For a group that has seen close-to-nothing go right during recent post-seasons, the Texas softball team can seemingly do no wrong this time around.
Two games in the NCAA Austin Regional, two dominant performances, and Saturday's 11-2 run-rule win over South Carolina has the Longhorns just one win away from advancing to next weekend's NCAA Super Regional round.
Texas, the number-4 overall seed in the NCAA tournament, will get their first of two chances to advance at 1PM Sunday at McCombs Field against the same South Carolina team they cruised by on Saturday. Should the Longhorns lose Sunday's 1PM game, a second, winner-take-all game with the Gamecocks would be played shortly after the conclusion of the first game.
On Saturday, Texas got a lead-off home run from Taylor Hoagland and never looked back, scoring in each of the game's five-innings. Hoagland drove in four of the team's 11 runs. Starting Pitcher Blair Luna pitched all five innings for the win, striking out six.