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Instant reaction: Texas State 9, Texas 5

The headline: Bobcats snap 12-game losing streak to Texas Where it went wrong:  After four innings, Texas coach Connie Clark relieved starting pitcher Tiarra Davis with sophomore Paige von Sprecken after Corrina Liscano nearly blasted a home run after Ariel Ortiz walked. Taylor Webb came in and took … Read More

Texas puts it all together for win over Weber State

Lindsey Stephens may not be giving up the lead off spot in the batting order any time soon. In a 5-0 win against Weber State to close the Texas Invitational, the senior from Beaumont went 2 for 3 at the plate with a double, home run and three RBIs at McCombs … Read More

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Instant reaction: Texas 5, Weber State 0

The headline:  Texas strikes early to down Weber State Where it went right:  Everything went right from the start for the Longhorns. Since moving to the lead off position in the batting order on Saturday, Lindsey Stephens is 5 for 7 with two doubles, a triple, a home … Read More

Texas softball team shakes up lineup, splits doubleheader

Texas softball coach Connie Clark hit the reset button Saturday between games of a doubleheader after the Longhorns continued to struggle at the plate in a 3-0 loss to Tulsa. Clark switched up her lineup, benching leadoff hitter Devon Tunning, moving senior Lindsey Stephens to the leadoff spot and starting … Read More

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Instant reaction: Texas 8, Illinois 1

The headline:  Texas’ bats wake up after morning lull  Where it went right:  Texas coach Connie Clark tinkered with her lineup, benching leadoff-hitter Devon Tunning (1-for-8 in last 3 games at the plate_ and moving Lindsey Stephens to the lead-off position and playing Christina Bardwell at shortstop. It … Read More

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Instant reaction: Tulsa 3, Texas 0

The headline:  Texas bats stay silent as Horns drop second straight game Where it went wrong: Things went wrong from the start. Pitcher Paige von Sprecken threw just three strikes in her first 14 pitches. Tulsa then loaded the bases to set up Jocelyn Sheffield to hit a … Read More

Tulsa topples another Texas winning streak

There’s something about Tulsa and Texas-winning streaks in softball that just don’t mix. The Golden Hurricane (10-2) handed the Longhorns their first loss of the season Friday, when sophomore Emily Watson tossed a 3-0 shutout as part of the Texas Invitational at McCombs Field. The loss came shortly after Texas … Read More

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Instant reaction: Tulsa 3, Texas 0

The headline: Tulsa puts end to Texas’ hot start, again Where it went wrong:  After Tiarra Davis walked Morgan Neal, shortstop Shelby Estocado belted a home run to center field to give Tulsa a 3-0 lead in the second inning. The Longhorns couldn’t get anything going at the … Read More

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Instant reaction: Texas 3, Abilene Christian 2

The headline: Texas squeaks out win to improve  to 12-0 Where it went right: With two outs and runners on second and third base after a sac-bunt from Kelli Hanzel, Abilene Christian first baseman Casey May-Huff mishandled a ground ball from Devon Tunning to allow Christina Bardwell to cross home plate … Read More

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Longhorns win Texas Invitational opener to remain undefeated

A 12-run first inning put the Texas Longhorns in full control as they opened the Texas Invitational with a 15-1 win over Abilene Christian on Thursday night at McCombs Field. The undefeated Longhorns improved to 11-0 with the win. Reagan Hathaway went 2-for-3 with a double and four runs batted … Read More

It hasn’t taken long for Celina Felix to make a quick softball impact

In two weeks, Celina Felix has gone from playing in her first game for the Texas softball team to Big 12 co-player of the week. It’s been a firm introduction to opponents seeing the Longhorns’ newcomers on the field for the first, or even second, time. So just who is … Read More

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Longhorns jump three spots in USA Softball poll

The undefeated Texas softball team (10-0) jumped three spots to No. 21 in this week’s ESPN.Com/USA Softball poll.  It is one of two polls the Longhorns are currently ranked in as the USA Today/National Fastpitch Coaches Association (NFCA) poll has Texas ranked at No. 24. The Longhorns are off to … Read More

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Longhorns put up 30 runs in two wins Friday in Houston

Texas (7-0) outscored its two opponents Friday by a combined score of 30-4 to open the Hilton Houston Invitational and remain undefeated in the early 2016 season. The Longhorns are off to their best start since 2013 when they won their first 13 games. Freshman Reagan Hathaway was the player … Read More

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Texas softball enters Softball Top 25

After a perfect 5-0 weekend in the Texas Classic to open the 2016 season, the Texas softball team came in at No. 24 in the first regular season poll by Softball. Texas is one of three Big 12 teams in the rankings. Oklahoma (3-2) was ranked No. 10 and Baylor … Read More

Another rally keeps Texas softball team unbeaten

For the fourth straight game of the Texas Classic, Texas (5-0) rallied to preserve its perfect record. The Longhorns defeated North Dakota State 3-2 Sunday at McCombs Field on a walk-off sacrifice from freshman Reagan Hathaway to score Celina Felix, who tripled in the previous at-bat. The run completed a … Read More

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Longhorns rally to defeat North Carolina in extra innings

The Texas Longhorns rallied from down three runs to defeat the North Carolina Tar Heels 6-5 in extra innings at the Texas Classic on Friday night. Kelli Hanzel scored on a bases-loaded walk drawn by Celina Felix in the bottom of the eighth to improve the Longhorns to 2-0 on … Read More

Stephanie Ceo, newcomers lift Texas to 4-1 win in season opener

Stephanie Ceo delivered two key hits that led to two Texas runs in Thursday’s 4-1 season-opening win over Arkansas in the Texas Classic at McCombs Field. Ceo, a senior from Meadow Vista, Calif., finished the game going 2-for-2 at the plate with a triple and two RBIs as Texas (1-0) … Read More

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My take: I stepped into the batter’s box against Cat Osterman

SAN MARCOS   –  Texas State held a softball and baseball promotion last Saturday allowing season ticket holders to step in the batter’s box against assistant coaches Cat Osterman and Jeremy Fikac. When I learned of this chance to hit against the Longhorn great, I sent a quick email to my … Read More

Horns hope Tiarra Davis, depth overcomes Erica Wright’s injury

Erica Wright became the latest Texas softball pitcher to suffer the sophomore curse, but the Longhorns hope their pitching staff is deep enough that they won’t miss a beat in this week’s season-opening Texas Classic. Wright, a right-hander from Huntington, is Texas’ returning leader in wins, shutouts, strikeouts, complete games … Read More

What’s it like to hit against Cat Osterman? (These guys still don’t know.)

SAN MARCOS — From 43 feet away, Cat Osterman commands respect just by her 6-foot-3 stature and intense presence in the circle. When she winds up, the softball fired from her left hand reaches up to 70 miles per hour with the same pristine accuracy and movement she’s had every … Read More