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Longhorns top alumni in softball 9-7

The current Texas softball team had the edge in the alumni game Sunday, building a 9-0 lead before settling for a 9-7 victory. Senior Brooke Bolinger pitched four innings of no-hit ball and struck out eight. Janae Jefferson, a sophomore second baseman, went 2-for-3, scored three runs and stole a … Read More

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Cat Osterman to join other former Longhorns in a scrimmage against Texas’ current softball team

The past will meet the present when the Texas softball team hosts its alumni game on Sunday. Among the alumni who are expected to play are ex-pitcher Tiarra Davis, former standouts Nadia Taylor and Brejae Washington and Lindsey (Stephens) Barrera, the school’s all-time leader in slugging percentage. Cat Osterman, who recently … Read More

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Texas softball sweeps Saturday doubleheader

The Texas softball team won twice Saturday, defeating Weatherford College 8-0 before taking down St. Edward’s 9-0 in fall softball action. The wins at McCombs Field made the Longhorns 4-0 for the fall softball season. Four UT pitchers allowed just seven hits on the day in 14 innings. Chloe Romero … Read More

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Four months after leaving Oregon, Mike White adds two ex-Ducks to his softball roster at Texas

When he coaches his first game of consequence at his new job, Mike White will have two more familiar faces in the Texas dugout. It was announced on Monday that junior pitcher Miranda Elish and sophomore utility player Lauren Burke will join UT’s softball program after the semester break. Burke … Read More

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Mike White era starts with fall campaign win

The Texas softball team got its first win, albeit in exhibition, with Mike White as head coach. The Longhorns defeated McLennan Community College 5-2 in nine innings on Friday night at McCombs Field. Texas took a 3-0 lead in the bottom of the fifth on an RBI double by Kaitlyn … Read More

The games that count must wait, but Texas softball is set to debut new coach Mike White

On Friday, the UT softball team will host McLennan Community College in what will be Mike White’s first chapter at Texas. Well, Texas might actually consider this a prologue to the new coach’s story. A table of contents, maybe. These fall games on UT’s fall schedule don’t count, after all. Read More

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Cat’s comeback: Ex-Texas standout Cat Osterman to try out for national softball team

Cat Osterman isn’t done throwing a softball. According to a post on her Instagram page, Osterman will resume her softball career in 2019. The Longhorn legend has accepted an invitation to attend the 2019 USA Softball Women’s National Team Selections Trials. The trials are scheduled to be held in Clearwater, Fla., from … Read More

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Big 12 rival hires ex-Texas assistant Jennifer McFalls to coach its softball team

For the past eight seasons, Jennifer McFalls tried to find ways to help Texas win softball games. In 2019, she’ll attempt to beat the Longhorns. McFalls was named the head coach of Kansas’ softball program on Monday. This is the first head coaching job for McFalls, a Texas A&M graduate … Read More

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Texas softball coach Mike White hires ex-teammate to instruct Longhorn hitters

Texas softball coach Mike White announced on Wednesday that Kerry Shaw had been added to his coaching staff. At Texas, Shaw will coach UT’s hitters. Shaw spent the past three seasons as the head coach at the University of Mary, a Division II school in North Dakota. He also served … Read More

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Former Oregon assistant coach Chelsea Spencer tapped for Texas’ softball staff

New Texas head coach Mike White has hired his first assistant, but didn’t have to look very far for her. White, who came to the Longhorns from the University of Oregon, announced Tuesday that former Oregon assistant Chelsea Spencer will join his staff at Texas. “I am excited to have … Read More

Texas coaches Mike White, Edrick Floréal to each receive base salaries of $450,000

Oregon officials didn’t want to pay up to keep successful softball coach Mike White. Money didn’t stop Texas. In June 2015, White agreed to a six-year contract with the Ducks worth about $237,500 annually, according to the Eugene Register-Guard. The school wasn’t interested in giving White … Read More

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Ex-Texas assistant coach hired to lead Kennesaw State’s softball program

One ex-UT softball coach has landed his next job. Tripp MacKay was named the head coach at Kennesaw State this past Friday. The Owls went 39-17 last year and won the Atlantic Sun Conference’s regular-season and postseason titles. After guiding Kennesaw State to NCAA champion Florida State’s regional, head coach … Read More

Texas introduces new softball coach Mike White as former Oregon coach eyes an elusive title

Not that Texas baseball coach David Pierce had anything to worry about, but Mike White isn’t gunning for his job. White isn’t a guy that got into coaching softball as a way to stay associated with baseball. In fact, Texas’ new softball coach has never played an inning of baseball. Read More

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Bohls: How soon before Texas is back on top with White, Floreal? A-S-A-P.

To use softball lingo, when it comes to his latest two hires, Chris Del Conte is 2 for 2. He’s batting 1.000. Of course, neither new softball coach Mike White from Oregon nor track and field coach Edrick Floréal from Kentucky has coached a single game or coached up a … Read More

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Texas fills coaching vacancy on softball team by hiring Mike White away from Oregon

For the first time in over two decades, Texas has hired a new softball coach. Texas announced on Monday that it had hired Oregon’s Mike White to lead its softball program. White will be introduced at a press conference on Tuesday morning. Terms of White’s contract were not disclosed by … Read More

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Janae Jefferson named NFCA All-American

Janae Jefferson earned a spot on the second team of the National Fastpitch Coaches Association’s All-American squad, the association announced Wednesday. Jefferson, a freshman, led Texas in batting average, hits, runs, on-base percentage and steals. She hit .392, including 11 doubles and 24 RBIs. She’s the fourth Longhorn in program … Read More

Fighting back tears, Cat Osterman salutes former Texas softball coach Connie Clark

Cat Osterman verbalized what many former and current Texas softball athletes were probably thinking Wednesday. “It’s going to be different to see somebody else walk out as the head coach at Texas next year or even in the fall,” Osterman said. “To see the end of … Read More

Texas softball coach Connie Clark to step down after long run with Longhorns

Connie Clark, the only softball coach that Texas has ever known, has resigned, the school announced on Wednesday. The news comes a few days after UT wrapped up a 33-26 season. Clark went through this season without any guarantees past the three-year extension she received in 2015. Read More

‘It’s tough to be done:’ Texas’ softball season ends with 3-0 regional loss to Minnesota

SEATTLE — Texas couldn’t pull off an upset of No. 25 Minnesota twice in two days. The Longhorns (33-26) fell 3-0 to the Gophers (41-16) late Saturday night, ending their season and Super Regional hopes, a postseason round they haven’t reached since 2013. Coach Connie Clark said despite the Longhorns’ … Read More

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Texas softball’s season ends with 3-0 elimination game loss to Minnesota

SEATTLE – Texas couldn’t pull of an upset of No. 25 Minnesota twice in two days. The Longhorns (33-26) fell 3-0 to the Gophers (41-16) on Saturday night, ending their season and super regional hopes, a postseason round they haven’t reached since 2013. Coach Connie Clark said despite the Longhorns’ … Read More