Bobcat softball to face Texas A&M Wednesday

Sports Reporter

The Texas State softball team is looking to earn its 11th all-time win against Texas A&M Wednesday in San Marcos.

The Bobcats are 10-58 against Texas A&M. Texas State’s last win was Feb. 18, 2009, defeating the Aggies 3-2.  Coach Ricci Woodard owns five of the 10 wins against Texas A&M and has lost 10.

“I’m looking forward to it,” Woodard said. “They’re a rival. The crowds like to come out when we play them. Hopefully, we can play well and get back on track against them.”

Texas State recently went 2-3 at the Mississippi Gulf Coast Classic over the weekend, improving its overall record to 13-8 on the season. The team is coming into the matchup against the Aggies on a three-game losing streak.

“We realized we weren’t playing up to our full potential,” said Timishia North, senior center fielder. “We got together and talked about a bunch of things, and I think our mindset is a lot clearer now.”

Texas State lost both of its matchups last year to Texas A&M. The Bobcats lost the first game in College Station 9-1 and were run-ruled in the second matchup at home 14-0.

The Aggies are ranked No. 13 in the nation with a 16-4 overall record. They currently have a five-game win streak, outscoring their opponents 44-8 during the stretch.

Jo Evans of Texas A&M recently became the only active Southeastern Conference coach to reach 1,000 wins. Evans joined seven other Division I coaches to reach the feat.

Nicole Morgan, Texas A&M infielder, leads the Aggies offensively with a .473 batting average. Morgan leads the team with seven home runs and 27 RBI. Katie Marks, Texas A&M pitcher, is undefeated and leads the team with seven wins, 29 strikeouts while posting a 1.44 ERA.

Texas State will begin its seven-game home stand this week and starts conference play March 15 against Louisiana-Monroe.

Senior Rayn House was the first pitcher in the Sun Belt to reach 10 wins and leads the conference with 98 strikeouts, surpassing her 86 total strikeouts from last season.

Kelli Baker, sophomore second baseman, is coming into the game with a six-game hitting streak dating back to Feb. 23 against North Texas.

Kortney Koroll, junior designated player, leads the team with a .549 slugging percentage and 4 home runs.

The game starts at 6 p.m. Wednesday at the Bobcat Softball Stadium.

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