On Saturday morning, in the first close game of the year for the Texas, the Longhorns came through in the clutch, defeating No. 18 Kentucky on a walk-off RBI single from first baseman Kaitlyn Washington.
After taking part in four games over just two days last weekend, the Longhorns had only one day of practice before they begin competition in the St. Pete/Clearwater Elite Invitation in Florida on Thursday.
The Mike White era may have come a day late, but it did not disappoint. Playing three games Saturday after a rain-cancelled doubleheader Friday, the Texas softball team began the 2019 campaign with resounding success.
As the Texas softball team finished up one of its final practices before beginning the season, the buzz in the atmosphere made it clear this team is more than enthusiastic for the new beginnings it is about to undergo as it begins the season Friday in the Texas Classic.
On the morning of June 25, Mike White was in the process of recruiting for the Oregon Ducks at a softball camp in Colorado. Twenty-four hours later, he stood at a podium wearing burnt orange at an introductory news conference after getting named as Texas’ next softball head coach.