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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

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Texas softball routs Kansas to open Big 12 play

The Texas softball team jumped out to a big lead and cruised to a 10-2, run-rule win over Kansas to open Big 12 play at McCombs Field on Friday. Bekah Alcozer had a home run, four RBIs and scored two runs while Kaitlyn Slack and Ki’Audra Hayter each drove in … Read More

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Longhorns softball upsets No. 25 Texas State

Paige von Sprecken allowed just three hits and struck out seven for the Longhorns softball team on the way to a 3-0 win over the No. 25 Texas State Bobcats at McCombs Field on Wednesday night. The senior pitcher for Texas gave up five walks but still managed to pick … Read More

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Texas suffers 1-0 loss to Georgetown in Charleston tournament finale

Junior Brooke Bolinger tied a career high with 10 strikeouts, but Georgetown scored the only run of the game in the top of the seventh inning and held on to defeat Texas 1-0 Sunday in the final game of the Charleston Invitational. Georgetown’s Noelle Holiday hit a single to left … Read More

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Longhorns softball team picks up two wins at tournament

The Longhorns softball team bounced back from an opening loss at the College of Charleston tournament by taking two wins over Jacksonville State and the host school. The Longhorns defeated Jacksonville State 4-2 early Saturday before topping the College of Charleston 1-0. Paige von Sprecken (4-5) led the Longhorns in … Read More

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Texas softball drops College of Charleston tournament opener

A day after head coach Connie Clark earned her 850th career win, the Texas softball team traveled to Charleston, South Carolina, to compete in the College of Charleston tournament. They opened with a 5-1 loss to Eastern Illinois Friday. Starting pitcher Jessica Wireman allowed just one run to lead the … Read More

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Connie Clark wins 850th game as head coach at UT

Paige von Sprecken’s fifth-inning home run helped the Texas softball team defeat Coastal Carolina 5-3 and give Connie Clark her 850th career win in Conway, S.C. on Thursday. All of Clark’s wins have come in her 22 years as the head coach of the Longhorns. “Most important about tonight was … Read More

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Longhorns softball team takes tough loss at South Carolina

The Texas Longhorns softball team nearly scored a big upset on Tuesday, but the No. 17 South Carolina Gamecocks came away with a 1-0 win in eight innings in Columbia. Krystan White provided the only offense the Gamecocks (22-3) needed when she hit a home run in the bottom of … Read More

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Erica Wright to wrap up collegiate career at the end of Texas’ 2018 softball season

Texas softball player Erica Wright has joined the athletic department’s Class of 2018. Texas announced on Friday that Wright will leave softball behind at the end of this season. As a redshirt junior, Wright was eligible to play in 2019. Instead of playing softball, Wright will pursue internship opportunities after … Read More

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Longhorns softball wins a close one on the road against UTSA

Brooke Bolinger pitched a one-hit, complete game shutout to help lift the Longhorns softball team to a 1-0 win over UTSA on the road in San Antonio on Wednesday. Bolinger (4-2) struck out 10 batters, a career high, and walked just one to pick up the win. She had a … Read More

No. 9 Arizona smacks Texas 10-2 to close series

Connie Clark knew the schedule would be tough. There’s no break, easy game or time to catch a breath. The Texas softball coach has watched her team undergo a grueling schedule to start the season: 13 of Texas’ first 18 games this season have come against teams ranked in the top … Read More

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Texas softball gets first win over top 10 team since 2015

The Texas softball team got off to a quick start and held off ninth-ranked Arizona for a 3-1 victory Saturday afternoon at McCombs Field. The Longhorns (8-9) picked up their first win over a top 10 team for the first time since defeating then-No. 8 Georgia on Feb. 19, 2015. Read More

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Arizona tops Texas softball team in series opener

The Texas softball team managed just two hits as it fell to the No. 9 Arizona Wildcats 2-0 at McCombs Field on Friday night. Taylor McQuillin hardly faced a threat from the Texas batters as she picked up the win in the circle. She struck out seven on the way … Read More

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Texas softball team beats Islanders in run-rule victory

Texas softball pitchers held the Texas A&M-Corpus Christi Islanders to just two hits in five innings on the way to an 8-0 run-rule win at McCombs Field on Wednesday night. Paige von Sprecken drove in two runs while Bekah Alcozer went 2-for-2 with two doubles and two RBIs. Erica Wright … Read More

Texas to use Brooke Bolinger’s left hand and ‘mean streak’ as assets as Arizona comes to town

Brooke Bolinger didn’t always enjoy being left-handed. The junior pitcher recently told her Texas teammates about a time when she was the only left-hander on her softball team. That kind of adversity was more than a 5-year-old was willing to handle. So Bolinger would cry to her father about her … Read More

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Softball drops Texas Invitational finale to No. 20 Michigan

The Texas softball team wrapped up the Texas Invitational with a 4-0 loss to No. 20 Michigan Sunday afternoon at McCombs Field. The Longhorns (6-8) went 2-3 over the weekend with wins over the Wolverines on Friday and Virginia Tech on Saturday. Texsa could only string together four hits against … Read More

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Texas softball beats Virginia Tech, falls to Ohio State at Texas Invitational

Emily Clark hit a two-out grand slam in the seventh inning as the No. 21 Ohio State Buckeyes rallied past the Texas softball team to win 8-5 at the Texas Invitational on Saturday. Texas split its two games on the day, defeating Virginia Tech 3-2 in the earlier contest. Lilli … Read More