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STAFF REPORT

The Texas State softball team gamely took on No. 20 Baylor at Bobcat Field Tuesday night and almost pulled it off.

However, the Bears prevailed in the extra-inning thriller, scoring four times in the tenth inning for a 7-3 win.

The Bobcats were down, 1-0, in the sixth inning when they tied the game on a single to center field by Coralee Ramirez to drive in Haley Lemons. Neither team scored in the seventh inning and the game went to extra innings.

Baylor’s Holly Holl, who gave the Bears a 1-0 lead with a sacrifice fly in the first inning, apparently had it won in the ninth with a two-run homer that gave the Bears a 3-1 lead. However, the Bobcats came back in the bottom half of the inning, when Baylor shortstop Jordan Strickland made a throwing error on a ground ball by Kelli Baker, enabling Brooke Keel and Brooke Baker to score.

The game now tied at 3-3, it moved into the tenth inning, when the Bears flooded home with four runs to put the game out of reach.

The loss dropped Texas State to 9-29 overall, while Baylor improved to 30-10.

The Bobcats will return to Western Athletic Conference (WAC) play this weekend with three games at Texas-Arlington.

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