Texas advances to supers after sweeping Austin Regional

Texas looks like it could face rival Texas A&M in the Austin Super Regional to decide which team advances to OKC and the Women's College World Series.
Teagan Kavan, Texas softball
Teagan Kavan, Texas softball / Aaron E. Martinez/American-Statesman /

No. 1 Texas softball and head coach Mike White swept the Austin Regional with a 7-0 win in the final on May 19 over the Northwestern Wildcats. Texas won all three games by a margin of no fewer than five runs to advance to super regionals for the fourth year in a row.

Teagan Kavan's shutout leads No. 1 Texas softball to a regional-clinching win over Northwestern

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

The freshman Kavan registered her third complete-game shutout win of the season, allowing just one hit and two walks over seven innings on the mound against Northwestern.

Kavan joined Mac Morgan as the two Texas pitchers to register shutouts in three games for the Longhorns in the Austin Regional. Morgan registered a perfect game in seven innings in a 5-0 shutout win for the Longhorns in Game 1 of the Austin Regional against Siena on May 17.

Texas defeated Northwestern by a combined margin of 19 runs in the last two days to complete its sweep of the Austin Regional this weekend. The other win over the Wildcats was a 14-2 run-rule victory in five innings at McCombs Field on May 18.

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

Only two wins sits between Texas and their second Women's College World Series trip 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 Texas State Bobcats to determine its super regional matchup next weekend.

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

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