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Longhorns jump three spots in USA Softball poll

The undefeated Texas softball team (10-0) jumped three spots to No. 21 in this week’s ESPN.Com/USA Softball poll.  It is one of two polls the Longhorns are currently ranked in as the USA Today/National Fastpitch Coaches Association (NFCA) poll has Texas ranked at No. 24. The Longhorns are off to … Read More

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Longhorns put up 30 runs in two wins Friday in Houston

Texas (7-0) outscored its two opponents Friday by a combined score of 30-4 to open the Hilton Houston Invitational and remain undefeated in the early 2016 season. The Longhorns are off to their best start since 2013 when they won their first 13 games. Freshman Reagan Hathaway was the player … Read More

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Texas softball enters Softball Top 25

After a perfect 5-0 weekend in the Texas Classic to open the 2016 season, the Texas softball team came in at No. 24 in the first regular season poll by Softball. Texas is one of three Big 12 teams in the rankings. Oklahoma (3-2) was ranked No. 10 and Baylor … Read More

Another rally keeps Texas softball team unbeaten

For the fourth straight game of the Texas Classic, Texas (5-0) rallied to preserve its perfect record. The Longhorns defeated North Dakota State 3-2 Sunday at McCombs Field on a walk-off sacrifice from freshman Reagan Hathaway to score Celina Felix, who tripled in the previous at-bat. The run completed a … Read More

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Longhorns rally to defeat North Carolina in extra innings

The Texas Longhorns rallied from down three runs to defeat the North Carolina Tar Heels 6-5 in extra innings at the Texas Classic on Friday night. Kelli Hanzel scored on a bases-loaded walk drawn by Celina Felix in the bottom of the eighth to improve the Longhorns to 2-0 on … Read More

Stephanie Ceo, newcomers lift Texas to 4-1 win in season opener

Stephanie Ceo delivered two key hits that led to two Texas runs in Thursday’s 4-1 season-opening win over Arkansas in the Texas Classic at McCombs Field. Ceo, a senior from Meadow Vista, Calif., finished the game going 2-for-2 at the plate with a triple and two RBIs as Texas (1-0) … Read More

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My take: I stepped into the batter’s box against Cat Osterman

SAN MARCOS   –  Texas State held a softball and baseball promotion last Saturday allowing season ticket holders to step in the batter’s box against assistant coaches Cat Osterman and Jeremy Fikac. When I learned of this chance to hit against the Longhorn great, I sent a quick email to my … Read More

Horns hope Tiarra Davis, depth overcomes Erica Wright’s injury

Erica Wright became the latest Texas softball pitcher to suffer the sophomore curse, but the Longhorns hope their pitching staff is deep enough that they won’t miss a beat in this week’s season-opening Texas Classic. Wright, a right-hander from Huntington, is Texas’ returning leader in wins, shutouts, strikeouts, complete games … Read More

What’s it like to hit against Cat Osterman? (These guys still don’t know.)

SAN MARCOS — From 43 feet away, Cat Osterman commands respect just by her 6-foot-3 stature and intense presence in the circle. When she winds up, the softball fired from her left hand reaches up to 70 miles per hour with the same pristine accuracy and movement she’s had every … Read More

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Pitcher Erica Wright out for Texas softball’s opener

Sophomore pitcher Erica Wright will not be available for this weekend’s Texas Classic, scheduled to begin on Thursday, Feb. 11 at McCombs Field. Texas softball sports information director Brian Davis sent out an email Tuesday morning, two days ahead of the Longhorns’ season opener, stating that Wright “would be out indefinitely due … Read More

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Softball’s Lindsey Stephens named to national watch list

Texas senior Lindsey Stephens has been put on the 50-player USA Softball National Collegiate Player of the Year watch list. It’s the second year in-a-row the outfielder from Beaumont has been placed on the preseason list. The honor has been given to the top player in the country for the last … Read More

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Texas picked third in Big 12 coaches’ poll

The Longhorns are apparently the only ones optimistic over the team’s depth heading into the 2016 softball season. The Big 12’s seven softball coaches picked Texas (38-17, 12-6 Big 12 in 2015) to finish third behind defending conference champion Oklahoma and Baylor in the preseason coaches’ poll. The Sooners … Read More

Texas softball opens practice with optimism over depth

Lindsey Stephens, Texas’ senior outfielder, has been back on campus for “two weeks,” anxiously awaiting the start of the softball season. On Thursday, that wait was officially over. The Longhorns held their first practice of the spring at McCombs Field, and players and coaches were optimistic to build upon last … Read More

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Texas softball releases 2016 spring schedule

The Texas softball team will play 29 games at McCombs Field in the upcoming 2016 season, but will only play 12 of its 54 regular season games out of the state of Texas. The program released its spring schedule on Wednesday, which includes games against 10 teams that reached the NCAA … Read More

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Texas’ Reagan Hathaway selected for USA Softball athlete pool

Freshman outfielder Reagan Hathaway and 2016 Texas softball signee Malory Schattle, of Salado High School, are two of 69 athletes eligible for the U.S. National Team athlete pool. Members of the USA Softball Women’s National Team Selection Committee will select the rosters that represents ASA/USA Softball at international events, including the … Read More

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Ex-Longhorn Brejae Washington drafted by NPF expansion franchise

Former Texas softball standout Brejae Washington will return to Texas for the 2016 National Pro Fastpitch season. Washington was one of five players selected in the NPF expansion draft, announced Monday, for the league’s new franchise the Scrap Yard Dawgs, located in the Houston area. The Scrap Yard Dawgs is the … Read More

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Big 12 announces return of annual softball championship

The Big 12 announced Thursday that the league will reinstate the annual Big 12 Softball Championship beginning with the 2017 season. The Big 12 Championship will be held at ASA Hall of Fame Stadium in Oklahoma City, Okla. – the site of the NCAA Women’s College World Series – on … Read More

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Six softball players named as All-American Scholar Athletes

The National Fastpitch Coaches Association announced Tuesday that six University of Texas softball players earned All-American Scholar-Athlete honors for the 2014-15 school year. Among those qualifying, were junior infielder Kelli Hanzel, senior catcher/outfielder Taylor King, sophomore utility player Randel Leahy, senior outfielder Rachel Scott, junior outfielder Stephanie Wong and sophomore … Read More

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Texas softball releases fall schedule

The UT softball team will play eight games – all at McCombs Field – for its fall season. The fall campaign will get underway on Friday, Oct. 2 against Howard Community College for a doubleheader beginning at 5 p.m. The Longhorns will also host Temple Community College (Oct. 8), Blinn Community College … Read More

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Longhorns softball holding walk-on tryouts

The Texas softball team will hold walk-on tryouts for any full-time female student, Thursday, Sept. 10 at McCombs Field. Anyone wishing to tryout must be a full-time student at The University of Texas and currently enrolled in a minimum of 12 hours.  Players wishing to trying out must register in … Read More