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STAFF REPORT

This nightmare of a season for the Texas State softball team unveiled a new way of losing Wednesday. The Bobcats hit the ball, and still lost.

Despite a season-high 19 hits, the Bobcats fell, 14-13, at Sam Houston State. Texas State now is 3-17 this season.

The Bobcats trailed, 11-2, after three innings, but they pecked away, scoring in each of the next four innings. They erupted for six runs in the top of the seventh to take a 13-12 lead. However, Sam Houston State score a run in the bottom of the seventh to tie the game, then added a run in the eighth to win it.

So, a high point of the season quickly became a low point for the Bobcats, who now have lost three straight and 11 of their last 12.

Courtney Harris led the Texas State offensive effort, going three for five with a homer and six RBI. The Bobcats’ hitting eruption stood in stark contrast to their offensive performances throughout the year. Entering Wednesday’s game, Texas State averaged 5.8 hits per game.

Sam Houston State improved to 9-12.

The road doesn’t get any easier now for the Bobcats, who play their next three games against the tenth-ranked Texas Longhorns. The two teams will play each other Friday in Austin (4:30 p.m.), Saturday at Bobcat Field (1 p.m.) and Sunday back in Austin (3 p.m.).

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