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April 5th, 2010
Bobcat softball wins series at Central Arkansas

STAFF REPORT

It’s still looking like the Southland Conference softball season will boil down to the final weekend, when Texas State will play three at Stephen F. Austin (SFA) May 8-9.

The question is how close the two teams will be when that series takes place. The Bobcats lost a game on SFA during the Easter weekend, when they won two of three at Central Arkansas, while SFA swept Texas A&M-Corpus Christi at home.

SFA now is 13-2 in the league, one and a half games ahead of the Bobcats, who are 14-4.

The Bobcats lost the series opener at Central Arkansas, 3-1, Friday, before sweeping the Saturday double header by scores of 7-4 and 6-0.

Texas State prevailed in the rubber game with Chandler Hall’s five-hit, complete-game shutout with nine strikeouts for the 6-0 win in Saturday’s second game. The big blow was Leah Boatright’s two-run homer in the seventh.

In the first game, Boatright went four-for-four, while McKenzie Baack was two-for-three with three runs and three RBI. The Bobcats scored three times in the seventh for a 7-2 lead before the home team scored two runs.

Central Arkansas won the series opener on Friday, as Bradie Baker got the better end of a pitcher’s duel against Hall. The difference in Central Arkansas’s 3-1 win was Rachel Baucom’s two-run homer against Hall in the fifth, breaking up a 1-1 tie.

The Bobcats now are 19-15 overall, while Central Arkansas is 14-24 overall and 4-10 in the league.

Texas State will not have a mid-week game this week as it prepares for an important weekend series at home against Nicholls State. The Colonels are third in the Southland Conference, 11-4 within the league and 18-9 overall.

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