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Texas sweeps Big 12 opener as Kaitlyn Washington continues to succeed against Iowa State

With a 7-2 win at McCombs Field on Sunday, Texas completed a sweep of Iowa State and remained perfect in Big 12 play. Texas collected 10 hits, one of which a two-run home run by junior outfielder Kaitlyn Washington that gave UT a 2-0 lead. The homer was the … Read More

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Texas softball defeats Iowa State to make freshman 10-0

Shealyn O’Leary had another great day in the circle as the Texas softball team defeated Iowa State 6-1 at McCombs Field on Saturday afternoon. O’Leary moved to 10-0, a new high mark for a freshman to start her career at Texas. She gave up one run on five hits in … Read More

‘It’s a pitchers’ field for sure’: Hitting homers at McCombs Field a tall task for Texas and its guests

Ahead of the 2018 softball season, a new advertisement appeared by the outfield scoreboard at McCombs Field. The Taco Shack target promised free tacos — at least a coupon for one — should a Longhorn hit a home run off the large sign. Alas, McCombs Field patrons have gone home hungry most … Read More

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Elish has big game for Longhorns softball team in run-rule win

Miranda Elish did it all for the Longhorns softball team, pitching a five-inning no-hitter and driving in five runs as Texas defeated Iowa State 11-0 in a run-rule win at McCombs Field on Friday. Elish went 2-for-4 with a grand slam and a run scored in Texas’ Big 12 opener. Read More

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Shealyn O’Leary honored by Big 12

Shealyn O’Leary earned the honor of Big 12 co-pitcher of the week, the league announced Tuesday. O’Leary won two games over the weekend, posting an ERA of 0.00. She struck out 10 batters in 12 innings during wins against BYU and No. 5 Tennessee. Texas opened the Tennessee Invitational with … Read More

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Texas softball shuts out BYU at Tennessee Invitational

The Texas softball team needed just three runs to secure a shutout win over BYU at the Tennessee Invitational in Knoxville on Saturday. After scoring 19 runs over their first two games of the invitational, Texas (24-6) relied on timely hitting and solid pitching to claim the 3-0 win. Brooke … Read More

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Longhorns softball team splits two at Tennessee Invitational

The No. 11 Longhorns softball team split its first two games at the Tennessee Invitational, defeating BYU 14-0 before falling 9-5 to Tennessee on Friday in Knoxville. A late rally came up short for Texas as it scored three runs in the seventh against the Vols. Despite hitting four home … Read More

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Texas softball cruises to win over A&M-Corpus Christi

The Texas softball team had another strong day, belting out nine hits on the way to a 7-1 win over Texas A&M-Corpus Christi at McCombs Field on Wednesday. Miranda Elish (6-3) earned the win as she didn’t allow a hit through four innings. She struck out eight, walked two and … Read More

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Texas softball team collects two wins Saturday

The Texas softball team took two wins Saturday to bounce back from a late loss Friday, topping Texas Southern 6-2 and Minnesota 5-3 on the second day of the Longhorn Invitational at McCombs Field. In the first win, Shealyn O’Leary continued to make UT history. In the second victory, Texas … Read More

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Texas softball splits two games to open Longhorn Invitational

The Texas Longhorns softball team split a pair of games to open the Longhorn Invitational at McCombs Field on Friday. Texas took an 8-0, run-rule win over Texas Southern before falling to Minnesota 4-1 in its second game. A three-run seventh inning by the Gophers (13-6) was enough to halt … Read More

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Shealyn O’Leary throws no-hitter, makes UT softball history

Shealyn O’Leary made UT softball history as she threw a no-hitter to help Texas defeat Longwood 9-1 in five innings and sweep the Lancers on Wednesday at McCombs Field. The win makes O’Leary the only freshman to ever start her career at UT with a 6-0 record. She did it … Read More

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Texas maintains its top-ten rankings on the softball field ahead of a busy week at home

Despite a weekend-ending stumble, Texas is still being counted among the nation’s best softball teams. This week, Texas held onto its ninth-place designation in the NFCA softball poll. The Longhorns also had top-ten ties to the most-recent releases of the Softball America and ESPN/USA Softball rankings. Read More

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Longhorns softball splits two games at Sun Devil Classic

The Longhorns softball team had a mixed bag of results Saturday at the Sun Devil Classic in Tempe, Ariz., going 1-1 as they defeated Princeton 15-2 in five innings before losing to Wisconsin 3-1 in nine frames. Texas (16-2) extended its winning streak to 10 before falling to Wisconsin. The … Read More

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Longhorns softball makes it nine straight wins at Sun Devil Classic

The Longhorns softball team made it nine wins in a row with an 11-4 victory over No. 15 Arizona State at the Sun Devil Classic in Tempe, Ariz., on Friday. Miranda Elish improved to 5-0 and the No. 9 Longhorns (15-1) pounded out 14 hits in the process. Elish also … Read More

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Texas softball opens Sun Devil Classic with eighth straight win

The No. 9 Texas softball team used a four-run third inning to pick up its eighth straight win, defeating Wisconsin 5-1 at the Sun Devil Classic in Tempe, Ariz., on Friday. Bekah Alcozer and Miranda Elish each doubled and homered on the way to moving the Longhorns to 14-1 on … Read More

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Longhorns softball team takes another run-rule win over Houston Baptist

A pair of home runs by Reagan Hathaway and Mary Iakopo and a triple by Ki’Audra Hayter powered the Longhorns softball team to a six-run fifth inning and an 8-0 run-rule win over Houston Baptist at McCombs Field on Wednesday. The win is the seventh straight for the No. 9 … Read More

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Welcome to Texas: Sensational start leaves UT freshman Shea O’Leary knocking on history’s door

Unlike in the sport of baseball, the Big 12 does not give out a weekly award to its top newcomers in softball. If it did, Texas may have had a perfect candidate for this past week. Texas freshman Shea O’Leary earned three victories this past weekend. She … Read More

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Longhorns win twice on second day of Texas Invitational

The Longhorns made it four wins in four games at the Texas Invitational, beating Mississippi 3-2 and Tulsa 2-0 Saturday. Shealyn O’Leary and Miranda Elish combined to shut out the Golden Hurricane, allowing four hits. O’Leary picked up the win, allowing two hits through five innings to improve to 5-0. Read More

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Longhorns softball squad opens Texas Invitational with pair of run-rule wins

The Longhorns softball team picked up two wins to open their play in the Texas Invitational at McCombs Field Friday. They topped Tulsa 9-1 in six innings after beating Sam Houston State 9-1 in five. Both wins came via the run rule. Both games started with the opposing teams taking … Read More

Duck Tales: An Oregon-infused quartet is turning the page for Texas softball

If you had asked Lauren Burke what her go-to breakfast was a few weeks ago, she would’ve given you eggs or avocado toast as her answer. Then someone introduced her to breakfast tacos. Now the Oregon native is hooked. Stuff a tortilla with sausage, cheese and eggs and set aside … Read More