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April 1st, 2010
Bobcat softball falls at Texas

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Allyce Rother steps to the plate Wednesday night for Texas State at Texas. Texas State sports information photo.

STAFF REPORT

The Texas State softball team couldn’t get anything cooking offensively Wednesday night in an 8-0 run-rule loss at No. 17 Texas.

The Bobcats managed only two hits against Texas starter Blaire Luna, who improved her record to 16-4 with a six-inning performance. Chandler Hall, 12-7, took the loss for Texas State.

Texas State, which beat Texas, 9-7, at Bobcat Field on March 24, put only three runners on base during Wednesday night’s game in Austin. With two out in the first inning, Haley Lemons walked, but ended the inning on first base. The Bobcats put together a threat in the sixth, when Allyce Rother and Kristina Tello both singled, but then ended the inning on third base and second base, respectively.

Leading, 6-0, going to the bottom of the sixth inning, the Longhorns put the game away with Courtney Craig’s two-run homer, clinching the run-rule win. Craig finished the night with five RBI.

During the March 24 game, the Bobcats tagged Luna for five runs (four earned) in 3 1/3 innings. Wednesday night, Luna struck out 12 of the 20 batters she faced.

Texas scored two runs in the first inning, one in the second, one in the third and two in the fourth. The fourth inning runs came on the first of Craig’s two home runs during the game.

The Bobcats are going to Conway, AR, this weekend for a three-game series against Central Arkansas.

The Bobcats are 17-14 overall and 12-3 in the Southland Conference. Texas improved to 29-8 overall.

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