Texas avenged their 9-5 loss against Texas State earlier this month by getting back at the Bobcats with a 3-2 win.
Just as the first game, Tiarra Davis, junior pitcher, got the start for the Longhorns. Davis was part of the seven-run fifth inning the Bobcats had against Texas in the first game to secure the win for Texas State. No seven-run inning was going to happen on Davis’ watch. She finished the game with six walks, four strikeouts and only allowing three hits.
Texas got out to an early 1-0 lead on an Erin Shireman, senior designated hitter, RBI single to left field.
The Bobcats would answer right back in the third inning. Kelli Baker, senior second basemen, doubled to left center to tie the game up at 1-1. Texas State was not done there, with bases loaded Corrina Liscano, junior third basemen, gets hit by a pitch to advance all runners and give the Bobcats a 2-1 lead heading into the bottom of the third inning. Those will be the only runs Davis allowed in the rest of the game.
The 2-1 lead did not last long for Texas State. Lead-off hitter for the Longhorns Lindsey Stephens, senior outfielder, hit a two run home run off of Texas State’s Randi Rupp, sophomore pitcher. That was Rupp’s ninth home run she has given up this season. The homer gave Texas back the 3-2 heading into the 4th inning.
Rupp recieved her sixth loss of the season while pitching a stat line of: six hits, allowing three earned runs, walking two batters, and striking out three hitters.
The Bobcats had chances to get back in to the game. In the top of the fourth inning, Texas State had two runners in scoring position with two out. But Kimberlin Naivar, junior left fielder, was unable to score them in as she grounded out to second base to end the inning.
In the top of the sixth inning, Jaelyn Young, junior designated hitter, got it started for Texas State with a lead-off double. Kayleigh Norte, freshman outfielder, came in to pinch run for Young. Norte advanced to third base on a sacrifice play. With one out and a runner at third base, the Bobcats still failed to score. This would be the Bobcats’ last opportunity to score, after going three up and three down in the seventh inning.
Texas State only had three hits in the entire game. With the loss, The Bobcats fall to a 23-12 overall record in the season.