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Horns' outfield is hardly just left, front and center
Austin American-Statesman
The celebration between the two outfielders following a hard-earned victory occurs in center field. Texas left fielder Jordan Danks and right fielder Kyle Russell run toward each other, meeting in the middle and jumping as high as they can for a high five. The object: Jump higher than your teammate.

Horns a confident bunch
Dallas Morning News
Augie Garrido is a deep thinker, but in the 11 years he's been at Texas, I've never known him to be much on braggadocio. There wasn't much to say after Missouri stormed through UFCU Disch-Falk Field and won a best-of-3 series earlier this month. Garrido wasn't fazed by two home losses, though. He still thought the Longhorns would win the Big 12 baseball title.

A&M baseball program on upswing
Dallas Morning News
Al Bradley used to drive truckloads of missionary supplies from London to Kuwait in the late 1960s. He once got detained by Iraqi soldiers 15 miles outside of Baghdad and was led into the city at gunpoint. Bradley, 71, thought he'd seen it all as a missionary worker. That was until last August when the Texas A&M baseball team overtook his modest College Station home.

UT-A&M bring out best, no matter which sport
San Antonio Express-News
I clearly remember Augie Garrido's first visit to Olsen Field as Texas coach, on a clear night 10 years ago. When they weren't chanting, "Soggy Burrito!" Texas A&M fans greeted the college baseball legend with jeers of, "We want Gus!" The Aggies, or "Raggies," were calling for longtime Texas coach Cliff Gustafson, Garrido's predecessor with the Longhorns. Two UT national titles later — or, bluntly, double the number of national championships A&M has ever won in the three major sports — those heckling A&M fans appear pretty wise. They really did want Gus.

Russell has big spring in his swing
Houston Chronicle
After playing in the Cape Cod League last summer, Kyle Russell brought back home the type of record you don't hang on the wall. Strikeout king.

Kyle Russell named a semifinalist for the Dick Howser Trophy
University of Texas sophomore outfielder Kyle Russell was selected as one of 16 semifinalists for the Dick Howser Trophy, honoring the top player in college baseball, the National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association announced on Thursday in conjunction with the St. Petersburg Area Chamber of Commerce.

Alaniz tabbed as one of 10 semifinalists for Roger Clemens Award
University of Texas junior Adrian Alaniz was selected as one of 10 semifinalists for the Roger Clemens Award, honoring the top pitcher in college baseball, the Greater Houston Baseball Association announced on Thursday.


Catching up with Cat
Austin American-Statesman
When Tennessee's Monica Abbott whiffed Alabama's Charlotte Morgan to become the career strikeout leader in NCAA Division I softball, the former record-holder, Cat Osterman, was not only on hand, she was working the game as a color analyst for ESPN.


N.C. State eliminates men's tennis team
Austin American-Statesman
North Carolina State (23-9) won four of the first six sets in singles play and went on to upset 11th-ranked Texas 4-3 in the NCAA tournament's round of 16 in Athens, Ga. The Longhorns finished their season 20-9.

Inside Texas Blog: Hypocrisy
Inside Texas' Ross Lucksinger airs out his frustration at the "blatant hypocrisy" permeating what is apparently the hottest topic in all of sports right now.

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