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Softball continues pattern of dominance in fall play

The bobcats celebrate freshman Sara Vanderford's home run hit.

Claire Partain

October 22, 2019

Five months after a disappointing end to their 2019 season and five months before a shot at redemption in conference play, Bobcat softball put in an impressive performance with a 13-5 victory against St. Mary’s at home on Friday.The ‘Cats are 4-0 in fall play, taking each game by a margin ...

Cat scratches the surface

Texas State assistant coach Cat Osterman, pictured here in preseason play, faced the team she coaches, Bobcat softball, on Sunday, Feb. 9, 2020. Photo courtesy of USA Softball.

Andrew Zimmel, Sports Reporter

September 11, 2019

After spending over a decade away from playing the sport that brought her international fame, Texas State's assistant softball coach Cat Osterman has brought her talents back in the circle this summer in her former role as pitcher for Team USA. The team braved the sweltering heat to bring back three...

Bobcat softball closes out season with Sun Belt Championship elimination game

Tara Oldtmann swings at a ball in a game against ULM.

Claire Partain, Sports Editor

May 13, 2019

Texas State softball came to an end on Friday after an 8-0 loss in an elimination game against third-seeded UT-Arlington in the Sun Belt Championship Tournament. The Bobcats concluded their season with a record of 29-25 overall and 16-10 in conference for a fourth-place finish in the Sun Belt....

Texas State softball rallies to beat UTA

Senior Krista Jacobs winds up as she pitches to an awaiting Georgia State batter. <em><strong> Photo by Kate Connors </strong></em>

Colton McWilliams, Staff Reporter

May 10, 2019

Texas State scored 4 runs in the 7th inning to knock off in-state rival UT-Arlington, winning game one of the 3-game series 5-2. The win officially puts the Bobcats one game behind Troy for a possible second place finish in the Sun Belt Conference. In the 7th inning, Texas State trailed the Mavericks...

Bobcat comeback comes up short against Ragin’ Cajuns

Tara Oltmann throws the ball back to first base to get the ULM baserunner out. Photo by Kate Connors.

Colton McWilliams, Staff Reporter

May 10, 2019

Texas State's comeback came up short as the Bobcats fell to the first seed Louisiana Ragin' Cajuns 4-3 on Thursday in the quarterfinals of the Sun Belt Championship tournament. Texas State drew first blood in the game on a Hailey MacKay sacrifice fly to score junior outfielder Christiana McDowell....

Texas State softball advances to quarterfinals in Sun Belt Championship Tournament

The Bobcats run onto the field in excitement as their first Sun Belt Championship game begins. Photo by Kate Connors.

Colton McWilliams

May 9, 2019

A four hour rain delay did not deter Bobcat softball late Wednesday night as they defeated eighth-seed University of Louisiana-Monroe 3-0 to kick off the at-home Sun Belt Championship tournament. After a bye in the first round, the fourth-seed Bobcats shut out the Warhawks with a strong pitching performance,...

Houston knocks off Texas State after three-game win streak.

Senior Krista Jacobs winds up as she pitches to an awaiting Georgia State batter. <em><strong> Photo by Kate Connors </strong></em>

Colton McWilliams

April 24, 2019

The Bobcat softball team were hoping to prove to their in-state opponents they were a different team after their 10-0 and 8-3 losses during the tournament. Despite holding a 3-1 lead in the top of the seventh inning, Texas State was unable to secure the win after Houston scored three runs in the...

Texas State softball sweeps Georgia Southern

Senior Krista Jacobs winds up as she pitches to an awaiting Georgia State batter. <em><strong> Photo by Kate Connors</em></strong>

Colton McWilliams

April 22, 2019

After winning the doubleheader on Friday, Texas State was able to complete the series sweep at home against the Georgia Southern Eagles with a 4-2 win. The victory improves the Bobcat's record to 25-19 overall and 13-7 in conference play. Despite a 2-1 deficit in the second inning, Texas State added runs...

Bobcats take down Coastal Carolina

Softball player pitching during game

Anthony Flores

April 15, 2019

Coming off a mid-week victory over I-35 rivals, the University of Texas at San Antonio Road Runners, the Texas State Bobcats downed the Coastal Carolina Chanticleers 5-3. The Bobcats struck early, taking a 2-0 lead in the early after sophomore infielder Tara Oltmann blasted a two-run homer in the top...

Softball splits doubleheader against Appalachian State

Softball team congratulating each other

Zach Lopez

April 7, 2019

Texas State softball played a doubleheader against Appalachian State Friday at Bobcat Softball Stadium. In game one, the Bobcats shutout the Mountaineers with a score of 2-0. The Bobcats were unable to hold on and lost game two with a final score of 2-1. The Bobcats earned two hits through the fir...

Bobcat’s nine-game win streak snapped by Texas

<strong>File Photo</strong>

Colton McWilliams

April 4, 2019

The Bobcat offense struggled to get going as the number 11 ranked Texas Longhorns blew out Texas State in a 10-0 win and snapped a nine-game win streak by the 'Cats. Texas bolsters their record to 32-8 while Texas State drops to 19-16 on the season. The Bobcats immedieatley got off on t...

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