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5-run seventh inning pushes Bobcats over Warhawks

5-run seventh inning pushes Bobcats over Warhawks

Colton McWilliams

March 24, 2019


Filed under Softball, Sports

A five-run seventh inning would be the difference in the game as Texas State defeated the University of Louisiana Monroe Warhawks 8-2. With the win, the Bobcats have won the weekend series and will go for the sweep Sunday. Texas State drew first blood in the first inning as the Bobcats batted in...

Softball goes 2-1 against Jaguars

Softball goes 2-1 against Jaguars

Jordan Drake

March 19, 2019


Filed under Softball, Sports

Texas State softball finished its three-game series in Mobile, Alabama Sunday with a dominating 12-2 win against the University of South Alabama Jaguars that ended after five innings. Texas State broke open the scoring in the top of the second scoring six earned runs on six hits and never looked...

Texas State softball rallies late to take the win over South Alabama

Texas State softball rallies late to take the win over South Alabama

Zach Lopez

March 16, 2019


Filed under Softball, Sports

Texas State softball put on a show in Mobile, Alabama Friday with a 9-6 win in the first of a three-game series against the South Alabama Jaguars, breaking a five-game losing streak. South Alabama earned two runs on three hits in the bottom of the first inning, but Texas State was able to answer...

Bobcat softball swept by Ragin’ Cajuns in first conference series

Bobcat softball swept by Ragin’ Cajuns in first conference series

Zach Lopez

March 12, 2019


Filed under Softball, Sports

Texas State softball went 0-3 at home in a series against the 11th-ranked University of Lousiana at Lafayette Ragin' Cajuns this weekend, marking their fifth straight loss of the season. The Bobcats lost 1-6 in the first game of the series Friday night to the Cajuns, who churned out six hits and five...

Texas State splits four game USF Rawlings Invitational

Texas State splits four game USF Rawlings Invitational

Anthony Flores

February 25, 2019


Filed under Softball, Sports

The Texas State Bobcats closed their weekend with a shutout loss to the University of South Florida Bulls, splitting the four-game USF Rawlings Invitational. Texas State opened the tournament with an impressive 17-5 win over the Virginia Tech Hokies. Virginia Tech jumped out to an early 3-0 lead...

Texas State hosts the Bobcat Classic to open the softball season

Texas State hosts the Bobcat Classic to open the softball season

Jacob Sommers

February 11, 2019


Filed under Softball, Sports

The Texas State softball team began its season by hosting the Bobcat Classic at home. Texas State lost in the opening game Thursday 3-2 to the University of Texas at San Antonio. UTSA was able to score all three of their runs in the top of the third inning. While Texas State failed to capitalize...

Bobcats fall to Road Runners in season opener

Bobcats fall to Road Runners in season opener

Anthony Flores

February 8, 2019


Filed under Softball, Sports

The Texas State Bobcats opened their 2019 season with a 3-2 loss to the University of Texas at San Antonio Road Runners. The defending Sun Belt Conference champions got off to a rocky start in the Bobcat class tournament. Starting sophomore pitcher Meagan King allowed an early hit before striking...

Bobcat softball gears up to defend title in 2019

Bobcat softball gears up to defend title in 2019

Anthony Flores

February 4, 2019


Filed under Softball, Sports

With the spring ball opener coming Feb. 7, Texas State softball is bracing to defend their title as the reigning champs of the Sun Belt Conference Championship. With an influx of younger talent and the departure of six seniors, including Bobcat all-time greats Randi Rupp and Ariel Ortiz, head coach...

Cat Osterman: She’s baaaaaaack

Cat Osterman: She’s baaaaaaack

Andrew Zimmel

January 22, 2019


Filed under Softball, Sports, Sports - featured

Texas State’s assistant softball coach Cat Osterman is gearing up for the 2020 Tokyo Olympic games after making the women’s national team this month. In a 2015 Sports Illustrated interview after her last game in the National Pro Fastpitch league for the USSSA Pride, Osterman said that winnin...

Softball coach to try out for U.S. Olympic team

Softball coach to try out for U.S. Olympic team

Anthony Flores

October 19, 2018


Filed under Softball, Sports, Sports - featured, Uncategorized

Softball associate head coach and former olympian pitcher Cat Osterman will be trying out for the U.S. National team for the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo. Osterman, 35, was originally recruited by Team USA to be a member of the national team’s coaching staff in 2020 but began to have doubts ...

Freshman second baseman finds success in first year

Freshman second baseman finds success in first year

Daisy Colon

June 13, 2018


Filed under Softball, Sports

When deciding on which college to attend, freshmen athletes base their decisions off past successes and well-established programs. For one softball player, the decision to join Texas State's decorated softball program was a no-brainer. Tara Oltmann, freshman second baseman and infielder, said the...

Senior softball player goes out winning

Senior softball player goes out winning

Region Kinden

June 8, 2018


Filed under Softball, Sports

After closing out her final season with a Sun Belt Conference Championship win, one of Texas State's players is ending her Bobcat career on top. Ariel Ortiz, senior infielder, has achieved much success in her career as a Bobcat. Ortiz started in 53 games and led the Bobcats in home runs (12), recording...

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