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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

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Longhorns softball team splits two games at Texas Invitational

The Texas softball team split two games to open the Texas Invitational, defeating No. 20 Michigan 3-0 before falling to Wichita State 7-5 at McCombs Field on Friday night. After scoring four runs in the second inning, the Longhorns (5-6) appeared to be on their way to a sweep on … Read More

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Texas softball team hangs with top-ranked Washington before falling 2-1

The Texas softball team put up a fight against the No. 1 Washington Huskies, but eventually fell 2-1 at McCombs Field on Wednesday. Taylor Van Zee and Julia DePonte each had RBIs for Washington to lead the Huskies to a 13-0 record. Taran Alvelo picked up the win for Washington, … Read More

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Longhorns close out Puerto Vallarta College Challenge with win

Janae Jefferson and Kaitlyn Slack each had two hits and two RBIs as the Longhorns defeated Houston 7-3 to close out the Puerto Vallarta College Challenge in Mexico on Saturday. Texas (4-4) trailed 2-0 in the second inning before scoring seven runs over the next three frames to take control … Read More

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Texas softball squad overpowered by No. 3 Oregon

The Texas softball team ran into stiff competition Friday, falling to the No. 3 Oregon Ducks 8-0 in five innings at the Puerto Vallarta Challenge in Mexico. The run-rule victory moved the Ducks to 9-0 this season, dropping Texas to 3-4. Jenna Lilley was 2-for-2 with a double and four … Read More

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Longhorns split two games at Puerto Vallarta Challenge

The Longhorns softball team split their first two games of the Puerto Vallarta Challenge on Thursday in Mexico. They won 2-0 over Rutgers in the first game before falling to Mississippi 8-2 later that evening. Texas committed three errors in the loss while Mississippi scored in all but one inning … Read More

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Texas softball loses twice at Texas Classic despite freshman’s play

After starting the season with two wins Friday, the Texas softball team dropped two games Saturday at the Texas Classic at McCombs Field. A four-run eighth inning lifted the Wisconsin Badgers (1-2) to a 7-3 win over the Longhorns. Earlier in the day, Texas (2-2) fell to Colorado State 6-2. Read More

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Texas softball squad opens season with two wins

The Texas softball team opened the season with a pair of wins at the Texas Classic at McCombs Field on Friday. They topped Incarnate Word 2-0 before defeating Wisconsin 5-1. A three-run fifth inning helped the Longhorns (2-0) take control of the evening contest with the Badgers (0-2). Freshman Janae … Read More