A 3-11 ball club at one point, the Texas State softball team now has won five in a row, raising its record to 8-11 as it shares the early lead in the Southland Conference with Stephen F. Austin.
The difference has been pitching. In six Southland Conference games, five of them wins, the Bobcats have allowed only 10 runs.
As the Bobcats won two of three at home against Texas-Arlington (UTA) at home before sweeping three at Sam Houston State last week, Chandler Hall dropped her ERA from 5.63 to 3.08 and Anna Marie Taylor cut her ERA from 8.15 to 3.63.
Hall, batting .333 in the league, is joined by Haley Lemons (.538), McKenzie Baack (.333) and Anna Hernandez (.316) as everyday players over .300. Hernandez has hit two homers in the league, while Baack and Lemons each have hit one.
After Hall took a 3-1 loss to UTA on March 2, the Bobcats rebounded to beat UTA, 3-0 on Taylor’s shutout and 8-2 when Baack hit a homer with four RBI. Last weekend, the Bobcats roughed up on Sam Houston State, which already is 0-6 in the league.
In a 4-2 win to start the series, Lemons and Emery each drove in two runs and Hall struck out eight in her complete-game performance. Taylor pitched a complete game in the next contest while Kristina Tello notched two hits with four RBI in a 6-2 win. Hernandez went three-for-four with two homers and four RBI as the Bobcats completed the sweep with a 9-1 run-rule win in six innings. Hall took the win, improving her mark for the year to 6-5.
The Bobcats will be back in action Wednesday at Bobcat Field to play Baylor (6 p.m.).Email | Print