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Home run halts UT’s Big 12 softball winning streak

Kelsey McFarland hit a home run off Erica Wright that proved to be the game-winner as the Iowa State Cyclones defeated the Texas Longhorns 2-1 in a Big 12 softball contest at McCombs Field on Friday. The loss halted a three-game conference winning streak for the Longhorns (24-19, 3-7). Emma … Read More

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Diamond Dust: Texas, Randel Leahy finally found some offense in Lubbock

Randel Leahy showed a lot of promise as a freshman in 2015. A nagging lower back injury derailed her sophomore season, and the Norco, Calif. native has struggled to find her freshman form where she ranked among the top five in nearly every team offensive category. In 2015 she hit … Read More

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Longhorns softball defeats Texas Southern in shutout

The Texas Longhorns softball team had little trouble in defeating Texas Southern 5-0 in a contest at McCombs Field on Wednesday. The win makes it four in a row for Texas (24-18), which is coming off a sweep of Texas Tech over the weekend. Texas Southern fell to 17-14 with … Read More

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Big 12 applauds Texas freshman Kaitlyn Washington following breakout weekend

As one of the newest additions to Texas’ starting line-up, freshman outfielder Kaitlyn Washington has caught the Big 12’s attention. Washington was named the Big 12’s Player of the Week on Tuesday afternoon.  In last weekend’s three wins over Texas Tech, Washington hit .467 (7-for-15) with two runs … Read More

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Longhorns softball gets first Big 12 sweep of the season

The Longhorns softball team completed a three-game sweep of Texas Tech as they outmuscled the Red Raiders 11-3 on Saturday afternoon. Texas pounded out 17 hits, including five for extra bases, on the way to its first Big 12 sweep of the season. Kaitlyn Washington was 2 for 5 with … Read More

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Longhorns softball wins second in a row over Texas Tech

The Longhorns softball team had 13 hits on their way to defeating Texas Tech 9-5 in Lubbock to pick up their second Big 12 win in a row Friday afternoon. Kelli Hanzel was 2 for 4 with two runs scored, a home run and three RBIs to lead the Longhorns’ … Read More

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Texas softball plays 14 innings and picks up first Big 12 win

The Texas softball team matched its longest game in program history with a 14-inning, 4-1 win over Texas Tech in Lubbock Thursday night. The game lasted three hours and 31 minutes and was the first time the team had played 14 innings since March 1, 2002 when Cat Osterman pitched … Read More

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Diamond Dust: Why is Texas softball underachieving?

The 2017 season isn’t a rebuilding effort for Texas coach Connie Clark and her staff. Not even close. On paper, all the pieces of the puzzle were in place for the Longhorns. Clark returned eight starters. Yes, eight. There are 10 upperclassmen on a roster that boasts seven seniors,  including 2014 … Read More

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Knee injury takes Reagan Hathaway’s bat out of the Texas line-up

As it attempts to salvage its softball season, Texas was dealt another loss on Wednesday. Texas announced that sophomore outfielder Reagan Hathaway has been ruled out for the rest of the season with a knee injury. Hathaway tore the anterior cruciate ligament in her right knee when she collided with … Read More

Texas softball team falls to Oklahoma

The Texas softball team continued to be haunted by its one-run demons Friday afternoon against No. 11 Oklahoma. Shay Knighten hit the go-ahead RBI single in the sixth inning to give the Sooners a 3-2 win at McCombs Field. The Longhorns entered the Red River Showdown with a 4-8 record … Read More

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Diamond Dust: Can Texas softball shake off its awful history against ranked teams?

Texas’ softball team will try to avoid its worst start in Big 12 play since 2004 when it hosts 11th-ranked Oklahoma this weekend at McCombs Field. Unfortunately for the Longhorns, history isn’t on their side. Forget for a moment that Oklahoma (32-7, 3-0 Big 12) are 34-24 all-time against Texas. Read More

Texas softball falls to Texas State for the second time this season, 2-1

SAN MARCOS — Texas lost to Texas State for the second time this season Wednesday night, this time in extra innings on a walk-off single with the bases loaded in the bottom of the ninth, 2-1. Bobcats designated hitter Jaelyn Young hit the game-winning single to left field with the … Read More

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Texas softball falls in extra innings at Texas State

Jaelyn Young singled to left field, scoring Bailee Carter, to lift the Texas State Bobcats to a 2-1 win over the Texas softball team in nine innings Wednesday night in San Marcos. The Longhorns scored in the sixth inning to tie the game after trailing by a run, but that … Read More

Erica Wright tames the Cougars as Texas sweeps doubleheader

Erica Wright was in complete control Sunday afternoon. The sophomore used the finesse she had during her freshman season as the Huntington native tamed the Houston Cougars at the plate, going wire-to-wire in a 3-1 win over Houston in the first game of a doubleheader at McCombs field. The Longhorns … Read More

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Diamond Dust: Texas starts 0-3 in Big 12 softball for the second straight year

The Texas softball team was swept in a Big 12 series by Oklahoma State in Stillwater last weekend, the second straight year that the Longhorns have opened conference play 0-3. That’s only happened three times in the program’s 21-year history — 2004, 2016 and 2017. Back in 2004, Texas started … Read More

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Texas softball belts four homers in win over UTSA

Four Longhorns hit home runs as the Texas softball team defeated the UTSA Roadrunners 9-1 in five innings on Wednesday night in San Antonio. The win halts a three-game losing streak for the Longhorns. “It’s good to get back to the winning ways,” Texas head coach Connie Clark said. “We’ve … Read More

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Texas twice collapses on the road as Taylor Ellsworth ties a softball record

Texas’s dropped to 0-3 in Big 12 play as Oklahoma State rallied to a 10-9 extra-inning win on Sunday in Stillwater, Okla. Texas had two chances to close out this road test, but the Cowgirls (22-11, 3-0) overcame an 8-3 hole in the seventh inning and a 9-8 deficit in … Read More

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Texas softball falls despite one-hitter by Erica Wright

Erica Wright pitched a one-hitter for the Texas softball team, but that hit was enough to hand the Longhorns (17-13, 0-2 Big 12) a 2-1 defeat by Oklahoma State in Stillwater on Saturday. It was UT’s second Big 12 loss to open conference play. Madi Sue Montgomery’s two-run home run … Read More

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Longhorns drop Big 12 softball opener

Jessi Haffner hit a solo home run and Brandi Needham pitched a two-hitter as the Oklahoma State Cowgirls defeated the Texas Longhorns 1-0 in the Big 12 softball opener in Stillwater on Friday. Haffner’s home run in the bottom of the second inning was all the offense the Cowgirls (20-11, … Read More

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Diamond Dust: Big 12 preview

The Texas softball team returned from its California spring break trip with a 4-2 record, suffering losses to No. 10 UCLA and Cal State Fullerton, which also has a win against No. 14  Baylor. On Wednesday, the Longhorns (17-11) defeated McNeese State 4-0. Texas will open conference play this weekend in … Read More