Texas softball releases 2020 spring schedule


Texas softball releases challenging 2020 spring schedule

Longhorns are set to play 27 total games against 17 teams that reached the 2019 NCAA Field of 64

AUSTIN, Texas – Coming off a 2019 season that ended just one win short of a berth in the annual Women’s College World Series, the Texas softball program and head coach Mike White are pleased to announce their challenging 2020 spring schedule.

Official game times and TV designations will be released at a later date.

Along the way, the Longhorns will face off against five of last season’s Women’s College World Series participants in Alabama, Oklahoma, Oklahoma State, UCLA and Washington. UT will also battle seven NCAA Super Regional qualifiers (Alabama, Oklahoma, Oklahoma State, Ole Miss, Tennessee, UCLA and Washington) and will contest 27 total games against 17 squads that earned bids to the NCAA Field of 64 (Alabama, Oklahoma, Oklahoma State, Ole Miss, Tennessee, UCLA, Washington, Houston, Lipscomb, Boise State, BYU, Louisiana-Lafayette, Colorado State, North Dakota State, Texas Tech, Michigan and Weber State).

During its scheduled 56-game regular-season slate, the Burnt Orange & White will leave the “Lone Star State” five times with out-of-state trips scheduled for Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, Los Angeles/Fullerton, Calif., Tuscaloosa, Ala., Norman, Okla., and Ames, Iowa.

The 2020 season officially kicks-off at Red & Charline McCombs Field as the Longhorns host their annual Texas Classic (Feb. 6-9) against Wichita State, Maryland, Lamar, Colorado State and Texas A&M-Corpus Christi.

The first road trip of the campaign takes the Longhorns back to Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, for the second time in the last three years to participate in the Puerto Vallarta College Challenge (Feb. 13-15). During a three-day stay at Nancy Almaraz Stadium, Texas will face Cal Baptist, Utah, Tennessee, the Mexican Olympic Team (exhibition) and Ole Miss.

The Longhorns return home on Feb. 19 for a mid-week match-up against North Texas before hosting the Texas Invitational against Lipscomb, North Dakota State, Duke and Weber State over Feb. 21-23.

Following a high-profile, mid-week doubleheader against Louisiana-Lafayette (Feb. 25), the Burnt Orange & White venture to Los Angeles, Calif., to battle defending national champion UCLA (Feb. 27) at Easton Stadium before continuing on to the Judi Garman Classic in Fullerton, Calif., to face Washington, Fresno State, Michigan and Boise State from Feb. 28-March 1.

UT then wings its way back to Austin to host the Longhorn Invitational from March 6-8 against Liberty, Texas Southern and New Mexico, before taking to the road for the last time before opening league play with a trip to Tuscaloosa over March 13-15 for the T-Town Showdown against Bryant, BYU and Alabama.

The Longhorns are slated to open the rugged Big 12 Conference slate on the road at defending league champion Oklahoma (March 20-22). Addition league road series during the 2020 campaign include trips to Ames, Iowa, to face Iowa State (April 17-19) and to Waco, Texas, to battle Baylor (May 2-3).

UT will host Big 12 series against Texas Tech (April 3-5), Kansas (April 9-11) and Oklahoma State (April 24-26) as well as a single league match-up against Baylor (April 22) as part of the two teams’ annual split series.

Several additional non-conference contests are also on the docket over the remainder of the regular season. Included are home tilts versus UT Arlington (March 25) and Stephen F. Austin (April 7) as well as a road doubleheader at Houston (April 1) and a single game at Texas State (April 15).

The postseason begins with the annual Big 12 Tournament at the USA Hall of Fame Stadium in Oklahoma City, Okla., over May 8-9.

The NCAA Tournament schedule gets underway at campus sites over May 14-17 with NCAA Regionals and follows with the best-of-three NCAA Super Regionals over May 21-24. The annual Women’s College World Series at the USA Hall of Fame Stadium in Oklahoma City, Okla., is scheduled to be contested from May 28-June 3.

Season ticket renewals are available (deadline for renewal is Dec. 4) for fans who had season tickets for the 2019 campaign. Those interested in renewing their season tickets for 2020 can do so by visiting their account online at TexasSports.com/tickets, calling Texas Athletics at 512-471-3333, or visiting the Sandeep Soni Ticket Office in Bellmont Hall.

Those interested in becoming new season ticket holders for the 2020 season can now submit a season ticket deposit for $59 (per seat) and select your seats for the upcoming campaign, based on your Loyalty Points rank. For more information, please contact Texas Athletics at 512-471-3333.

Source- Texas Athletics

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