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Texas Longhorns Win Big 12 Softball Regular Season Title

Texas softball, Reese Atwood

After completing the series sweep of the Texas Tech Red Raiders on Sunday, Mike White and the Texas Longhorns have officially earned the title of the Big 12 Softball regular-season champions for the 2024 season.

The Longhorns finished their season with an impressive 23-4 record in league play, with the team’s four losses coming against Oklahoma State, Oklahoma, and Houston.

 

Sunday’s 14-4 win over Texas Tech was the team’s fifth-straight mercy rule victory dating back to April 27th against Iowa State. After losing to Patty Gasso’s Oklahoma Sooners on April 5th, the Longhorns stacked 16 straight wins to close out the season as regular-season champions.

Sophomore catcher Reese Atwood led the way for Texas again on Sunday, adding two more home runs to her single-season record total. In back-to-back games against Texas Tech, Atwood hit four bombs. She finished her day in Lubbock going 3-4 with three RBIs, two home runs, and a single.

Texas batters went 13-28 on the day with four extra-base hits for an average of .464, while Texas Tech finished 3-17 for an average of .176. Freshman pitcher Teagan Kavan has a solid day in the circle for Texas, recording her 15th win of the season with five strikeouts in five innings pitched.

The win over Texas Tech cemented the Longhorns as outright Big 12 Champions for the 2024 season, which is the first title for Texas softball since 2010. Texas will take the field next week as the No. 1 seed in the 2024 Big 12 Softball Tournament in Oklahoma City.

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