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Diamond Dust: Texas to play four WCWS qualifiers in 2018

The last time I left you, the Texas softball team was recovering from a disappointing 2017 season that the Longhorns want to forget. It’s time to stir up the dust and take a look at the Longhorns competitive 2018 schedule that features 25 teams that made the 2017 NCAA tournament. Read More

Texas softball wins fall ball finale

The Texas softball team concluded its fall season with a 7-2 win over Tyler Junior College at McCombs Field on Saturday. Texas finishes with a 7-1 record during the fall season. Bekah Alcozer hit a grand slam in Saturday’s win to lead Texas. Taylor Ellsworth drove in two runs for … Read More

Texas softball team wins sixth game this fall

The Texas softball team won its sixth game this fall as they topped McClennan Community College 12-0 Wednesday at McCombs Field. The Longhorns had 14 hits and have now outscored their fall opponents 45-4. Taylor Ellsworth was 3-for-4 with a two-run homer and three RBIs. Janae Jefferson went 4-for-4 with … Read More

Texas softball team moves to 5-0 this fall

The Texas softball team moved to 5-0 during the fall with wins over Weatherford College and Alvin Community College Saturday at McCombs Field. The Longhorns defeated Weatherford 2-1 before trouncing Alvin C.C. 18-0 in five innings. Taylor Ellsworth went 3-for-6 on the day with four runs scored, a double and … Read More

Texas softball team starts fall ball with sweep

The Longhorns softball team took two wins to start the fall softball season Wednesday night. Texas topped Blinn College 2-1 before it defeated St. Edward’s 8-0. “Today is effectively a glorified practice day,” Texas head coach Connie Clark said. “We don’t say or take that lightly by any means as … Read More

Texas set to travel to Mexico during 2018 softball season

Since it threw out its first pitch in 1997, UT has left Texas for softball games in California, Hawaii and 14 additional states. Next up: Mexico. Texas will head to Mexico in February for the 2018 Puerto Vallarta College Challenge, the school announced on Thursday. During the second week of … Read More

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Texas softball to play in Puerto Vallarta Challenge in Mexico

The Texas softball team was selected to play in the 2018 Puerto Vallarta Challenge in Mexico, announced Thursday in a UT press release. The Longhorns (33-26 in 2016) will play in the second session of the tournament, played Feb. 15-18 in Nancy Almaraz Stadium in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico. The tournament, … Read More

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Connie Clark will return for 22nd season as Texas’ softball coach

The only softball coach that Texas has ever known will be the school’s softball coach in 2018. Speaking for Chris Plonsky, the women’s athletics director at Texas, a school spokesperson told the American-Statesman on Monday that Connie Clark will be the UT softball coach for the 2017-18 academic year. Clark … Read More

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Diamond Dust: Where does Texas go from a forgettable 2017?

As the Women’s College World Series begins in Oklahoma City, Texas softball — coming off a 33-26 season, the sixth-worst in the program’s 21-year history — has plenty to forget about this year. The 33 wins were the fewest for Texas since 2008 and the 26 … Read More

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From Georgetown to Texas: Early enrollee Taylor Ellsworth is solid in college debut

Texas wrapped up its 2017 softball season with a 3-1 loss to Texas A&M at a NCAA regional in College Station on Sunday. After logging the third-most losses in school history, Texas (33-26) must now focus on its future. Seven seniors were on the UT roster, … Read More

UT softball team beats Texas Southern to stay alive in NCAA regional

COLLEGE STATION — Offense can solve so many issues and even extend seasons. The Texas softball team, which was on the verge of NCAA Tournament elimination, overwhelmed Texas Southern 8-0 Saturday afternoon at the College Station Regional, setting up a prime-time matchup with Texas State later in the evening. The … Read More

A career night for Tiarra Davis, but a tough 2-1 regional loss in 12 innings for Texas softball

COLLEGE STATION – For the third time this season, Texas softball fell to the Texas State Bobcats by a score of 2-1, this time at the College Station Regional in the first round of the NCAA tournament. “Credit Texas State, I think they got the hits when they needed to,” … Read More

Texas softball is seeking a season reboot in College Station regional

The Texas softball team definitely was nervous as they watched the NCAA unveil its tournament bracket earlier this week. They were no lock to extend their post-season streak to 13 years, what with a 31-24 record — including being 3-15 against ranked opponents — and a weak showing in the … Read More

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Diamond Dust: Can Texas softball escape College Station?

The bubble surrounding Texas’ softball team didn’t burst on Sunday. For better or for worse, the Longhorns (31-24) were one of the NCAA tournament’s 32 at-large bids, landing in the College Station regional as expected along with host Texas A&M (42-10), Texas State (41-15) and Texas Southern (25-19). At first glance, … Read More

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WATCH: Longhorn Network explains how OF Tuesday DerMargosian got her name

Texas freshman outfielder Tuesday DerMargosian says her name “fits me perfectly because it’s super unique.” Last week, the Longhorn Network televised the story behind DerMargosian’s first name. DerMargosian’s mother, Martina, told the TV station that a pregnancy scare played a role in the name game. During Martina’s pregnancy, the DerMargosians … Read More

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Texas draws Texas State and Texas A&M in tournament-opening regional

Texas is heading back to the postseason. Texas is one of 64 teams that has qualified for the Division I softball tournament, the NCAA announced on Sunday night. The Longhorns (31-24) were placed in a College Station-hosted regional that includes Texas State (41-15), Texas A&M (42-10) and Texas Southern (24-18). Read More

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Texas softball falls to Baylor to close out Big 12 tournament

The Texas softball team managed just two hits as it fell to Baylor 7-0 Saturday in the third-place game at the Big 12 Tournament in Oklahoma City. Gia Rodoni (15-2) and Kelsee Selman combined to shut out the Longhorns (31-24). Rodoni allowed two hits and struck out six, and Selman … Read More

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Texas softball splits first two games at Big 12 tournament

The Texas softball team split its two games Friday at the Big 12 Tournament in Oklahoma City, beating Texas Tech 7-1 and falling in the second game 3-0 to Oklahoma. Sydney Romero swung at the first pitch she saw in the first inning and hit a two-run homer to give … Read More

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Diamond Dust: Texas and the Big 12 softball tournament

The Big 12 softball tournament returns this weekend to ASA Hall of Fame Stadium Complex in Oklahoma City after a six year absence. Oklahoma was the last team to win the tournament in 2010, but the Sooners were also the very first conference tournament champion to be crowned in the … Read More

Texas sports notebook: Eyeing good grades and Big 12 titles during finals week

If you recently wandered onto the Texas campus, you might have found the textbook definition of a student-athlete. Longhorns juggled academics and athletics this week as final exams began on Wednesday. The baseball team didn’t have it that bad — the Longhorns don’t have any games scheduled this week so … Read More