Texas' Shannon Rhodes (seen hitting against Texas A&M last season) hit a three-run homer against Boise State. [NICK WAGNER/AMERICAN-STATESMAN]

Longhorn softball

Texas softball team wraps up California trip with win over Boise State

The third-ranked Longhorns beat the Broncos 6-2 in the Judi Garman Classic at Fullerton.

Posted March 1st, 2020

Story highlights
  • UT beat three ranked teams on the trip, including No. 1 UCLA and No. 2 Washington.
  • Shannon Rhodes' three-run homer was the key blow against Boise State.
  • Pitcher Miranda Elish recorded her 24th career 10-strikeout game to get the win.

Shannon Rhodes hit a three-run homer Sunday to help the Texas softball team complete a successful trip to California with a 6-2 victory over Boise State in the Judi Garman Classic at Fullerton.

No. 3 Texas beat three ranked teams as it went 4-1 on the trip: No. 1 UCLA, No. 2 Washington and No. 13 Michigan.

Miranda Elish (9-3) struck out 10 Sunday in a complete-game victory, giving up eight hits but no walks. It was the 24th 10-strikeout game of her career, including 13 at UT.


The Longhorns jumped in front in the bottom of the third inning as Janae Jefferson walked and came all the way around to score on Lauren Burke’s double to the wall in right-center.

The Broncos went up 2-1 in the top of the fourth as Bradie Fillmore homered and Karlee Johnson hit an RBI single.

Rhodes’ blast came after a hit batter and a walk in the bottom of the inning.

Texas got two more in the fifth, as Jefferson led off with an infield hit, Burke doubled her to third, Courtney Day hit a sacrifice fly and Mary Iakopo added an RBI groundout.

UT will return to action Friday in the Longhorn Invitational at McCombs Field. The Longhorns will face Liberty at 4 p.m. The tournament opener will pit New Mexico against Texas Southern at 11 a.m.