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The Texas State softball team lost two of three at home against San Jose State during the weekend and go to their final Western Athletic Conference (WAC) series needing only one win to clinch a berth in the league tournament.

The Bobcats are in a four-way tie for third place at 8-10 in the league with Texas-San Antonio (UTSA), Louisiana Tech and Seattle. The top six teams in the eight-team league will play in the WAC Tournament at Louisiana Tech May 8-11.

The seventh-place team is Texas-Arlington (UTA) at 6-12. With one win in their series at Utah State to end the regular season this weekend, the Bobcats would finish no worse than tied with UTA at 9-12. However, the Bobcats would win that tiebreaker by virtue of winning two of three against UTA this season. Utah State is the last-place team in the WAC at 4-14.

Most likely, the four teams now tied for third will enter the first-round of the WAC Tournament, though any of them could still be overtaken by UTA. New Mexico State (16-2) and San Jose State (14-4) have clinched first-round byes.

The Bobcats lost their opener against San Jose State, 3-0. Courtney Harris had two of Texas State’s four hits. The Spartans scored three times in the seventh inning to break a scoreless tie. The Spartans then prevailed, 8-2, in the second game of that double-header as the Bobcats managed only six hits against 16 hits for San Jose State.

Texas State came back with a 10-2 run-rule win in their final home game of the season Saturday. Harris had two hits and five RBI for Texas State.


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