Texas softball falls to Texas State for the second time this season, 2-1

SAN MARCOS — Texas lost to Texas State for the second time this season Wednesday night, this time in extra innings on a walk-off single with the bases loaded in the bottom of the ninth, 2-1. Bobcats designated hitter Jaelyn Young hit the game-winning single to left field with the … Read More

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Texas softball falls in extra innings at Texas State

Jaelyn Young singled to left field, scoring Bailee Carter, to lift the Texas State Bobcats to a 2-1 win over the Texas softball team in nine innings Wednesday night in San Marcos. The Longhorns scored in the sixth inning to tie the game after trailing by a run, but that … Read More

Erica Wright tames the Cougars as Texas sweeps doubleheader

Erica Wright was in complete control Sunday afternoon. The sophomore used the finesse she had during her freshman season as the Huntington native tamed the Houston Cougars at the plate, going wire-to-wire in a 3-1 win over Houston in the first game of a doubleheader at McCombs field. The Longhorns … Read More

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Diamond Dust: Texas starts 0-3 in Big 12 softball for the second straight year

The Texas softball team was swept in a Big 12 series by Oklahoma State in Stillwater last weekend, the second straight year that the Longhorns have opened conference play 0-3. That’s only happened three times in the program’s 21-year history — 2004, 2016 and 2017. Back in 2004, Texas started … Read More

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Texas softball belts four homers in win over UTSA

Four Longhorns hit home runs as the Texas softball team defeated the UTSA Roadrunners 9-1 in five innings on Wednesday night in San Antonio. The win halts a three-game losing streak for the Longhorns. “It’s good to get back to the winning ways,” Texas head coach Connie Clark said. “We’ve … Read More

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Texas twice collapses on the road as Taylor Ellsworth ties a softball record

Texas’s dropped to 0-3 in Big 12 play as Oklahoma State rallied to a 10-9 extra-inning win on Sunday in Stillwater, Okla. Texas had two chances to close out this road test, but the Cowgirls (22-11, 3-0) overcame an 8-3 hole in the seventh inning and a 9-8 deficit in … Read More

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Texas softball falls despite one-hitter by Erica Wright

Erica Wright pitched a one-hitter for the Texas softball team, but that hit was enough to hand the Longhorns (17-13, 0-2 Big 12) a 2-1 defeat by Oklahoma State in Stillwater on Saturday. It was UT’s second Big 12 loss to open conference play. Madi Sue Montgomery’s two-run home run … Read More

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Longhorns drop Big 12 softball opener

Jessi Haffner hit a solo home run and Brandi Needham pitched a two-hitter as the Oklahoma State Cowgirls defeated the Texas Longhorns 1-0 in the Big 12 softball opener in Stillwater on Friday. Haffner’s home run in the bottom of the second inning was all the offense the Cowgirls (20-11, … Read More

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Diamond Dust: Big 12 preview

The Texas softball team returned from its California spring break trip with a 4-2 record, suffering losses to No. 10 UCLA and Cal State Fullerton, which also has a win against No. 14  Baylor. On Wednesday, the Longhorns (17-11) defeated McNeese State 4-0. Texas will open conference play this weekend in … Read More

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Longhorns softball team holds McNeese State to two hits in shutout

Five pitchers combined to allow just two hits as the Texas Longhorns softball team defeated McNeese State 4-0 at McCombs Field on Wednesday afternoon. Bekah Alcozer hit a home run while Randel Leahy, Celina Felix and Jade Gortarez each drove in runs to spark the UT offense. Paige von Sprecken … Read More

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Longhorns softball team sweeps doubleheader in Fullerton

A three-run first inning and a one-hitter by Erica Wright helped the Longhorns softball team complete a sweep of Saturday’s doubleheader with Cal State Fullerton (14-15) in Fullerton, Calif. The Longhorns defeated Cal State Fullerton 4-0 in the second game of the doubleheader after a 10-1 win earlier in the … Read More

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Longhorns softball team falls to Cal State Fullerton

The Texas Longhorns softball team fell to Cal State Fullerton in a pitchers’ duel 3-2 in nine innings in Fullerton, Calif. on Friday night. Alexis Gonzalez put the ball in play as she faced UT pitcher Brooke Bolinger (4-2) in the bottom of the ninth and an error by Devon … Read More

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Ten-run sixth inning explosion powers Texas softball past Long Beach State, 10-1

LONG BEACH, Calif. — Texas exploded for 10 runs in the sixth inning and Brooke Bolinger allowed four hits and one run in a 10-1 softball win Wednesday night at Long Beach State. Sixteen Longhorns batted in the sixth inning, the biggest single inning for Texas since a … Read More

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Texas Longhorns softball team tops Loyola Marymount

A four-run fourth inning and a couple of home runs helped the Texas Longhorns softball team defeat Loyola Marymount 8-2 in Los Angeles, Calif. on Tuesday afternoon. Stephanie Wong was 2 for 2 with two runs scored while freshman Taylor Ellsworth was 3 for 4 with a run scored, a … Read More

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Home runs power Longhorns softball to win over UTSA

Devon Tunning and freshman catcher Taylor Ellsworth each homered as the Texas Longhorns softball team defeated UTSA 7-2 on Wednesday at McCombs Field. The win halts a six-game losing streak for the Longhorns (12-9), which started with a loss to Arizona State on Feb. 25. “I think it was good … Read More

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Diamond Dust: How does Texas softball measure up to other teams in the state?

Texas went 0 for 3 against sixth-ranked Arizona in Tuscon last weekend, bring its record against ranked opponents to a dismal 2-7 this season. But UT’s struggles against ranked teams goes way beyond this season. In fact, Texas’ 4-2 win over No. 15 Tennessee two weeks ago at the Mary … Read More

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Arizona scores walk-off win against Longhorns softball team

The Longhorns softball team came up just short against the No. 6 Arizona Wildcats, falling 2-1 in a walk-off in Tucson, Ariz. on Saturday. An RBI double by Katiyana Mauga in the bottom of the seventh scored the game-winning run as Mandie Perez advanced home from second base. Dejah Mulipola … Read More

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Longhorns softball team falls in series opener at Arizona

The Texas Longhorns softball team fell to the No. 6 Arizona Wildcats 3-0 in Tucson, Ariz. on Friday night. It’s the first shutout Texas (11-7) has suffered since March 16 of last season. Before Friday’s loss the Longhorns had scored a run in 50 consecutive games, six short of the … Read More

Texas sports notebook: Jade Gortarez adjusting well to baseball-to-softball transition

Since she’s still swinging a bat and showing off her glove, this spring has been like many others for Jade Gortarez. She’s just playing a different sport. Gortarez, a freshman second baseman on Texas’ softball team, is 16 games into her college career. That means she’s also 16 games into … Read More

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Diamond Dust: Cat Osterman’s star pupil at Texas State ices Texas’ offense

Cat Osterman knows a thing or two about winning games at McCombs Field. Texas State’s assistant coach won 136 of them there during her four-year career with the Longhorns. Wednesday night, Osterman’s star pupil — Texas State junior Randi Rupp, the Sun Belt’s preseason pitcher of the year — also … Read More