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Softball win streak snaps after day one at Texas A&M Invitational


Graphic by Shayan Faradineh | Managing Editor

The Texas State softball team is now 13-5 overall at the conclusion of the first day at the Texas A&M invitational in College Station, Texas. The Bobcats defeated Utah Friday morning 6-1, then fell to the hands of Louisiana Tech 2-0. 


The Bobcats had won eight consecutive games before heading into the second game of the day. 


Game one saw both teams scoreless for the first three frames, until a hit by pitch, fielding error and double by Utah allowed them one unearned run in the bottom of the third. 


Randi Rupp, senior right handed pitcher, was in the circle for the Bobcats. Rupp went five innings, with one unearned run, three strikeouts and no walks. 


Texas State‘s offense capitalized in the fourth inning scoring three runs. First to bat was Christiana McDowell, sophomore outfielder, who singled to shortstop. The following at bat saw Hailey MacKay, sophomore infielder, reach first on an infield single which advanced McDowell to second. A ground ball to third by Ariel Ortiz, senior infielder, unfortunately sat McDowell down. 


Bailee Carter, sophomore infielder, came up to the plate with a runner on first and second with two outs. Carter hit a single to left field, allowing both runners to score. 


The final play of the inning was made by Jaelyn Young, senior designated player, as she hit an infield single to advance Carter home, making the score 3-1 at the end of the top of the fourth.


The bottom of the fourth was scoreless for Utah. A pair of walks and a passed ball allowed Bobcat runners to advance to third and second base at the top of the fifth when Ortiz hit a single to right field, scoring both runs home. The score was then 5-1. Utah remained at one at the end of the fifth inning.


Krista Jacobs, junior right handed pitcher, came in for the final two innings and did not allow a single run.


The top of the seventh saw McDowell homer over left field making the final score, 6-1.


Game two was different for the Bobcats.

The first inning consisted of two Bobcat errors, giving Louisiana Tech two unearned runs.


The Bobcats had only three hits the entire game.


Rupp also started this game, pitching only five innings, where she allowed four hits, three walks and struck out five batters.


The Bobcats fell to a final score of 2-0.

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