The Texas State softball team held its ground on top of the Southland Conference during the weekend, winning two of three at Nicholls State at Bobcat Field.
The Bobcats swept a Saturday double header by scores of 8-0 and 7-6, then lost the Sunday finale, 1-0.
The first game ended by run rule in five innings after Leah Boatright had gone two-for-three with five RBI and a three-run homer in the first inning, while Chandler Hall allowed only one hit while striking out four in five innings.
The second game was the opposite kind of game, though the Bobcats still won. This time, though, they trailed, 6-2, going to the bottom of the seventh inning before they tacked up five runs to win it. Anna Hernandez began the rally with a two-run double before Boatright hit an RBI single, McKenzie Baack hit an RBI double and Jenna Emery hit an RBI single to knock in the game winner.
In Sunday’s game, Hall pitched another fine game, allowing one run on three hits in seven innings. But she still took the loss, dropping to 14-9, because Nicholls State’s Carlee Winkelmann pitched a five-hit shutout in a complete game performance.
Texas State remains in first place at 16-5 in the Southland Conference. The Bobcats are 21-16 overall. Stephen F. Austin is second at 13-5 in the league, while Nicholls is 12-6 and Texas-Arlington is 13-7.
The Bobcats now will have a bit of a break before finishing out the last two weekends of the conference season. They will play two at North Texas on Wednesday, then play one game at home against Houston on April 21. Their next conference action is a three-game series at home against Northwestern State on May 1-2.Email | Print