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Diamond Dust: Texas vs. Baylor — a brief softball history lesson in heroics

Texas softball’s regular season comes to an end Sunday when the Longhorns and 17th-ranked Baylor conclude their three-game series at McCombs Field. Texas is 28-16 all-time against the Bears and hasn’t lost to Baylor at McCombs Field since May 15, 2011. As a matter of fact, both teams protect their … Read More

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Texas softball team picks up fourth straight shutout win

Randel Leahy homered and four Texas softball pitchers combined to shut out Texas A&M-Corpus Christi 3-0 at McCombs Field on Wednesday. The win was the fourth straight shutout for the Longhorns. Brooke Bolinger earned the win for Texas (29-20), allowing no runs on three hits and striking out three through … Read More

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Trio of Westlake graduates to meet as Texas plays A&M-Corpus Christi

On Wednesday afternoon, a high school reunion will be held at McCombs Field. In preparation for this weekend’s series against Baylor, Texas (28-20) will host Texas A&M-Corpus Christi (11-33). The mid-week meeting will reunite Texas senior outfielder Stephanie Wong with A&M-Corpus Christi players Liz Carter and Lacey Boyd. Wong and … Read More

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Weather extends Texas softball squad’s shutout streak into Sunday

For Texas sports fans, Saturday’s schedule is clearing up. Due to rainy weather, the Texas and Kansas softball teams have moved the finale of their three-game series to Sunday. The postponement was announced just minutes after weather pushed Texas’ baseball game at Oklahoma State back a day on … Read More

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Longhorns softball team sweeps doubleheader against Kansas

Tiarra Davis pitched a complete game as she and the Longhorns softball team shut out the Kansas Jayhawks 2-0 to complete a sweep of Friday’s doubleheader in Lawrence, Kan. Davis (7-8) allowed just three hits as she struck out nine to earn the win. Stephanie Wong doubled in the fifth … Read More

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Diamond Dust: Is Texas in danger of missing the NCAA tournament?

The Texas softball team hit its lowest point of the season on Sunday when Iowa State picked up a 4-2 victory — the Cyclones’ first ever series win over the Longhorns and just the third single-game victory in 52 meetings. A series loss to Iowa State is the equivalent of losing to … Read More

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Longhorns softball team shuts out North Texas

Bekah Alcozer homered and Celina Felix knocked in two runs as the Texas Longhorns softball team shut out North Texas 6-0 on Wednesday at McCombs Field. Erica Wright (5-5) struck out six and picked up her fifth win of the season. She allowed four hits and walked three through six … Read More

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Iowa State wins its first ever series over Texas with 4-2 victory Sunday

Texas softball dropped its third Big 12 conference series on Sunday when Iowa State (18-32, 3-12) defeated Texas 4-2 at McCombs Field to take the three-game series. Prior to the Cyclones’ 2-1 win in the series opener Friday, Iowa State was 1-48 against Texas and its only other prior win also … Read More

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Texas softball bounces back with win over Iowa State

After a rare loss to Iowa State on Friday, the Texas softball team bounced back with a 7-1 win Saturday at McCombs Field. Tiarra Davis (6-8) allowed one run on just two hits through six innings. She struck out three and walked five. The Longhorns (25-19, 4-7 Big 12) scored … Read More

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Home run halts UT’s Big 12 softball winning streak

Kelsey McFarland hit a home run off Erica Wright that proved to be the game-winner as the Iowa State Cyclones defeated the Texas Longhorns 2-1 in a Big 12 softball contest at McCombs Field on Friday. The loss halted a three-game conference winning streak for the Longhorns (24-19, 3-7). Emma … Read More

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Diamond Dust: Texas, Randel Leahy finally found some offense in Lubbock

Randel Leahy showed a lot of promise as a freshman in 2015. A nagging lower back injury derailed her sophomore season, and the Norco, Calif. native has struggled to find her freshman form where she ranked among the top five in nearly every team offensive category. In 2015 she hit … Read More

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Longhorns softball defeats Texas Southern in shutout

The Texas Longhorns softball team had little trouble in defeating Texas Southern 5-0 in a contest at McCombs Field on Wednesday. The win makes it four in a row for Texas (24-18), which is coming off a sweep of Texas Tech over the weekend. Texas Southern fell to 17-14 with … Read More

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Big 12 applauds Texas freshman Kaitlyn Washington following breakout weekend

As one of the newest additions to Texas’ starting line-up, freshman outfielder Kaitlyn Washington has caught the Big 12’s attention. Washington was named the Big 12’s Player of the Week on Tuesday afternoon.  In last weekend’s three wins over Texas Tech, Washington hit .467 (7-for-15) with two runs … Read More

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Longhorns softball gets first Big 12 sweep of the season

The Longhorns softball team completed a three-game sweep of Texas Tech as they outmuscled the Red Raiders 11-3 on Saturday afternoon. Texas pounded out 17 hits, including five for extra bases, on the way to its first Big 12 sweep of the season. Kaitlyn Washington was 2 for 5 with … Read More

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Longhorns softball wins second in a row over Texas Tech

The Longhorns softball team had 13 hits on their way to defeating Texas Tech 9-5 in Lubbock to pick up their second Big 12 win in a row Friday afternoon. Kelli Hanzel was 2 for 4 with two runs scored, a home run and three RBIs to lead the Longhorns’ … Read More

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Texas softball plays 14 innings and picks up first Big 12 win

The Texas softball team matched its longest game in program history with a 14-inning, 4-1 win over Texas Tech in Lubbock Thursday night. The game lasted three hours and 31 minutes and was the first time the team had played 14 innings since March 1, 2002 when Cat Osterman pitched … Read More

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Diamond Dust: Why is Texas softball underachieving?

The 2017 season isn’t a rebuilding effort for Texas coach Connie Clark and her staff. Not even close. On paper, all the pieces of the puzzle were in place for the Longhorns. Clark returned eight starters. Yes, eight. There are 10 upperclassmen on a roster that boasts seven seniors,  including 2014 … Read More

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Knee injury takes Reagan Hathaway’s bat out of the Texas line-up

As it attempts to salvage its softball season, Texas was dealt another loss on Wednesday. Texas announced that sophomore outfielder Reagan Hathaway has been ruled out for the rest of the season with a knee injury. Hathaway tore the anterior cruciate ligament in her right knee when she collided with … Read More

Texas softball team falls to Oklahoma

The Texas softball team continued to be haunted by its one-run demons Friday afternoon against No. 11 Oklahoma. Shay Knighten hit the go-ahead RBI single in the sixth inning to give the Sooners a 3-2 win at McCombs Field. The Longhorns entered the Red River Showdown with a 4-8 record … Read More

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Diamond Dust: Can Texas softball shake off its awful history against ranked teams?

Texas’ softball team will try to avoid its worst start in Big 12 play since 2004 when it hosts 11th-ranked Oklahoma this weekend at McCombs Field. Unfortunately for the Longhorns, history isn’t on their side. Forget for a moment that Oklahoma (32-7, 3-0 Big 12) are 34-24 all-time against Texas. Read More