Texas advances to Supers after defeating Austin Regional

No. 1 Texas softball player and head coach Mike White swept the Austin Regional with a 7-0 victory in the May 19 final over the Northwestern Wildcats. Texas won all three games by margins of no less than five runs, advancing to the Super Regionals for the fourth straight year.

Mia Scott led the Longhorns off with a three-run home run to solidify run support for Teagan Kavan on the mound. However, Kavan was the star of the game for the Longhorns in their final game of the Austin Regional on Sunday afternoon.

Freshman Kavan recorded her third complete shutout win of the season, allowing just one hit and two walks over seven innings on the mound against Northwestern.

Kavan, along with Mac Morgan, were the two Texas pitchers to record shutouts in three games for the Longhorns in the Austin Regional. Morgan pitched a perfect game in seven innings in the Longhorns' 5-0 shutout win in Game 1 of the Austin Regional against Siena on May 17.

Texas beat Northwestern by a combined 19 runs over the final two days, completing its sweep of the Austin Regional this weekend. The other win over the Wildcats was a 14-2 run-rule win in five innings at McCombs Field on May 18.

With a win over Northwestern on May 19, the Longhorns become the first team to advance to the Supers this postseason. The Longhorns have advanced to the Supers in each of the last five seasons, with the exception of the COVID-shortened 2020 season.

There are just two wins between Texas and its second appearance in the Women's College World Series in the last three years.

Texas now awaits the winner of the Bryan-College Station Regional between the No. 16 Texas A&M Aggies and the Texas State Bobcats to determine next weekend's Super Regional matchup.

Texas A&M currently leads Texas State in what could be the final game of the Bryan-College Station Regional on May 19.

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