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Freshman second baseman finds success in first year

A softball player moves to catch a ball in the air.

Daisy Colon

June 13, 2018

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

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Region Kinden

June 8, 2018

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...

Senior outfielder reflects on her journey with softball team

Jaclyn Molenaar prepares to hit a fast pitch.

Anthony Flores

April 27, 2018

Senior softball outfielder Jacklyn Molenaar had a long, unique road to Texas State. As her college career nears its end, she reflects on the journey and looks toward the future. Molenaar began her collegiate softball career at Tyler Junior College, where she earned first team All-East Zone Conference...

Texas State softball remains undefeated in conference play

Anthony Flores

March 31, 2018

After a loss to the Texas Longhorns and a cancelled series against Appalachian State, the Texas State Bobcats have righted the ship, sweeping the Georgia Southern Eagles in a three-game series that started Friday, March 30 and ended Saturday, March 31.   The Bobcat’s known for their high-powered...

Head softball coach continues sustained success 18 years in coaching Bobcats

Head coach talking to one of her players

Anthony Flores

March 21, 2018

The word “lifer” is a term used in sports to describe someone who has given themselves completely to the sport they love; someone who will spend their life in a sport. Head coach of the softball team, Ricci Woodard, is the definition of a lifer. Coach Woodard is in her 18th year as the head coach...

Bobcats sweep Coastal Carolina in three-game series

Anthony Flores

March 19, 2018

The Texas State softball team extended its win streak to eight after a weekend sweep of the Coastal Carolina Chanticleers March 17-18. Texas State dominated its Sun Belt Conference rivals, outscoring the Chanticleers 18-4 in the three-game series. The sweep gives the Bobcats a 22-7 record on the season,...

Texas State extends winning streak with win over ranked Baylor

Anthony Flores

March 15, 2018

The Texas State softball team picked up its 19th win of the season in a 5-2 comeback victory over the 11th ranked Baylor Bears Wednesday, March 14. For the second consecutive season, an unranked Bobcats team has downed the ranked Bears. The victory extends the Bobcats’ winning streak to five games ...

Bobcats fall short to Texas A&M

softball recap txst vs. Louisiana tech and texas a&m

Michelle Joseph

March 4, 2018

The Texas State softball team fell to no. 7 Texas A&M University, 6-3, March 3 in day two of the Texas A&M Invitational. Day two of the invitational began with Randi Rupp, senior right handed pitcher, sitting the Aggies down in order in the bottom of the first inning. In the top of third,...

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

softball recap txst vs. Utah and Louisiana tech

Daisy Colon

March 3, 2018

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 headin...

Bobcats extend win streak to seven

Softball Recap. Texas State University versus University of Texas San Antonio graphic

Anthony Flores

March 1, 2018

The Texas State softball team earned its 12th victory of the season in a 7-1 rout of the University of Texas San Antonio Road Runners. This is the Bobcats’ seventh consecutive win since starting the season 5-4. Texas State is 12-4 overall with a 2-3 record at home and a 2-1 record in away games...

Residents renew their love for sports

Residents of Smith and Arnold Hall meet at the Intramural Fields across from Strahan Coliseum to play softball.

Daisy Colon

February 28, 2018

Transitioning from high school to college can be difficult for students and often comes with new challenges and drastic lifestyle changes. Many students lose the sense of competition and physical activity they had while playing a sport in high school. Each week, residents from Smith and Arnold Hall...

Softball extends winning streak against Columbia

softball recap txst vs. columbia

Anthony Flores

February 26, 2018

The Texas State softball team extended its winning streak to six games with a 10-3 victory over the Columbia Lions in Florida Atlantic University’s "Strike Out Cancer" Tournament at FAU Softball Stadium. After a shaky start to the season, the Bobcats entered the matchup against the Lions, riding...

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