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Texas State star pitcher makes history

Texas State star pitcher makes history

Anthony Flores

February 19, 2018

The Texas State softball team pulled out a close win against the San Diego State Toreros in what proved to be a historic afternoon for senior pitcher Randi Rupp. In her seventh complete game of the season the star pitcher notched ten strikeouts, making her Texas State’s all-time leader in strikeouts...

Texas State falls against Arizona State

Texas State falls against Arizona State

Michelle Joseph

February 18, 2018

The Texas State softball team fell 4-3 to No. 18 Arizona State University, Feb. 17 at the Littlewood Classic played at the Farrington Softball Stadium on the campus of Arizona State University. Ariel Ortiz, senior infielder, began with a first inning RBI foul-out. The Sun Devils responded with two...

Sophomore infielder looking to repeat previous seasons’ success

Sophomore infielder looking to repeat previous seasons’ success

John Paul Mason

February 18, 2018

For one softball player, she had a strong freshman season with the Bobcats. Posting a combined record of 42-17 with a 18-8 home record for the 2017-2018 season, she hit a stellar .259 with 135 at-bats, while starting in all 57 games. Bailee Carter, sophomore second baseman, is looking forward to the...

Bobcats take control in Littlewood Classic

Bobcats take control in Littlewood Classic

Region Kinden

February 18, 2018

The Texas State softball team grabbed a pair of victories on the opening day of the LittleWood Classic at Arizona State’s Farrington Softball Stadium. The Bobcats knocked off Illinois State 2-1 in game one of the two matches. In game two, the Bobcats thrashed The University of North Dakota in an 11-2...

Bobcats suffer close loss to Boston College

Bobcats suffer close loss to Boston College

Region Kinden

February 14, 2018

The Texas State softball team fell 4-3 to Boston College Monday, Feb. 12 at the Bobcat Softball Stadium. The loss drops the Bobcats to a 2-3 record and improves the Eagles to 1-4 on the season. Boston College struck first in the top of the third inning. The Eagles hit a home run after a leadoff double...

Texas State falls short to Florida State

Texas State falls short to Florida State

Michelle Joseph

February 10, 2018

The Texas State softball team dropped to no. 9 Florida State University, 4-2, Feb. 9 at the Bobcat Softball Stadium. The Seminoles took an early lead with one run on the board with a sac fly in the top of the second. The Bobcats answered back when sophomore infielder Hailey MacKay got the Bobcats...

Bobcats pick up first win of the season

Bobcats pick up first win of the season

Anthony Flores

February 10, 2018

The Texas State softball team opened the 2018 season at home with a 3-0 victory over the Sam Houston State University Bearkats. Entering the 2018 season, Texas State was considered the favorite to win the Sun Belt Conference title. The team made a deep run during the 2017 postseason, eventually falling...

Senior infielder aims to finish career on top

Senior infielder aims to finish career on top

Anthony Flores

February 7, 2018

Reaching the end of the college journey can be difficult and intimidating. For senior infielder Ariel Ortiz, the feeling of intimidation is dwarfed by the excitement of entering the next phase of life. “It’s kind of exciting to see what’s next,” Ortiz said. “I’ve done softball ever since...

One last season in the diamond for senior catcher

One last season in the diamond for senior catcher

Region Kinden

February 3, 2018

For one senior catcher, the upcoming softball season also means one last time on the Bobcat field. Sara Rupp played volleyball as a high school freshman but chose to pursue softball instead. Making that switch led her to a few collegiate choices during her high school career. “Volleyball season...

Ace softball pitcher looks to end college career on top

Ace softball pitcher looks to end college career on top

Anthony Flores

January 26, 2018

Becoming an elite player in sports requires a certain level of passion and willingness to dedicate one’s life to their sport completely. Those traits shine brightly in Texas State star pitcher Randi Rupp. What began as an attempt by Rupp’s mother to help her daughter be more social ended up spurring...

Softball prepares for potential fourth consecutive winning season

Softball prepares for potential fourth consecutive winning season

Anthony Flores

January 18, 2018

The start of the 2018 softball season is right around the corner and the Bobcats are preparing to put together their fourth consecutive winning season in the last five years. The softball team posted a 42-17 record during its 2017 season which is the third most wins in school history. The Bobcats...

Athlete inspired to play softball from father’s legacy

Brooke Phillips

November 9, 2017

Playing softball at the college level has always been a dream for one Texas State athlete, and after a successful first year in the books, she continues to find inspiration for the game through her family. Bailee Carter, sophomore infielder, made her debut as a Bobcat in the 2016-17 school year. Her...

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