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March 4th, 2013
Softball tumbles at CenturyLink Classic



Ashley Wright offered one of few bright spots for the Texas State softball team in the CenturyLink Classic, pitching a complete game win against Texas A&M-Corpus Christi (Texas State sports information photo).


Typically, a college athletic team will stage some kind of event at its home facility with the idea making a good showing.

But it hasn’t been that kind of a season for the Texas State softball team. After losing all five of their games in the Texas Shootout at Bobcat Field last month, the Bobcats lost four of five in the CenturyLink Classic last weekend at the same location.

The Bobcats now are 3-16 with 10 losses in their last 11 games. The Bobcats are batting .221 as a team, compared with a .301 batting average for their opponents. Furthermore, the Bobcats are losing games early, being outscored, 25-7, in the first inning. The Bobcats have scored first only three times, winning one of those games. When the opponent scores first, the Bobcats are 2-14.

Texas State’s only win in the CenturyLink Classic was a 7-1 victory against Texas A&M-Corpus Christi. Courtney Harris led the Texas State offense, going two-for-four with two RBI and a double. Ashley Wright pitched the distance for Texas State, allowing only five hits and a run as she raised her record to 2-5.

The Bobcats began the tournament with a 7-5 loss to North Texas, then lost, 4-3, to Purdue. Following the Purdue loss, the Bobcats beat Texas A&M-Corpus Christi. But the followed that victory with a 9-3 loss to North Texas, then ended the tournament with a 7-2 loss to Purdue.

Now, Texas State goes on the road for its next two games. The Bobcats will play at Sam Houston State on Wednesday (4:30 p.m.), then they will play at Texas on Friday (4:30 p.m.).

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