, Texas’ softball team was ranked 16th in the preseason polls compiled by both the NFCA Coaches and USA Softball. It has been a while since UT opened a season with similar expectations. Texas last made an appearance in the USA Today/NFCA Coaches preseason poll in 2014.  Ahead of the 2015 … Read More

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American-Statesman Staff

Bohls: Cat not slowing down, aims at Olympics

Cat Osterman had a few words of advice for fellow Texas Longhorn great Huston Street. Retirement, she said, is not all it’s cracked up to be. One legend to another, the softball icon told the baseball star as much in front of 900 people at a terrific RBI Austin banquet … Read More

Defensive versatility could put Texas’ Longhorns in a position to improve on offense

Following a practice that was open to the public on Monday afternoon, players and coaches from the Texas softball team were asked to speak to the fans and share a fun fact about themselves. Sophomore infielder Janae Jefferson, for example, told those in attendance that she dislikes chocolate cake. Lauren … Read More

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Big 12 coaches set a high bar for Texas ahead of the 2019 softball season

With the countdown to the start of the 2019 softball season underway, the Big 12’s coaches are seeing silver in Texas’ future. Texas was ranked second in the Big 12’s preseason poll on Thursday. The Longhorns trailed only Oklahoma, which has won the conference’s last seven regular-season championships, in a … Read More

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Comeback continues for Cat Osterman as ex-Longhorn star makes Team USA’s cut

Cat Osterman, the former standout at the University of Texas and two-time Olympian, has earned a spot on the  2019 USA Softball Women’s National Team. USA Softball announced its 18-athlete roster on Monday, and Osterman was one of four pitchers that made the cut. USA Softball’s team trials … Read More

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Following Mary Iakopo’s transfer, Texas adds a fourth Duck to its softball team’s depth chart

This offseason, the Texas softball program has proven that birds of a feather do indeed flock together. Oregon catcher Mary Iakopo announced on Friday that she will transfer to Texas. The news was confirmed a day later by UT’s softball team. Texas expects Iakopo to be eligible for this upcoming season, … Read More

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Quack Attack: Texas adds another transfer from Oregon ahead of 2019 softball season

Texas announced on Tuesday that junior outfielder Shannon Rhodes will join its softball program in time for the 2019 season. Texas expects Rhodes to be eligible this spring. A Fort Worth native, Rhodes is transferring to UT after playing the last two seasons at Oregon. Texas coach Mike White … Read More

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Opting for a different shade of orange, ex-Sam Houston State recruit signs with Texas

On Friday, Texas announced that it had added right-handed pitcher Courtney Day to its 2019 recruiting class. Day attends Pearland Dawson High. Previously a Sam Houston State commit, Day joins a quartet of prep players signed by the Longhorns on Wednesday. SIGNED!! Right-handed … Read More

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With an assist from UT’s former softball coach, Mike White completes his first signing day at Texas

On Wednesday, the Texas softball team celebrated Signing Day by adding four in-state recruits to its program. Three of UT’s four signees became Texas pledges after Mike White was hired to lead the team this summer. In fact, Birdville pitcher Grace Green originally gave a verbal commitment to … Read More

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Oklahoma and Arizona State among the notable names on Texas’ 2019 softball schedule

Texas released the dates for the 56 games on its 2019 softball schedule on Tuesday. The times and broadcast information for those games will be announced later. The Longhorns will host Northwestern State and Boston College on Feb. 8, 2019. Those contests will serve as former Oregon coach Mike White’s … Read More

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Texas softball team ends fall season perfect

The Texas softball team finished up the fall season perfect as they defeated Texas State 5-0 at McCombs Field Friday night. The Longhorns end their first fall season with new head coach Mike White at 7-0. Three Longhorns pitchers combined to shutout the Bobcats, allowing just four hits on the … Read More

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Texas softball team sweeps doubleheader in fall ball action

The Texas softball team swept a fall ball doubleheader Wednesday, defeating Galveston College 6-0 before topping Temple College 5-3. Taylor Ellsworth went 4 for 6 on the day, driving in four runs to lead the offense. Tuesday DerMargosian went 4 for 5 with two walks and two steals. Kaitlyn Washington … Read More

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Longhorns top alumni in softball 9-7

The current Texas softball team had the edge in the alumni game Sunday, building a 9-0 lead before settling for a 9-7 victory. Senior Brooke Bolinger pitched four innings of no-hit ball and struck out eight. Janae Jefferson, a sophomore second baseman, went 2-for-3, scored three runs and stole a … Read More