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STAFF REPORT

Because rain washed out much of the second day at the Western Athletic Conference (WAC) softball tournament in Ruston, LA, the Texas State team needed to win three games last Friday for advancement to the championship round.

The Bobcats basically played softball all day. After beating Louisiana Tech, 6-1, in a game that began at 11:30 a.m., they took on a 4:30 p.m. assignment against Texas-Arlington (UTA) and won that one, 5-1. For that, their reward was a 7 p.m. game against New Mexico State. The Bobcats fell in that one, 3-1, ending their season.

Texas State finished a tough season 19-37 overall.

In the first of those game, the Bobcats benefitted from three Louisiana Tech errors and three walks to score their six runs on only four hits. Haley Lemons and Courtney Harris each had two RBI for Texas State. Ashley Wright allowed only four hits in a complete-game win, improving her record to 9-14.

Rayn House followed Wright’s complete-game win of her own by scattering seven hits in a 5-1 victory against UTA. Wright raised her record to 8-17. Brooke Baker had three hits and three RBI, while Macie Hair added a home run.

But the Bobcats had to be fried when they took the field right on the heels of that one to take on New Mexico State, which led the league until the final weekend of the season. Wright and House split the pitching and limited the Aggies to four hits, but the Aggies punched up single runs in the third, fourth and fifth innings for the win. Wright was saddled with the loss, dropping her record to 9-15. Baker led Texas State’s six-hit offense with two hits.

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