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Following a loss to Alabama in the super regionals, Texas must rally again in the NCAA tournament

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. — Last week, Texas dropped the first game of its softball regional and had to win four straight games out of the loser’s bracket. Thursday night, the Longhorns fell 3-0 to Alabama in the first game of their super regional and will again have to … Read More

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The Final Pitch: Alabama 3, Texas 0

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. — Thanks to a big swing and a solid pitching performance on Thursday night, Alabama has backed Texas’ softball season into a corner. Both teams went without a baserunner over the evening’s first two innings, but Merris Schroder broke a scoreless tie with a two-run homer in the third … Read More

Once an Alabama fan, now a Longhorn, Texas outfielder Tedder heads home for super regionals

When the Longhorns arrive at Rhoads Stadium in Tuscaloosa on Thursday for the first game of the Alabama super regional, they’ll head to the visitor’s dugout. Twenty-one of the 22 players on Texas’ roster won’t think twice about the home-away designation. Then there’s the case of MK … Read More

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Texas and Alabama’s super regional to start on Thursday

UPDATE (Tuesday at 4 p.m.): The NCAA has again updated Texas and Alabama’s schedule and TV designations. Those changes are reflected below. Back in the super regionals for the first time since 2013, Texas will be Alabama’s guest when the NCAA tournament resumes later this week. The super regionals use … Read More

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Ten years after Austin Wood, Texas’ Miranda Elish completes her own regional marathon

Miranda Elish spent much of her weekend in the pitching circle at McCombs Field. Elish pitched for Texas over its final 30 innings at the regional it was hosting. After entering the circle in the last inning of UT’s tournament-opening loss to Sam Houston State, Elish started four times and threw … Read More

Sunday sweep of Houston propels Texas to its first super regional in six seasons

Miranda Elish’s arm, Kaitlyn Washington’s bat and the Texas Longhorns are all heading to Alabama. Washington jump-started UT’s offense and Elish closed out a long weekend with a shutout of Houston in a winner-takes-all regional game at McCombs Field. With the 7-0 triumph on Sunday evening, Texas became only the … Read More

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Texas beats Houston to force a final showdown at McCombs Field’s regional

A 5-2 victory by Texas on Sunday afternoon set up a high-stakes meeting between the Longhorns and Houston in the NCAA tournament. The Longhorns and Cougars stuck around McCombs Field for a winner-take-all game on Sunday evening. The winner will advance to the Alabama super regional. Houston (39-18), which hadn’t … Read More

Still alive in the NCAA tournament, Texas shutouts Sam Houston State to end a long day at home

For years, Texas pitcher Miranda Elish has stuck to a pre-inning routine in the circle. Before her first inning of work, she throws five warmup pitches. Every inning after that, she prepares with three tosses. Since Elish describes herself as “really superstitious,” she won’t adjust that plan. Not even when … Read More

Behind Miranda Elish’s extra-inning effort, Texas eliminates Texas A&M from the NCAA tournament

Two years ago, Texas A&M made sure that Texas’ summer vacation started in May. On Saturday, the Longhorns returned the favor. Texas fought back from a seventh-inning collapse for an extra-inning victory over the Aggies in an NCAA Tournament game at McCombs Field. The Longhorns’ 3-2 win eliminated Texas A&M from … Read More

Texas softball stumbles to 2-1 loss in NCAA regional; Horns face A&M in do-or-die game

Lindsey McLeod grew up across town from McCombs Field. It was the place to be for all local little girls who dreamed of playing softball. McLeod was a standout at Westlake High School and attended a couple of Texas Longhorn pitching camps. But she never received a recruiting call from … Read More

Having ‘studied for the test,’ Texas softball prepares for three familiar foes in its NCAA regional

Not too long ago, a fellow student caught Kaitlyn Washington off guard. The classmate told the Texas softball player that she had recently attended one of her games. The junior outfielder was a bit surprised. “People never come to our softball games,” Washington recalled thinking. That assessment is a bit … Read More

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On Second Thought Ep 138: Texas softball coach Mike White on NCAA tourney, Texas baseball on the brink

In Episode 138 of the On Second Thought podcast, Texas softball coach Mike White gives a primer on his team’s NCAA Regional matchup against Sam Houston State. The guys also break down a do-or-die weekend for Texas baseball and and exciting upcoming event in Austin featuring Super Bowl MVP Drew … Read More

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Texas’ 2019 trip to the NCAA tournament to begin at home as the Longhorns land a regional

Postseason softball is returning to McCombs Field. The NCAA announced on Sunday night that Texas will be the ninth overall seed for its postseason tournament. Making their 15th consecutive appearance in the softball showcase, the Longhorns will host Texas A&M, Sam Houston State and Houston in a regional that is … Read More

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Texas softball team drops two games during pool play at Big 12 Tournament

The Texas softball team came up short twice on the first day of the Big 12 Tournament in Oklahoma City, falling 6-2 to Oklahoma State and 2-0 to Iowa State. The losses mean Texas is out of the running for the title and will only compete in a placing game … Read More

Among a crop of new pitchers, will Texas’ Miranda Elish stand out at the Big 12 tournament?

Miranda Elish has gotten a chance to pitch on several stages in her college career. The Texas junior has pitched five times at the Women’s College World Series. She’s thrown a three-hit shutout — ironically against Texas — in Mexico. The right-hander has thrown for the No. 1 … Read More

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With its conference tournament on deck, the Big 12 honors five Longhorns

Led by first-team picks Janae Jefferson and Miranda Elish, a quintet of Longhorns were recognized on Wednesday as the Big 12 revealed its 2019 honor roll. A sophomore second baseman, Jefferson currently leads Texas in batting average (.415) and runs scored (35). Big 12 coaches have twice … Read More

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Texas softball team completes sweep of Baylor

A three-run fifth inning boosted Texas to a 3-1 victory over Baylor on Sunday and completed a sweep of their two-game series at McCombs Field. The Longhorns won the opener 1-0 Saturday night as Miranda Elish threw a one-hitter. Texas (41-12, 12-6) will be the No. 3 seed in the … Read More

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WATCH: Texas outfielder Ki’Audra Hayter surprised by her brother’s homecoming on Senior Day

On her senior day, Texas outfielder Ki’Audra Hayter received both a start and a surprise. One of three seniors on UT’s roster, Hayter was introduced with her family ahead of the team’s regular season finale on Sunday afternoon. Waiting to surprise Hayter at McCombs Field was her brother, La’Kedran. La’Kedran Hayter … Read More

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Texas softball edges out Baylor for 40th win of the season

Miranda Elish threw a one-hitter as the Texas softball team defeated Baylor 1-0 in the series opener at McCombs Field on Saturday night. Janae Jefferson drove home the only run Texas needed to record its 40th win of the season. The Longhorns improved to 40-12 (11-6 Big 12), sealing it’s … Read More

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Future Longhorns making some noise in the UIL’s softball playoffs

Two future Longhorns may get an opportunity to play at McCombs Field before they get a chance to put on a Texas uniform. Two of the five players who signed with Texas this past November are still alive in the UIL’s softball playoffs. McCombs Field is the annual host of … Read More