It’s still looking like the Southland Conference softball season will boil down to the final weekend, when Texas State will play three at Stephen F. Austin (SFA) May 8-9.
The question is how close the two teams will be when that series takes place. The Bobcats lost a game on SFA during the Easter weekend, when they won two of three at Central Arkansas, while SFA swept Texas A&M-Corpus Christi at home.
SFA now is 13-2 in the league, one and a half games ahead of the Bobcats, who are 14-4.
The Bobcats lost the series opener at Central Arkansas, 3-1, Friday, before sweeping the Saturday double header by scores of 7-4 and 6-0.
Texas State prevailed in the rubber game with Chandler Hall’s five-hit, complete-game shutout with nine strikeouts for the 6-0 win in Saturday’s second game. The big blow was Leah Boatright’s two-run homer in the seventh.
In the first game, Boatright went four-for-four, while McKenzie Baack was two-for-three with three runs and three RBI. The Bobcats scored three times in the seventh for a 7-2 lead before the home team scored two runs.
Central Arkansas won the series opener on Friday, as Bradie Baker got the better end of a pitcher’s duel against Hall. The difference in Central Arkansas’s 3-1 win was Rachel Baucom’s two-run homer against Hall in the fifth, breaking up a 1-1 tie.
The Bobcats now are 19-15 overall, while Central Arkansas is 14-24 overall and 4-10 in the league.
Texas State will not have a mid-week game this week as it prepares for an important weekend series at home against Nicholls State. The Colonels are third in the Southland Conference, 11-4 within the league and 18-9 overall.Email | Print