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March 11th, 2010
Bobcats rally for softball upset over Baylor

031010hallTexas State pitcher Chandler Hall is back in ace form, striking out 11 in nine innings Wednesday night as the Bobcats beat Baylor, 4-3. Texas State sports information photo.

STAFF REPORT

Chandler Hall drove in Kristina Tello with a squeeze bunt in the ninth inning as the Texas State softball team upset No. 22 Baylor, 4-3, Wednesday night at Bobcat Field.

Hall also starred on the mound, scattering nine hits in nine innings while striking out 11 and allowing only two earned runs. After early struggles, Hall has brought her game back in the last couple weeks, improving her record this year to 7-5.

“The Chandler today is the Chandler that we’re used to seeing,” Texas State coach Ricci Woodard said. “She will be ready every time she steps in the circle.”

Baylor had taken a 3-2 lead in the top of the ninth on a bunt single by Bree Hanafin, driving in Dani Leal from third. But the Bobcats had more in their tank when they batted in the bottom of the inning.

Tello doubled and took third on the throw home as Lindsay Matt scored from second base. Then, Hall laid down her bunt to take Tello home with the game winner.

“I really don’t think the team knew that Baylor was ranked coming into today’s game,” Woodard said. “We don’t pay attention to who is in the other dugout. We just come out in play.”

The Bobcats now have won six in a row, improving their overall record to 9-11. Baylor fell to 16-7. The Bobcats go to Lake Charles, LA, this weekend for a three-game series in the Southland Conference against McNeese State.

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