Going toe-to-toe with ranked teams takes endurance, skill and willpower. All three aspects were on display at McCombs Field on Friday night as the Longhorns beat Oklahoma State, 3-0, in the first game of a doubleheader, then lost 3-1 in the second.
Two and a half years ago, senior pitcher Paige von Sprecken packed her bags and left California for Austin, after deciding that it was time to explore what a different part of the country had to offer. Fresh off a dominant freshman campaign at the University of San Diego, von Sprecken sought to become the ace of a premiere college softball program.
Shortly after her team’s three-game sweep of Texas Tech, Texas head coach Connie Clark delivered a quick, optimistic refrain regarding whether or not her team is prepared for its brutal upcoming schedule.