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Longhorn great Cat Osterman inducted into Little League Hall of Excellence

The greatest pitcher in the 20-year history of Texas softball became just the fourth female to be inducted into the Little League Hall of Excellence and the first to be recognized for a career in softball. Osterman, now an assistant coach at Texas State, was honored during an on-field ceremony … Read More

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Softball radio personality Terry Lewis dies Sunday night

Texas softball announced through its Twitter account Monday that longtime radio personality Terry Lewis died Sunday night. Lewis was the official “voice of Texas softball” and did play-by-play for the in-house stadium broadcast at McCombs Field for home games. During the 2016 season, Lewis began traveling with the Longhorns as games … Read More

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Tripp MacKay hired as softball assistant coach

Texas announced on Wednesday that former Oklahoma softball assistant Tripp MacKay has been hired to replace assistant coach Corrie Hill.  Hill spent 11 years overseeing the Longhorns’ offense and served as a bench coach under head coach Connie Clark. A Texas spokesman labeled Hill’s departure as “a personnel decision made … Read More

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Newsome, Scott earn Big 12 postgraduate scholarships

The Danimal is going to finish his education on someone else’s dime. Former Texas walk-on basketball player Danny Newsome and former softball player Rachel Scott were among 20 Big 12 athletes awarded Dr. Prentice Gautt postgraduate scholarships, the league office announced Wednesday. To be eligible, athletes must have a grade point … Read More

Texas softball: Why are the Longhorns missing out on the state’s top pitchers?

At last year’s UIL state softball tournament, East Bernard’s Samantha Show — the state’s 2013 Gatorade player of the year — pitched a championship game gem, leading her Brahmas to the Class 3A title at the University of Texas’ McCombs Field. Earlier that day, Show was announced as the 2015 … Read More

Another year, another regional departure has Texas softball looking for fixes

If you’re judging the success of Texas softball by continued appearances in the NCAA Tournament, then you’d have to say the Longhorns are right where they want to be. But if you’re expecting Texas to make postseason pushes at the Women’s College World Series and the national championship, well, that’s … Read More

Texas softball season ends after back-to-back losses

By: William Weathers, Contributing writer LAFAYETTE, La. –Texas and Texas A&M softball teams made up for lost time, facing one another in a high-stakes contest with the result ending the other’s season. It was almost like old times for the two former rivals that hadn’t met in a game since … Read More

Update: Texas softball season ends with 9-3 loss to Aggies

By William Weathers American-Statesman correspondent UPDATE: 7:45: Texas lost to Texas A&M 9-3 in its final game Saturday. The Longhorns have been eliminated from the NCAA Tournament. Earlier Saturday: Ninth-ranked Louisiana-Lafayette (45-7) found a way to cool off Texas’ bats Saturday morning. Less than 24 hours after shelling five solo-home … Read More

Longhorns blast 5 HRs in 5-0 win over rival Texas A&M

By William Weathers Special to the American-Statesman LAFAYETTE, La. – Texas didn’t just advance to the winner’s bracket of the NCAA Lafayette Regional. The Longhorns (38-14) barged their way through with a 5-0 win over rival and 16th-ranked Texas A&M Friday to open the three-day tournament at Lamson Park.   Five … Read More

Texas will face many hurdles this weekend on road to WCWS

Texas’ road to Oklahoma City is full of obstacles. But first, the Longhorns (37-14) will likely have to beat two nationally-ranked teams, including rival No. 16 Texas A&M (37-8), just to get out of the Lafayette Regional in Lafayette, La. Texas and the Aggies will play in the opening game … Read More

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No Aggie joke: Texas looks to continue postseason dominance over Texas A&M

The spotlight is on Texas softball Friday when the Longhorns play its biggest rival, Texas A&M, for the first time since the Aggies left for the SEC. It comes in the NCAA Tournament and if history repeats itself, Texas has nothing to worry about. Since Texas A&M bolted … Read More

Texas draws Texas A&M in first round of NCAA softball regional

Texas and Texas A&M, which have been mostly denied regular-season competition since the Aggies bolted for the SEC in 2012, still are considered viable rivals and noteworthy opponents by the NCAA. The latest non-football meeting between the two old rivals will come in softball; Texas and Texas A&M on Friday … Read More

Going out in style? Texas softball says goodbye to five seniors on Saturday

For the past month, the Texas softball team has focused on closing out the regular season with a bang, and the Longhorns have turned heads nationally, winning 10 of their last 11 games. Now they have to hope that the NCAA selection committee has paid attention to that recent surge … Read More

Longhorns offense explodes again to lead UT past Iowa State

The Texas softball team completed the sweep of Iowa State (20-33, 1-14 Big 12) Sunday with another offensive explosion against the Cyclones. The Longhorns (37-14, 10-7) strung together 13 hits on the way to a 10-0 run-rule victory Sunday in Ames, Iowa. Texas had a team batting average of .476 … Read More

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Longhorns trounce Iowa St. in series opener

A 10-run third inning propeled the Texas Longhorns softball team to a resounding 15-2, five-inning win over the Iowa State Cyclones in Ames, Iowa, on Friday afternoon. The Longhorns (35-14, 8-7 Big 12) hit four home runs while Tiarra Davis (21-9) allowed just one run on five hits in the … Read More

Longhorns look for some momentum as regular season nears end

The Texas softball team will be looking on continuing its momentum as the Longhorns (34-14, 7-7) make their final road trip of the regular season this week for three game series with last place Iowa State in Ames, Iowa. The Longhorns have four games left in the regular season, including … Read More

Texas goes through motions to top North Texas 4-2

At this point of the season, a mid-week, non-conference game for the Texas softball team is just another practice. So when the Longhorns looked as though they were going through the motions during the final innings of a 4-2 win over North Texas Wednesday at McCombs Field, it could almost … Read More

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Tiarra Davis named Big 12 pitcher of the week

Tiarra Davis was selected as the Big 12 pitcher of the week on Tuesday after guiding the Longhorns to a weekend series win over Kansas. It’s the first time Davis has received the award during her career at Texas.  She had two complete game shutouts against the Jayhawks and struck … Read More

Lindsey Stephens’ grand slam lifts Texas to a 6-0 win over Kansas

Lindsey Stephens is on the list of the best players in college softball for a reason – she’s at her best when it’s the most critical. So when Kansas walked three straight batters in the fourth inning to bring Stephens to the plate , she knew it was time to … Read More

With Clark’s 800th win behind them, Texas softball focuses on Big 12 stretch run

Now that 800 wins are in Connie Clark’s rearview mirror, the Texas softball team is focused on adding at least eight more to her ledger. Clark, the only coach the softball program has ever had, posted her 800th career victory Wednesday when the Longhorns beat Texas Southern. But Texas’ final … Read More