87° San Marcos
The Student News Site of Texas State University

The University Star




The Student News Site of Texas State University

The University Star

The Student News Site of Texas State University

The University Star

Softball pitching shuts out Georgia State in series finale

Texas+State+junior+pitcher+Jessica+Mullins+%284%29+winds+up+to+pitch+the+ball+during+the+home+opener+against+the+University+of+Oregon%2C+Thursday%2C+Feb.+17%2C+2022%2C+at+Bobcat+Softball+Stadium.%26%23160%3B

Texas State junior pitcher Jessica Mullins (4) winds up to pitch the ball during the home opener against the University of Oregon, Thursday, Feb. 17, 2022, at Bobcat Softball Stadium. 

Texas State softball (24-17, 10-8 Sun Belt) swept and held Georgia State (16-23, 6-9 Sun Belt) to zero runs in the 3-0 series finale win.
Getting the loss for Georgia State was freshman pitcher Hallie Adams (4-9), throwing six innings while allowing three runs on four hits, three walks and five strikeouts.
Backed by a complete game shutout by sophomore pitcher Jessica Mullins (16-11), Bobcat softball increased their win streak to four games. Mullins threw seven innings while allowing only two hits and two walks while striking out three. She leads the Sun Belt Conference in innings pitched with 161.
Texas State’s offense gave Mullins a lead to work with in the bottom of the first with an RBI double by sophomore utility Anna Jones that scored sophomore utility Hannah Earls and freshman outfielder Ciara Trahan who both reached on consecutive singles to start the inning. 
Junior infielder Sara Vanderford tacked on one more to the lead in the bottom of the sixth with her 21st career home run, making the score 3-0.
“We just haven’t been getting those hard key hits in games,” head coach Ricci Woodard said in a postgame interview. “So to be able to finally hit a ball to the wall and a ball out of the yard, it’s what we need to do.”
Mullins is ninth in Texas State program history with 36 career wins as a sophomore, with two of her wins coming in the series against Georgia State.
The Bobcats will look to improve their win streak to season-high five games when they host UTSA on Tuesday at 6 p.m. in the Bobcat Softball Complex. 

Donate to The University Star

Your donation will support the student journalists of Texas State University. Your contribution will allow us to purchase equipment and cover our annual website hosting costs.

More to Discover
Donate to The University Star