After a year at Texas A&M, Tristen Bayless to join Texas’ baseball team in 2019

Next year, Tristen Bayless will return to wearing orange. Texas’ baseball team announced on Tuesday that it has added Bayless to its 2018 recruiting class. A left-handed pitcher, Bayless will spend this upcoming season at McLennan Community College in Waco. The 6-1, 185-pound Bayless struck out four … Read More

Texas sports notebook: A Q&A with baseball signee Mason Bryant

On Wednesday, Texas’ baseball team signed a class of 16 players. It was David Pierce’s second class at Texas; the Longhorns signed 10 players at this time last year. Texas’ haul features Houston Kempner pitcher Simeon Woods-Richardson, IMG Academy infielder Bryce Reagan and Langham Creek outfielder Korey Holland. Read More

Texas sports notebook: Kamron Fields is adjusting to life on a different field

Kamron Fields is still making plays with his right arm this fall. He’s just throwing a baseball. Fields, a freshman center fielder and pitcher, was among the noteworthy names in Texas’ Orange-White World Series that wrapped up Wednesday. Fields started three times in center for the Orange team, going 2 … Read More

Orange defeats White in Longhorns Fall World Series

The Orange team had 13 hits in a 9-5 win over the White team in the series finale of the Longhorns Fall World Series at UFCU Disch-Falk Field Wednesday. Ryan Reynolds earned MVP honors as he had six RBIs and four extra-base hits in the three-game series. Reynolds had a … Read More

Texas A&M, LSU and TCU among many challenges on UT’s 2018 baseball schedule

UT’s baseball team will open its Orange-White Fall World Series on Sunday. Texas fans, though, found out on Friday who the Longhorns will play when the actual season begins. Texas has released its 2018 baseball schedule. The 54-game schedule features 30 contests against 12 teams that joined Texas in the NCAA … Read More

Ex-Longhorn Michael Cantu opts for professional career over transfer to Tarleton State

Instead of a Tarleton State Texan, Michael Cantu has decided to become a professional. Undrafted in June’s MLB amateur draft, Cantu has signed a contract with the San Diego Padres. Cantu was set to transfer to Tarleton State after three seasons at Texas, but the 6-3, 240-pound … Read More

Texas parts way with Michael Cantu as catcher transfers to Tarleton State

Texas can erase another name off its baseball team’s roster. UT confirmed on Thursday that junior Michael Cantu has left its baseball program. reported that Cantu will spend his senior year at Tarleton State, a Division II school in Stephenville. Used primarily behind the plate, Cantu started 120 times … Read More

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Texas fields two commitments as weekend comes to a close

Two baseball players have decided to make UFCU Disch-Falk Field their future home. On Sunday, Texas added Lance Ford and Chase Roberts to its 2018 recruiting class. Ford hails from Kerrville Tivy High. UT expanded its recruiting radar with Roberts since he is an outfielder and left-handed pitcher from South … Read More

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Despite loss, Corey Knebel still in pursuit of another strikeout record

Despite giving up a walk-off home run to Yankees’ Clint Frazier on Saturday, Corey Knebel extended his streak of relief appearances with at least one strikeout to 42 this season and 43 overall. Chase Headley strikes out. Make it 43 straight Corey Knebel appearances with … Read More

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It’s official, Texas has the best throwback uniforms in college baseball

Look good, play good. The Texas baseball team took that old cliche to heart in 2017, as some of its better performances came while wearing the best throwback uniforms in college baseball. At least, that’s according to the aptly named Twitter account Uniform Authority, which handed … Read More

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Corey Knebel extends MLB record, nears lead for strikeouts among relievers

Corey Knebel, former Longhorns reliever, came close to taking the league lead for strikeouts among relief pitchers as he struck out the side in Milwaukee’s 4-0 win over Baltimore on Wednesday. Knebel entered the night with 68 strikeouts, two behind Chris Devenski, before he added three more K’s to his … Read More

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Ex-Texas closer Corey Knebel finds out all-star status and gender of child

Once identified as a Longhorn, Eagle and Bear, Corey Knebel is now an all-star for the first time. He’ll also soon be a father. Knebel was selected on Sunday to play for the National League in next week’s MLB All-Star Game. A closer for Milwaukee, Knebel is 0-1 with a … Read More

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Texas adds McCallum pitcher Mason Bryant to its 2018 recruiting class

Texas has discovered a promising baseball prospect in its backyard. Late last week, UT received a commitment from right-handed pitcher Mason Bryant, a 6-5 senior-to-be at McCallum High School. That’s the same area school that produced former Longhorns standouts Kyle and Kevin Lusson. Bryant has been on McCallum’s varsity roster … Read More

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Boston draft pick decides to instead pitch at Texas this upcoming season

Donny Diaz announced earlier this week that he will play baseball at Texas in 2018. A right-handed pitcher who had previously signed with Texas, Diaz was drafted by Boston in the 23rd round of this month’s MLB amateur draft. Diaz has spent the past two years at San Jacinto Junior … Read More

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Nationally-ranked Texas in a good position on season-ending stat sheets

Thanks to Florida, Texas can finally put a bow on its 2017 baseball season. By claiming the College World Series with a 6-1 win over LSU, Florida closed out the NCAA’s Division I baseball season on Tuesday. Texas, which played its last game on June 5, can now see where … Read More

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Corey Knebel breaks strikeout record to start MLB season

Former Longhorns pitcher Corey Knebel broke the modern record for consecutive relief appearances with at least one strikeout to start the season in Thursday’s win over Pittsburgh. .@coreyknebel29 sets the modern @MLB record for relievers to start a season with his 38th consecutive … Read More

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Bohls: Finally, Skip Johnson gets his chance to shine as a head coach (at Oklahoma)

Skip Johnson has arrived. So what took him so long? Until Monday, when he was named the 10th head baseball coach in Oklahoma history, Johnson was a career assistant despite a highly successful run as a junior-college coach. To be honest, he was held back by school administrators who didn’t … Read More

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Corey Knebel on verge of breaking record to start MLB season

Former Longhorns pitcher and current Milwaukee Brewer, Corey Knebel, is on the verge of breaking a pitching record set in 2014 by Aroldis Chapman of the Cincinnati Reds. .@coreyknebel29's 37 straight relief appearances with at least 1 K to start a season ties an … Read More

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Former Texas assistant hired to lead Oklahoma’s baseball team

Next season, Texas’ biggest rival will be led by an old friend. Oklahoma announced on Monday that Skip Johnson has been named its baseball team’s 10th head coach. Johnson served as Pete Hughes’ pitching coach at Oklahoma in 2016. Hughes resigned earlier this month. “It’s an … Read More

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Ex-Texas infielder Bret Boswell a finalist for Gold Glove award

Once a shortstop, Texas redshirt junior Bret Boswell was moved to second base for the 2017 season. It may have been a golden opportunity for the infielder. Boswell has been named a finalist for the ABCA/Rawlings Gold Glove Award that will be given to the nation’s top second baseman. Playing … Read More